Wednesday, March 7, 2007

On the Street…….Florence, Italy 2007


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  1. Lit

    March 7, 2007 at 9:27 am

    Lovely portrait Sart. I love the coat, one of the better ones I’ve seen and the jersey underneath. Marvellous.

  2. Regina

    March 7, 2007 at 9:48 am

    There’s something natural in ellegance and also something ellegant in naturality.
    Maybe it has something to do with the inner peace built as the years gone by and the capacity of wearing comfortable clothes not minding about whatever people would or should or could say.
    Don’t you think?

  3. Girl Spy

    March 7, 2007 at 10:36 am

    He looks like he escaped into the future from a Renaissance painting. What a beautiful face.

  4. Resplendato

    March 7, 2007 at 10:56 am

    Nice Job capturing the dark of his clothes with the very light wall and the character of his face.

    You are turning into a good photographer Sart.

  5. iopine

    March 7, 2007 at 10:59 am

    This is the best portrait I’ve ever seen from you. The expression on the man’s face is extraordinary. And the negative space of his jacket opening, which shows the white sweater underneath, I love that.

  6. sandman_gr

    March 7, 2007 at 11:15 am


  7. Carolina Lange

    March 7, 2007 at 11:54 am

    What a beautiful picture!

  8. Cut of cloth

    March 7, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Another fine painting…

  9. Trousseau

    March 7, 2007 at 12:46 pm


  10. Flights

    March 7, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    So beautiful…like the Mona Lisa it makes me wonder…

  11. straightstyle126

    March 7, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    Every face can tell a story… especially the mouth part of the face…

  12. Jacqueline

    March 7, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    Simply wonderful!

  13. odilean

    March 7, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    i would like to give this man a hug.

  14. NYC Fashionista

    March 7, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    Brilliant photo, not for the fashion aspect but for the portraiture and study of human face.

    You are getting too artsy fartsy, dude!! :-))

  15. d. chedwick bryant

    March 7, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    He is beautiful, so beautiful.

  16. vanessa

    March 7, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    i agree with resplendato – you are turning into a good photographer. you captured an essence there.

  17. MACRÁN

    March 7, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    I LOVE THIS BLOG!!!!!! and, of course, I love YOU!!!!! You are GREAT!!!!

  18. jose_airam

    March 7, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    A fantastic picture.Nobody knows where is the style…

  19. Emily Cook

    March 7, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    wow. now THIS is art. i love it.

  20. Anonymous

    March 7, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    By far favorite picture I have seen!

  21. Anonymous

    March 7, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    Wow, you took up painting, Sart.

    Honestly, you should expand outside of just fashion photos and create an ‘interesting look’ site.

    And I should register so I am no longer anonymous!

  22. Marg

    March 8, 2007 at 12:49 am

    Great image.
    Love it

    I listed you as a Destination on my blog

  23. SKHG

    March 8, 2007 at 5:41 am

    In my humble opinion, what gives this lovely man his fabulous look is the De Niro-type frown on his face. How he wears his mouth.
    Love this blog.

    Best regards, Staffan

  24. Anonymous

    March 8, 2007 at 7:16 am


    I really like your blog in general.(imho, it really stands out). The photographs are good, the people captured display great taste, and they are depicted in a sympathetic way. (Btw, I found you blog via the blog of Thomas Mahon, Savile Row.)



  25. Gudl

    March 8, 2007 at 7:58 am

    Very nice shot! Very nice man. He looks “Florence” , authentic I mean.

  26. Anonymous

    March 8, 2007 at 9:12 am

    He is Lorenzo De Medici!

  27. Anonymous

    March 8, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    I totally agree with Regina’s blog.It is that truism that “trying to hard”, just doesn’t work. This guy just looks great and I am quite sure he doesn’t give it much thought. Regina you’re right – there is something “elegant in naturality”. I like that comment!

  28. nadine

    March 8, 2007 at 8:23 pm

    This is gorgeous.

  29. Priyanka

    March 9, 2007 at 4:37 am


    I’m reflecting on how you might have approached him and the conversation that ensued…

  30. Gloria

    March 9, 2007 at 10:15 am

    His face breaks my heart.

  31. anne

    March 9, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    Such an extraordinary portrait! Thank you for this timeless photograph that captures a wealth of emotion from within the framework of this face. Simply exquisite.

  32. Plum

    March 9, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    I can comment on the light, the beauty of the colours, the wonderful contours. I completely understand the feeling of this somehow being transposed Medici portrait. I can’t ever touch upon that face, and I think that’s even saying too much.

    Which I guess is what makes you a wonderful photographer. It’s so gratifying to know that there is someone out there who recognizes, connects, gets “it”. You can’t be praised enough.

  33. Anonymous

    March 9, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    What a face. And what a beautiful portrait. Bravo.


  34. Anonymous

    March 11, 2007 at 7:26 am

    Great photo, really seems to capture the mood.
    Well done!

  35. rustic

    March 11, 2007 at 8:22 pm

    I love this photo, Sart. The feelings within me are ambivalent. The photo saddens me but I find it so beautiful! Beautiful face, and i love his color.

  36. swampgrrl

    March 12, 2007 at 1:02 am

    this man’s face is mesmerizing. look at all the life etched in those lines.

  37. Anonymous

    December 22, 2007 at 6:27 am

    For a moment I thought this photo was taken in Breton. What a striking and timeles image. One to be studied at length.


  38. karmapolice

    September 28, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    i wish i knew him.

    i’m glad you didn’t post any words with his portait. his face is all that’s necessary.

  39. slavenka

    October 9, 2008 at 2:17 am

    He has many stories under his hat and under his jacket,this is why this is a great picture and why his clothing…fits.

  40. M.Fvad

    December 14, 2008 at 3:11 am

    Simply ..WOW.. I swear i can almost feel the weather, the smell and feel the rhythm of the places being reported here ..that’s what a sincere photograph do ..

  41. Anonymous

    March 8, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    He is beautiful; time and character have molded him. The coat defines him in the present. I love it!

  42. Pickering

    April 22, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Amazing picture.
    this is beautiful.

  43. Orkun Balkancı

    May 21, 2009 at 4:32 am

    Is he about to smile or cry? I guess time molds emotions together..

  44. Dreamer in Canada

    August 21, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Oh I love this! There is something so poignant in the images of older people. Something in their faces, that makes you wonder what they have been through and what they know. I love his hat and his coat. But mostly I am drawn to this image because of the way his face has been captured! This is lovely!

  45. Terryl

    September 24, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    This photograph makes my heart explode.

  46. yankeegrl506

    October 3, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    My God, I just wanna hug him.

  47. Caitlyn Renshaw

    October 13, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    so much character in this man. beautiful picture

  48. Natalia Alabel

    December 4, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Oh, looks just like my granpa :)

  49. Victor

    April 9, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    You love him?

    Well, go to any little village in France, Italy, Spain or Portugal and you will get thousands like this one.

  50. Reen

    September 5, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    i was looking through the "favorites" section and found this. such a quintessentially beautiful face.reminds me of all the relatives i've never met.

  51. redwood

    October 26, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    i took a photo of a man in london who looks quite similar….

  52. Me

    November 20, 2010 at 7:45 am


  53. nina

    November 22, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I agree with victor..:)I am from croatia and you can find thousands grandpas like him here :)
    …but i must say, this is realy good photograph :)

  54. Tamara

    June 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Great portrait. I'm obviously late to comment, but it truly is.

    I hope I age with this photogenic of a face. Timeless.

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