Sunday, February 3, 2008

On the Street….Flowers, Paris


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  1. Corey

    February 3, 2008 at 10:28 am

    love the contrast of the black outfit and the yellow/pink roses. it tells a story.

  2. cigalechanta

    February 3, 2008 at 10:32 am

    What an interesting face. Is he French. The tulpis make you look at his black outfit. Nice!

  3. we could grow up together

    February 3, 2008 at 10:38 am

    roses still in plastic wrap sticking out from a backpack. that is gonna be an inspiration for my shoot. genius!

  4. Soph

    February 3, 2008 at 10:51 am

    simply sexy.

  5. Gabriela

    February 3, 2008 at 11:03 am

    That layering all in black is quite interesting; he dresses like guys in film school do.

    I like the role those roses play in such a tough and dramatic outfit: the fact that he is carrying them with such a serious expression makes me think of all the possible unobvious reasons for one to carry such a bouquet.

  6. Rita

    February 3, 2008 at 11:14 am

    This is a very romantic shot… for many reasons.
    I love the contrast between the bright-colored flowers and the overall dullness in the atmosphere.

  7. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 11:46 am

    i absolutely love it!

  8. LN

    February 3, 2008 at 11:53 am

    this guy is gorgeous!! J’adore sa coiffure!!

  9. chelsea

    February 3, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    thats sexy

  10. Lacey @ The Road is Life

    February 3, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    this pic is stunning. I love the look on his face, his posture, the black clothes, the rainy streets– all things melancholy — and then subtle burst of colorful joy sneaking out of his bag– oh this is winter!!!

  11. meg

    February 3, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    i love it!! i’m dying to know who the flowers are for..

  12. Ali

    February 3, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Unreal. Simply unreal.

  13. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I don’t really go for this type of look, but I think it achieves what it aims for really well. Skinny, short jeans, somewhat off kilter but nice hair, long jacket…it’s all of a Joy Division piece.

  14. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 1:17 pm


  15. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Love the hair very much – and the carelessness with which he carries the flowers.

  16. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Just where & how do you run into these people???? Visually very inspiring image and vibe captured here! Great!

  17. JIM JOE

    February 3, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    sometimes it hurts when i smile

  18. lila-lina

    February 3, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    wow, first thought was that he reminds me of a very stylish grenouille ;)

  19. Katherine

    February 3, 2008 at 2:25 pm


  20. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    lovely contrast between his clothing and the flowers.

  21. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    love the contrast, I wonder who they’re for?

  22. Ursula von Haubitz

    February 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    perfect. he must be a model, right?

  23. Chris

    February 3, 2008 at 3:13 pm


  24. Minx

    February 3, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    So even the Ian Curtis wannabes of Paris buy their girlfriends flowers from the local garage?

  25. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    those flowers really add a nice touch to the picture..well done!

    Makes me wonder whom the flowers are for. Maybe he has a date? That’s so cute…

    I also like his jacket and shoes.

  26. marya

    February 3, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    can bring those floers to me puh-lease!

  27. mad

    February 3, 2008 at 4:56 pm


  28. spitshine

    February 3, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    what a remarkable photo. the roses providing the juxtaposed color focus brushed almost imperceptibly by that peek of argyle in his sock…what a face.

  29. Peter

    February 3, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    I like the bag a lot, does anyone know where to get it?

  30. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 5:31 pm


  31. Anna

    February 3, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    first to comment!
    i love the whole like layout. his all black outfit with the yellow roses with the orange fringe tint. beautiful… i love his coat too!

  32. ilovesecondhandsmoke

    February 3, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    All-black outfits are my favorite. From the cap to the backpack, to the shoes, all black!

  33. Nathaly

    February 3, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Aw. Roses for me? He shouldn’t have!

  34. K. Eliot Fung

    February 3, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    written out like a dream

  35. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    those are my very favorite roses. why so glum??

  36. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Does every kid in Paris look like a model? Black accented by roses! I *think* I can do this look except that I can never fit in those new skinny jeans. I like the shoes too.

  37. Anonymous

    February 3, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Oh, Sart! How this photo captures such a duality! With the head-to-toe black and that expression and yet the contrasting roses in the bag. I don’t think you could have planned a more poignant photo. Bravo!

  38. Alice Lancaster

    February 3, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    what a beautiful and intriguing shot. the flowers really pop in contrast to the all black ensemble. i wonder who’s getting those flowers.

  39. citizen

    February 4, 2008 at 12:59 am

    Very intriguing. I wonder who he bought the flowers for. I like how he seems to have stuffed them almost absentmindedly into his bag.

  40. Auntie Naka

    February 4, 2008 at 2:19 am

    I love this photo! It’s amazing how one captured moment can tell such a story. If I lived near one of your galleries I would buy this!

  41. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 2:34 am

    He must be a model. This shot looks like an Ad campaign for a fashio house, and wouldn’t said fashion house be lucky to have such a photo as their campaign. Gorgeous Sart, your genius is starting to overflow.


  42. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 3:07 am

    this shot is ridiculously romantic; the slippery, dirty street and the stark light of the sky… not to mention that face which anchors it all.

    it’s more than enough to make a girl fall in love.

  43. Victim

    February 4, 2008 at 9:49 am

    He’s English, his name is Lee and he’s a menswear student at Saint Martins

  44. Post-it up

    February 4, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    good to see the return of the classic ruck sack. But would it look as good weighing heavy on his back? Never a good look, right?

  45. Phineas

    February 4, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    This shot, Sart, is beyond wonderful.

  46. Anonymous

    February 4, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    More people should buy flowers more often. It’s very charming and it would make everyone that much happier.


  47. gina

    February 4, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Good gods, man; this is genius. Every time I look at your blog, I feel lucky that we have this opportunity to see your work, and through it, the opportunity to see so many amazing people and memorable scenes.

  48. ellastica

    February 5, 2008 at 3:17 am

    the roses make the shot!

  49. snc

    February 5, 2008 at 10:21 am

    The composition of this photo is breathtaking. The wall even compliments his hair, and the roses poking out are so charming. Truly one of my favourites.

  50. Mitchell

    February 5, 2008 at 11:17 am

    This photograph is sublime.


    February 5, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    This is the kind of guy who (possibly) got dressed in the morning, and didn’t really have the intention of being “stylist”, but still succeeded effortlessly. And the flowers…they definitely add.

  52. Sam Besi

    February 5, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    haircut: funny. youngsters can do that.
    Black clothes: boring. Honestly.
    Like my neighbor, the undertaker´s son….
    Roses: maybe for his grandma.

    In fact, I´m not that enthusiastic about this foto.

  53. The Boston Foodie

    February 5, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Another great find, great look and great shot. It so makes me want to go back to Paris! They pay so much more attention to all of the details of their fashion.

  54. Anonymous

    February 6, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    this is a beautiful picture. I think everyone above has nailed it dead on. the black, sleek silhouette, and the sorrow, suttle emotion on his face, is really contrasted with humour with the flowers out of his bag. This man looks like a model you would see on a Dior Homme runway.

  55. Secret Diary

    February 7, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Sart- this pic is perfect in every way. really.

  56. Anonymous

    February 8, 2008 at 12:06 am

    As always, lovely photograph of a beautiful person with a flawless style. It is interesting, however, to see this posted on the same day as the NY Times article on on the new silhouette for male models. Hopefully this trend will not have the same devastating results for male models as the demand for frailty among female models has.

  57. Paul Pincus

    February 8, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Great portrait. Love everything here. Very cool!

  58. savvylondon

    February 8, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    many kids in paris do look like models. combination of good taste and those genes. he looks like a french ian curtis.

  59. mint

    February 9, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    wow. everything in this picture is sad and depressing except for the flowers. they’re happy.

    this could be a great start of a romance comedy. a depress guy looking for love. he bought a banquet of flowers in hope of finding love. he walked around the streets and search for the perfect girl….at the end of the day before the flower dies he accidently saved a beautiful swedish girl’s life. he gave her the flower and she kissed him.

    -the end-

  60. Anonymous

    February 11, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    This look makes me happy. After seeing “Control” I wondered why more boys in the U.S. didn’t copy Ian Curtis’s style. You really have to have a brooding, beautiful face like this boy to pull it off, though.

  61. Anonymous

    February 12, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    I really like the dark clothing with the use of multiple colors such as the flowers. It’s an interesting concept to have flowers in the backpack. It shows that no matter how dark one can seem, they still have a heart and meaning on the inside.

  62. JLala

    February 12, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    I really like the dark clothing with the use of multiple colors such as the flowers. It’s an interesting concept to have flowers in the backpack. It shows that no matter how dark one can seem, they still have a heart and meaning on the inside.

  63. kg

    February 17, 2008 at 1:29 am

    Your photography have opened up my eyes to those around me. Before I would just think ‘Oh, love her look’ now I look more closely to why I like it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  64. OCH

    March 20, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    this is a beautiful photograph.

  65. Term Papers

    January 22, 2010 at 12:16 am

    This is a smart boy.And I love the contrast of the black outfit and the yellow/pink roses in their bag.But perhaps Its looking sad.

    Term papers

  66. Name*

    October 14, 2011 at 12:53 am

    this guy looks like justin bieber!

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