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  1. Mary-Cri

    September 5, 2012 at 9:31 am


  2. debbie

    September 5, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Oh, love everything about this, her clothes, her squat, her shoes, her hair. Is she writing a daily menu or what??

    • SM

      September 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Agreed, i love this photo.
      I like how many of these photos capture people in daily life and not posed.
      The images are often candid yet honest.
      I imagine also that she is writing a menu.

  3. Gon

    September 5, 2012 at 9:57 am

    • Ceci

      September 6, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      Yet another add-nothing comment with a link to a blog. The most interesting thing about the Sartorialist website is the commentary by other regulars. I learn and see so much more in a photo from reading the comments. If someone has made a particularly wry observation I will click on their blog link. But these boring and blatant space wasters saying “nice pic!” with a link add absolutely nothing to the conversation. Some would call this trolling.

      • Tamera

        September 7, 2012 at 2:53 am

        Agreed, and I delete when that happens on my blogs.

  4. comme fraiche

    September 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I like the mix of materials, especially her jacket and shoes

  5. Gabrielleteare

    September 5, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I really love this photo she is totally oblivious of everything except the painting x

  6. Nur

    September 5, 2012 at 10:07 am

    She is cute and love the black/white shot!


  7. ojeje

    September 5, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Lovely photo.

  8. klisabel

    September 5, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Such an amazing pic!

  9. Alan

    September 5, 2012 at 10:27 am

    A beautiful story unfolds..

  10. Sevan

    September 5, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Black and white pictures are my favorites.
    I like the style of this young woman especially the shoes and hair cut.
    There is just enough light in the darker background to see what’s going on and my eyes are drawn to every corner of this great composition.

  11. Best Dressed Poland

    September 5, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Great haircut and cool jacket..especially the sleeve length. Wish I knew the color of it. I imagine it green…

  12. hadhka

    September 5, 2012 at 10:54 am



  13. Cole

    September 5, 2012 at 11:03 am

    She’s writing the menu out front of Galli Restaurant. New place, it’s good!

  14. anonymous

    September 5, 2012 at 11:30 am

    I like her shirt, is it organza? Or is it a short jacket? I can’t tell. The combo of the shorts with the jacket/shirt is tops.

    • Ceci

      September 6, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      It’s leather I think, or vinyl. The reflection is off the fabric, not through it. Though looking again, I see what you mean about organza; the black and white photo inverts it so it could appear see through. Interesting!

  15. Stella

    September 5, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Lovely. Do all New York ladies possess thin and unendingly long legs?

    • Martine

      September 5, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      I had the same observation. Perhaps they could donate an inch or three to the needy (me).

      • Stella

        September 6, 2012 at 7:15 am

        Must be something in the NYC water system. If only I could isolate the magic ingredient.. I could become a long-legged billionaire..

  16. gloria

    September 5, 2012 at 11:42 am


  17. Tonia

    September 5, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Wonderful photo. When I first looked at it, the Amalie sound track came to mind.

  18. Daisy Roadster and Coco

    September 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

    I love the sleeve length and material of the girls jacket. Beautiful black and white shot !

  19. Anthony

    September 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Fabulous shoes, top, skirt. What’s for lunch?

  20. Diane

    September 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Another picture showing the beauty and style of NYC and its residents. Love it !

  21. almudena

    September 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    wow! love this pict! so trendy!

  22. Simbarashe

    September 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Love her hair. Would love to have seen this in colour.


    September 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I like this picture!!!

  24. princessglee

    September 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I remember being furious, feeling helpless and improperly outfitted when I failed to explain to a barber exactly how I wanted my hair trimmed in the back. I got something similar to this look and I wanted to cry. Surprised to say, it still hurts a bit.

  25. Millie Cotton

    September 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Stunning photograph as always. The fabric of the jacket is divine.

    It’s a LDN Thing

  26. Name*

    September 5, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Love the picture. The pose, the clothes, the black and white!

  27. M.N

    September 5, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Great pose:) love her hair.

  28. Mr Essentialist

    September 5, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    This made me laugh – it reminds me of a Vietnamese squat.

    • Ana

      September 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Yes, a perfect asian squat.

  29. Mira

    September 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Great legs!! Like her style too :D


  30. yann

    September 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    oh that’s cute!

  31. Danielle

    September 5, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Love her jacket. It looks like the softest most supple leather.

  32. Tibs

    September 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Absoluteley nice pic! It gives a somehow warm and cosy feeling when people are not posing.

  33. Timothy Florijn

    September 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Great shot!

  34. Shane

    September 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Superb photo that has really captured how engrossed this girl is in her “art”. Love it!

  35. Anvita

    September 5, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    That is such a beautiful candid photograph. I love the way the woman is so absorbed in her task that she doesn’t notice anything around her!

  36. Monsieur Marcel

    September 5, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    A sign of the times–
    a scene which takes place daily around NYC,
    circa now.

  37. ED

    September 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Loving this black and white series. NYC is just full of scene.

  38. Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris Blog

    September 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Cool moment and attitude…

  39. Darrell

    September 5, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Beautiful. . .
    Woman and photograph.

  40. Monica

    September 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    This scene: everything is so minimilist and oh so right. The fabric and length of that jacket. Love how she’s so effortlessly squats and look at that left hand,resting so comfortably on her shoes…as engrossed by this pic as she is by her task!

  41. abigail

    September 6, 2012 at 12:09 am

    i used to work in restaurants and this perfectly captures the calm before the storm every night. gorgeous photo!


  42. Tammara Shelley

    September 6, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I love her jacket; and she is a pretty face.

  43. Bobbie Hurst

    September 6, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Nice legs; Thighs too.

  44. Vicki Fields

    September 6, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Looks like the woman is enjoying what she is doing and she is so into it that she doesn’t notice anything around her. The black and white picture came out just splendid and the lady looking real fabulous.

  45. Ty Walter

    September 6, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Amazing pic! I love the squat; shows a lot seriousness. I like the jacket and the shoes but is that skirt not too short? It would have been so awesome if it were a bit longer!But all in all she seems so busy and mindful of her art work of which I like in her!

  46. eye of the needle / street photography

    September 6, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Very nice moment captured.

  47. Wendy Sacks

    September 6, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Adorable! A modern woman and no fuss.

  48. Soo

    September 6, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Love your ability to take the time to look at real people.
    It’s never boring, is it!

  49. Tali

    September 6, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I always notice these small caffee’s with this nice hand -written menu outside the door and wonder who and when writes it.. now’s the answer :)


  50. Pi

    September 6, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Yet another splendid shot Scott. What I love the most is that even though it’s a moment out of time, there is all kinds of wonderful movement inferred by the diagonals…the slant of her legs and torso, the tilt of the board, the open door and railing behind the girl. Lovely work.

  51. ChrisTa

    September 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    wow – like it!!

  52. Johnny

    September 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Awwww…this is one of my fav spots in NYC!

  53. Jokey

    September 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Девушка – марсианка)

  54. Kate

    September 6, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    I love it when you capture real life like this…we pass this girl every day when we are walking to where ever it is we are going but you really stop and make her a work of art.


  55. Pokupky

    September 7, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I always wondered who and how to fill these boards – so I finally saw how to do it … Once I saw the menu of a cafe, where the ice cream was drawn with crayons – still faces through the eyes.

  56. Diana from San Francisco

    September 7, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I love this image – her style, how focused she is, her darling hair, clothing and shoes. Reminds me of Amelie.

  57. Liisa

    September 8, 2012 at 8:14 am

    oh wooooow =)

  58. Becky Bedbug

    September 8, 2012 at 10:39 am


    I love these snippets of everyday life.


  59. Operation Minimalista

    September 8, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Love the simplicity of her style. Essential items. Adorable.

  60. Charlotte

    September 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm

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