Friday, December 21, 2012

On the Street……. Phone Check, New York



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  1. simbarashe

    December 21, 2012 at 9:03 am

    When a cap just works… It seems like a rare addition in the winter. Also GREAT shoes in the bottom photo.

  2. Elisa

    December 21, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Quite an interesting moment to capture actually! People have this very specific position when they check their phone on the street, slightly inwards, but also rather unaware of how they look/stand, which is what makes it interesting.

    Elisa – Wandering Minds fashion

  3. kitchen afternoon

    December 21, 2012 at 9:06 am

    both so lucky to have the perfect coat!

    • Mr Essentialist

      December 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      Especially the second – a perfect moss-green tone!

  4. alex

    December 21, 2012 at 9:11 am


  5. kcomekarolina

    December 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

    me – everywhere, all the time!

    xoxo from rome

  6. Marián

    December 21, 2012 at 9:35 am

  7. andreea

    December 21, 2012 at 9:36 am

    iphone addicts everywhere! :)

    • Margherita

      December 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      So true, sometimes I wonder if people take a second to look around themselves these days instead of always looking down to their phones!

  8. debbie

    December 21, 2012 at 9:52 am

    One certainly doesn’t have to travel far to see “phone checking”. Rather tired of it. I guess at least they aren’t walking and checking.

  9. Jennifer

    December 21, 2012 at 10:00 am

  10. comme fraiche

    December 21, 2012 at 10:07 am

    both women are wearing something that catches your eye, in the first photo it’s her boots, in the second photo it’s the leather pants

  11. katherine

    December 21, 2012 at 10:38 am

    the hat on the first girl! and her neon accents.

    beautiful shots.

  12. Cakes and Manolos

    December 21, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I never knew a baseball cap can look mysterious.

  13. Denisa

    December 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Really great pics and I always chceck my phone like that too.

  14. Lejla

    December 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

  15. Natasha

    December 21, 2012 at 10:53 am

    This is not fashion.

  16. [email protected]

    December 21, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Ah, the ubiquitous smart phone pose. It’s actually perfect for photographers wanting to take candid shots. I catch a lot of my subjects doing the same. Very cool outfits here.

  17. Fascia

    December 21, 2012 at 11:08 am

    I’d love to see the girl in the top photo put her leg up on one of the bars and in the second, technological conversations are somewhat faceless.

  18. Sialsiquiero

    December 21, 2012 at 11:08 am

    We like the sencond one!

    Sí al sí quiero

  19. Pampelmusea

    December 21, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I am green with envy, because the women in the first pic looks so cool with the cap. When I wear a cap me faces looks completely out of proportions …

  20. Monsieur Marcel

    December 21, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Wirelessly tied,
    connected, wrapped-up, binded
    in social network.

    • une chatte grise

      December 23, 2012 at 2:27 am

      Props for the Roethke! (But you may want to use this e-edition of the poem–the one you’re linked to inserts an extra word in the 7th line and throws off the rhythm & meter: . Apologies if that seems pedantic!)

  21. [email protected]

    December 21, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Gosh, this photo captures a moment in time. Me? When I’m checking my phone, I’ve usually one glove off and that glove cradles the iPhone. And the bare freezing hand checks messages. What’s more, I love the mystery of these photos. In one shot, you can’t even see the face with the furry hood in the way, in the other, the eyes are cast down.

  22. Style begins at forty

    December 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

  23. Ann

    December 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Well, bless them for being well-dressed and polite at the same time!

  24. Nena

    December 21, 2012 at 12:31 pm

  25. Heather Strang

    December 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    You could do a whole series on this – people all over the world, on their phones. Love the wintery wear though. Baby, it IS cold outside.

    Happy Solstice & Holidays!


    December 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Gorgeous :)

  27. Nico

    December 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

  28. Laura

    December 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Beautiful shots! Love the touch of leopard and the cap, and the second photo is so well captured, with the wall, her position, .. love it!

  29. Aga's suitcase

    December 21, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Cool wearable looks

    Check my new post

  30. Virginia L

    December 21, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I love the cap (pic 1)

  31. Amelyne

    December 21, 2012 at 3:35 pm


    this is cool!

  32. hello hello

    December 21, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    the first girl is beautiful and breathtaking.

  33. Martine

    December 21, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Love it!

  34. Gian Luca M

    December 22, 2012 at 5:32 am


    Gian Luca M

  35. Jorge Esclapez

    December 22, 2012 at 6:37 am


  36. CBC

    December 22, 2012 at 7:51 am

    this is my neighborhood…….yeah they moved to the side

  37. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    December 22, 2012 at 8:35 am

  38. Stephanie

    December 22, 2012 at 9:08 am

    This is interesting, as I’ve been thinking lately how much the phones that people are talking on or checking detract from otherwise lovely photos! I wish we didn’t live in a world in which people are more interested in whatever message is coming in than the people that are around them at any given moment. It’s chilling, in a way.

    • Martine

      January 1, 2013 at 3:10 am

      I guess its just that most of us have to work for a living, and don’t really have the luxury to simply walk around enjoying the scenery with nothing on our minds. The only difference is that ten years ago, if you were working you were stuck sitting by the phone at times when now you can do other things and still conduct your business. I would call it the best of both worlds. Its not like people now communicate at times when they do not need to do so. Messaging is a pain, especially when its cold pout but most of us do it as we need to.

  39. Caroline

    December 22, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Cool girls, cool outfits.

    I was thinking,, 10 years ago, this would be a uncommon pose. Today it’s completely normal and everyone is doing it (and then I’m pointing on the phone check-part of the pose ofc). Interesting isn’t it, such subtile changes in human habits?!

  40. Pi

    December 22, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Both of the coats are great, and I particularly like super long sweater sleeves. Plus furry hoods are so warm when it’s cold outside! Question- the buckle parts over the boots in the top pic, are they part of the boots or the pants or completely separate, like short gaiters?

  41. SmilingStyle

    December 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Love the leather pants on the second pic :) Really a fan of them!

  42. Audrey

    December 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Love the first girl-subtle neon accents w the all black chic and rouge lips amor~!

  43. annie n.

    December 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Love the first girl’s coat and her hat. Her boots are cool too.

  44. Tomek Bartelik

    December 22, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Nice military shoes and coat.

  45. David S

    December 22, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I’ve noticed that in many of the photos on your blog, people are looking at their phone. Is it just naturally what people want to do when you ask to take a photo of them?

  46. Shenx91

    December 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Great photo! Both outfits are impeccable, especially the second with the green tone in her coat (Sandro Women I believe)

  47. DNA (designers-artists)

    December 23, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Love their coats, especially with the elbow pads.

  48. Isolde

    December 24, 2012 at 11:36 am

    In your opinion, is the iPhone an accessory or is it just a good excuse to photograph strangers because they are distracted?
    It’s getting old.

  49. clair

    December 24, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    if only she didn’t wear that white socks

  50. Hanna

    December 25, 2012 at 12:29 am

    No one has yet to touch on the color of the first’s lips, they seem very dark, maybe it’s just the photos colouring, but I for one think it completes the mysterious undertones of her outfit. “Modern day spy” ;) Merry Christmas everyone!! :*

  51. Josée

    December 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I saw the green jacket at Zara in Montréal … Nowhere to be found anymore

  52. Ulrike

    December 25, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    something in hte new york building style makes it all the more magical.

  53. Caroline

    December 26, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    So chic-love that it from Zara?

  54. Stella

    December 27, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Her Fur jacket is looking cool…


    December 27, 2012 at 7:59 am

  56. Fabiano Silva

    December 27, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Just wondering if Scott posed the second girl or if it was a candid…Just out of curiosity

  57. benjamin

    December 28, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Lovely leather trousers…

  58. Stephane

    January 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    De biens belles tenues comme on peut en voir aux Etats-Unis, ce site est un vrai plaisir pour les yeux, merci !!

  59. Lindsay

    January 1, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Love both looks.

  60. Julie

    January 2, 2013 at 10:01 am

    In love with the second look!

  61. Abby

    January 2, 2013 at 5:59 pm

  62. Sheena Kali

    February 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Total Style Inspiration!

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