Tuesday, November 16, 2010

On the Street….Pizzicheria, Rome


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  1. Pariah

    November 16, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    The lighting paired with his expression is lovely. :)

  2. Simone

    November 16, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Che bella foto :)

  3. Inés Cruz

    November 16, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Lovely picture… it shows a typical scene, those are kind of my favourites. Italy has this magic in the simple things…

  4. norawoah

    November 16, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Holy Moly this is a fantastic photo! It looks like it could be a still from a Jeunet film, timeless!

  5. Ivy Liang

    November 16, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    It is like a movie sceen

  6. Caroline Meredith

    November 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Oh I love this. Pizzicheria is a typical Roman thing. It's nice to see there are shops that still use that term. Reminds me of my grandma who's one of the few that are still using it.

  7. mojoliveshere

    November 16, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    the light is perfect!

    what a lovely shot.

  8. Rhai and Coi

    November 16, 2010 at 3:41 pm

  9. The Styleograph

    November 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    oh yes Italy…great atmosphere!

    The Styleograph

  10. kingaaaa

    November 16, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    it's a really fantastic photo!

  11. Cecille

    November 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    beautiful picture!!!! really beautiful picture! i love italy

  12. Anonymous

    November 16, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    The Carravaggio of photography! What a wonderful picture; what a joy of life and light!

  13. Anonymous

    November 16, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    You truly take excellent photos!

  14. Aldo

    November 16, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    This is first of all a fantastic photo!

    Perfect portrait of a city, his people and life style.

  15. Anonymous

    November 16, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Wow, that's a picture!

  16. jimjims

    November 16, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    this guy looks like a doctor!

    really digging this work outfit.

    the bike is such a great topper as well!


  17. Nolita

    November 16, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    The shop keepers in Italy look always so sophisticated and nice!

    FB: Nolita Vintage Shop & Blog

  18. Maureen

    November 16, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    What a beautiful and open smile!

  19. SarahPeslar

    November 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Rome in all it's glory!


  20. VicissitudiniLombarde

    November 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Oh wow.. the light is so amazing!

  21. B. Inspired.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    He's such a happy man..

    I would be too in that sunlight and in Rome!

  22. fairytale

    November 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    such a cool picture. love how the letters contrast with the rest of the building.

  23. FH

    November 16, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Great smile !!

  24. sanmiguelense

    November 16, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    This is really so much more evocative than the fashionista crowd and what sets your blog and work apart from all the pale imitations.Dude!

  25. Petulia

    November 16, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    So happy you are in my city and so happy you are doing the OVS ads!


    November 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Love the golden light!


  27. may

    November 16, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    i pass by this place every now and then…it is gorgeous and the photo is just beautiful ::) can't wait to see some more shoots of my adoptive city :)

  28. ateiramMT

    November 16, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    ooh what a perfect photo!

  29. Nora *

    November 16, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I agree with Fashion Snag, light it's amazing..:) I wish sooo much to enjoy the same light now in Milan.. but clouds clouds clouds…



  30. Eire

    November 16, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I just love all ur pics.


  31. Erik

    November 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Amazing photo, just love it !

  32. Helen

    November 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    This is a beautiful photograph, the lighting is fantastic. I can almost feel the warmth leaving the day just looking at it.


  33. Courtney at Scattering Lupines

    November 16, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Yes. I feel like I'm there.

  34. Rosaspina Vintage

    November 16, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    lovely picture! that burnt color and texture on the wall is just great.

  35. fashionslap

    November 16, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Mmmm Pizza…mmm Rome. I hope I get pizza soon and I really hope I get to go to Rome eventually.

  36. Vanessa

    November 16, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    WOW! This must be one of my favourite photos – the light, the ambience, the other worldly-feel. It definitely tells a story, so beautifully framed.


  37. Thimblebolt

    November 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Ah, now this reminds me of the fabulously tender porchetta I ate in Rome.

    I can recommend it to everyone. If you're in Rome, try the traditional porchetta with a glass of red wine.

    You'll feel like the king of the world..

  38. Felicity

    November 16, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    What beautiful light you captured in this photo! And an awesome smile.

  39. moyrachellew

    November 16, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    What a amazing photography!!!

    I love it!

  40. Kate

    November 16, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    This is amazing! I love the lighting, the expression and the fact that this looks like it is a still from a Hollywood movie! Great work!

  41. Ksenia

    November 16, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Aww this special light of Rome! This photograph reminds me that mood of the Romans you connect with – reserved friendliness..? and a similar doorstep picture of a restaurant owner I took in Rome a couple of years ago http://www.flickr.com/photos/ksushka/2216436805/

    I love this post, thank you so much Scott!

  42. Anna

    November 16, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I know that place!!!




  43. The Wanderers' Daughter

    November 16, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    I think you have another book in the making.

  44. Anonymous

    November 16, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Italy does have that magic in simple things, that and the light. Which makes everything look like a fairy tale. This is a perfect shot.

  45. 82Brute

    November 16, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Aaaahhh! I'm mad for this shot! The crushed blacks, the texture of the wall, his goofy smile! I swear, I can barely stand to look at it for wanting to crawl into the screen. I must look away, but I can't.

  46. Café Ciza

    November 16, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Ah, yes the light, melting over the building with a rusty shade of warmth … Gorgeous photo! Bravo!

  47. Raquel Barbosa

    November 16, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Seems like my lovely grandpa!!


  48. ronald

    November 16, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Nice light Sart!
    Great image of the bike as well. Tres chic!

  49. Grace

    November 16, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    I think the light is different in
    Rome. Like the sun is perpetually setting, casting a golden glow over the ancient buildings.


  50. Anonymous

    November 16, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    finally a photo that really does represent Rome!!!!

  51. AĂ©rostat D'or

    November 16, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I love the art deco font of the sign above the doorway, so good, looks like the letters were taken from an old hotel or theater, I also like that they are slightly crooked which gives me the impression that they are in fact re-purposed.

  52. caribbelle

    November 16, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    I love the fleeting feeling that comes across. Great photo!

  53. Lee Oliveira

    November 16, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Loving the place and mostly the colour composition Scot.. I heart your photos

  54. Anonymous

    November 16, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    i love that smile :)

  55. Anna

    November 16, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    The value in this photo is fantastic; as well as the addition of this jolly man. Well done!

  56. Anonymous

    November 16, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    wow, this photo has such warmth. both literally and emotionally!

  57. Spiro Georges Mandylor

    November 16, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    what time is he due back in the O.R.? nice chiaroscuro photo.

  58. escalante blogger

    November 16, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    First time I saw him I thought his a priest in Rome. :-) I read the "Pizzicheria later…

  59. John Wesley

    November 16, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    One of your most beautiful photos — ever!!!
    Incredibly theatrical.
    As America becomes coarser, dumber, and less civilized, Europe is all the more appealing.

  60. Rodrigo Pineapple

    November 16, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    owww great picture! love lighting!


  61. Frozen Fashion

    November 17, 2010 at 12:41 am


  62. Brigadeiro

    November 17, 2010 at 12:41 am

    What a stunning picture! The sun on those weather-beaten walls in particular…

  63. F R O M B R I T T E N P / L

    November 17, 2010 at 12:58 am

    We love the light and his genuine smile.
    2 thumbs up.

  64. StuddedLilly

    November 17, 2010 at 1:13 am

    i love love the colors of the wall…what a beautiful shot.

  65. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 1:16 am

    so typical of you…did you leave the fashion shows to go to the pizzeria?

  66. Shilpi

    November 17, 2010 at 1:18 am

    I love this picture


  67. Beautycountry

    November 17, 2010 at 1:37 am

    His smile makes me smile… :)

  68. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 1:41 am

    This is the Rome I miss! Oh that light!

  69. Emma

    November 17, 2010 at 2:44 am

    oh very funny! the cover of Rome citiz french guide from Lonely Planet !! Garance one ? I made a photo a few months ago by crossing accidentally this shop and recognize the cover of my guide.

  70. Elena Vasilieva

    November 17, 2010 at 4:31 am

    loving this man's smile, brilliant photo


  71. Fabio LE CALZATURE

    November 17, 2010 at 4:39 am

    beautiful photo!!

  72. Christal Coração

    November 17, 2010 at 4:52 am

  73. Shauna M

    November 17, 2010 at 5:00 am

    so honest. complete and utter happiness.

  74. diego

    November 17, 2010 at 5:08 am

    the colors of ROMA, ancient ROMA


    November 17, 2010 at 5:09 am

    fantastic shot…great!!!!!

  76. eda

    November 17, 2010 at 5:26 am

    beautiful light of citta eterna !!

  77. l'habitué

    November 17, 2010 at 5:27 am

  78. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Beauty & style steals the picture

  79. The Mini Satorialist

    November 17, 2010 at 6:40 am

    You have the true gift of photography. Not only do you capture moments people would normally pass by, you also seem to have the gift of being in the right place at the right time. Bravo.


    While you're in Europe, do you think you could pass by a little village called Carquiranne in Toulon?…

  80. beths

    November 17, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Well doesn't golden light enhance everyone and everything? And we all deserve it now and then. Happy November!

  81. Middleseason

    November 17, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I'm italian, and I love Italy for this things. You can find this sort of things in any little village and in big town, too.This is the true good reason for being italian.

  82. Diana

    November 17, 2010 at 8:03 am

    The colors and a beautiful smiling face, what more in life.

  83. Davidikus

    November 17, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I absolutely adore this style of letters. I am currently working on a font based on a similar design, actually. (I have been using it in the header of my blog for nearly a year). Thanks for the pic. The light in Rome in Autumn is always great!


  84. SabinePsynopsis

    November 17, 2010 at 8:22 am

    I do love your non-fashion photos (the fashion ones, too) – so in line with photographers like Cartier-Bresson or Avedon. Great eye and beautiful light!

  85. ttv

    November 17, 2010 at 9:23 am

    haha, is he really looks like a priest? hhmm, maybe a scientist. :-)

  86. J.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:26 am

    gorgeous colours!

  87. da.ni

    November 17, 2010 at 9:57 am

    belissimo !

  88. Victoria Regia

    November 17, 2010 at 10:54 am

    This might be one of my favorite shots. The light is just stunning! Mother nature does it best and you know how to capture it very well!

  89. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 10:55 am


  90. proletarian Great Gatsby

    November 17, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Bella Foto!And the always present bicycle.Some days ago i saw a picture in a magazine:a girl and a bicycle.I thougth that must be your work …and it was.

  91. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    more pictures of rome please!!!

  92. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    j'adore! gorgeous colors!

  93. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    What life is meant to be! JOY! ox -mushi

  94. treetopbirdy

    November 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I want to hug him.

  95. Lindsey

    November 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    wonderfully charming. i want to be friends with that guy!

  96. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    i liked your fashion photos. :(

  97. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    really great photograph. the lighting is just wonderful

  98. Jack Daniel

    November 17, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Nice pic, Scott.

  99. Hi, it's Missy Em!

    November 17, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    The shot is iconic! Well captured.

  100. The Photodiarist

    November 17, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Incomparable light!

  101. Thinman

    November 17, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Man, that's good

  102. trexastudio

    November 18, 2010 at 2:34 am

    I love the texture of the wall, and the bicicle, and the smile!

  103. Ro

    November 18, 2010 at 7:08 am

    this picture is so beautiful, so natural!

  104. Yoli

    November 18, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I love the whole composition of the photo and the gentleman's joy.

  105. the shy paparazzo

    November 18, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Fantastic image!

  106. Fanny

    November 18, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    I just love how your photos are the reflection of a time. I like to think that in 30 or 40 years I will tell my kids or grand-child, showing them these pictures, "see, that was the year 2010, back when I was a young lady." Just like my mother did showing me pictures of the 60s and the 70s. You really do take beautiful pictures. Thanks.

  107. Sartexpression

    November 21, 2010 at 8:11 am

    That guy's smile is amazing. So joyful

  108. Anonymous

    November 21, 2010 at 8:18 am

    This is a perfect shot. It´s got everything. One of my favourites. I definitely think you´ve got material for another book. Lovely!

  109. The Sentimental Bloke

    November 21, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    A Sartorialist classic. Great composition, lovely light. The bloke is a gem.

  110. Anonymous

    November 22, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Lovely picture, full of charms.

  111. Maryanne

    November 22, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    lighting is breathtaking.

  112. Anonymous

    November 23, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Ahhh, another Irving Penn shout out!

  113. Anonymous

    November 23, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    What happened to the fashionable people of Rome? Lovely and tipico, yes. Nice photo. But we tune in to see fashion!

  114. Miss Bentley

    November 24, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Lovely picture, I want to be there with him.

  115. Rosalia

    November 24, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I use to live in Rome and work nearby, he did amazing paninis on my lunch break :D! how wondeful to see him here!

  116. Carola de Les Coupines

    November 25, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Aaah, I miss Rome! The warmth and happiness of people and the importance of the 'small things' such as good Pizzette…


  117. Anonymous

    November 26, 2010 at 7:08 pm


  118. Ambika

    November 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

    such a BEAUTIFUL photo! amazing !

  119. Agnes

    November 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Classic. To me, this is what style and beauty is about. A simple picture of a person, a real person.

  120. Bovary de Madame

    December 3, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    It's moving! I love it !

  121. Anonymous

    December 4, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I love that you have to guess what time period this is taken from. Everything in the picture points to an older, more moral and friendly time. However, since the picture is obviously taken with a 21st century camera, the viewer has a nice shock- Do people and places like this still exist? Yes, they do!

  122. Anonymous

    December 5, 2010 at 4:41 am

    clothing-wise..im not sure if im in love with the skirt in the third, but everything else..i want.

  123. Ze Fèscionist

    December 8, 2010 at 6:20 am

    @fashionslap, pizzicheria is not where you can buy pizza (that would be pizzeria). pizzicheria is basically a delicatessen shop.

  124. eliora

    January 8, 2011 at 2:12 pm


  125. Dropstitch

    January 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I love how happy he looks standing there (in what I presume is) afternoon sunlight. Such a chic, joyous and classic picture.

  126. pizzazz

    January 14, 2011 at 6:13 am

  127. Anonymous

    January 15, 2011 at 5:08 am

    I can just feel the light on my skin, and his smile makes me just a little warmer.

  128. Caleb Schiff

    January 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Wow, there are so many things about this picture that I love… the smile on the man, the bike, the lighting, and the lettering of the name. It instantly takes me back to Italy and gets me rather excited about what's next.

  129. John Wattström

    February 13, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Wonderful, amongst your other pictures..
    Your a inspiration. Thanks!

  130. clark7

    July 10, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I work in his neighbourhood. We call him “er vecchietto” and he is indeed a good supplyer of paninis. But the funniest part is when you want to buy a bottle of champagne from him : he just goes down in this dusty tiny hidden cellar to find the perfectly fresh bottle. You never know what you are going to pay, or even if he’ll ever come out of the cellar again but you just have to enjoy the wait while you chat with other customers ! That’s the Roman way of life !

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