Monday, November 5, 2007

On the Street….The Right Spot, Paris

Sometimes I luck out and find the right person standing in the right light.


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  1. melbourne

    November 5, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    Is that lucking out, or lucking in? Gorgeous pic. She looks luminous in that light!

  2. Fe Yamin

    November 5, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    absolutely! the right outfit wearing the right person! that’s all…

  3. Jay Cam

    November 5, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    lol that person doesnt look like shes standing outside!
    ~Jay’s World

  4. Anonymous

    November 5, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    yeah right, you grabbed her of the streets, took her in to a studio and made her pose in gorgeous light and a simple background ;)

    but seriously it’s truly perfect. it looks like a painting

  5. Blaise

    November 5, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Did she pose for you, or this is exactly how you find her??

  6. The Jewelry

    November 5, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking.

  7. Anonymous

    November 5, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    This is the most gorgeous photograph I have seen on your blog to date. What an image. I love to look at your blog daily and see what’s out there and what people like/dislike – keep up the good work! and thank you.

  8. Anonymous

    November 5, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    reminds me of the gap red ads

  9. Dress Up

    November 5, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    What an awesome shot! I also really dig her scarf.

  10. Anonymous

    November 5, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    it seems you achieve this feat day to day (:

  11. Anonymous

    November 5, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    yes, you did find a lovely young woman, wearing color, in Paris! I’m so happy!

  12. Amy

    November 5, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    Sart, it’s one of my dreams to be “found” by you on the street one day. Good thing I’m Asian too, because it seems you have love for us. :)

  13. Jane

    November 6, 2007 at 12:03 am

    i love this girl. on the one hand she looks sooo ethnically asian that there’s almost an old-world provincialism about her, but on the other hand she’s dressed so well and has such a look of power that only the modern global woman can have. that dichotomy, plus the amazing lighting, makes for one amazing photograph.

  14. Q

    November 6, 2007 at 12:07 am

    I love Asian girls with style!

  15. applevenusian

    November 6, 2007 at 12:14 am


  16. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 12:22 am

    Sometimes you make your own luck…lovely shot.

  17. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 12:47 am

    Oh! Wow!

  18. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 1:07 am

    It looks like a painted portrait!

  19. daniqueconijn

    November 6, 2007 at 3:30 am

    yes thats for sure a beautiful shot

  20. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 5:22 am

    Another painting from the sartorialist. Beautiful.

  21. The Sartorialist

    November 6, 2007 at 7:10 am

    she is standing in line for the Zucca fashion show
    there are a ton of people just to each side of her.

  22. Emily

    November 6, 2007 at 8:04 am

    You shoot her a lot — is she a colleague or your second shooter? She’s gorgeous. I love this image. It’s perfectly composed.

    (I’m clearly dying to solve the mystery of who this lovely lady is… :-) )

  23. sandman_gr

    November 6, 2007 at 9:11 am

    amazing portrait!

  24. urbnstyle

    November 6, 2007 at 9:13 am

    great shot, the light is really nice!

  25. Alice Olive

    November 6, 2007 at 9:47 am

    What a stunning shot. You’ve captured a moment in her time. Beautiful. The sharp red and her dark hair are so dramatic!

  26. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 9:55 am

    This is a spectacular photograph. It’s so rich and full of life, but at the same time there is a stillness and quiet about it.

  27. concupiscence

    November 6, 2007 at 10:17 am

    It does have the quality that is so sought-after in formal portraits and photoshoots. But it goes beyond most of today’s polished, photoshopped images. You could feel the texture of her clothes, the warmth of her skin. You could let her hair loose and breathe in. While I’ll never be the first to embrace the drama that black and red create, they seem almost fragile in this photo. And I love it. I love it. As much as I believe in luck, I believe in the ‘eye’ and skill. This shows both, a keen eye and superior skill.

  28. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 10:39 am

    I absolutely love this, down to the bell in her hair. For me the photo really evokes the Peruvian Andes, because I’m reminded of the bold colors and geometric prints there…who knew black and red stripes could be made so evocative? I think it’s the casual addition of the scarf, which should clash but doesn’t, that cinches it for me. Both the woman and the photograph itself are beautiful and inspiring. Bravo!

  29. Andrew

    November 6, 2007 at 10:41 am

    The photo alone is a work of art. Beautifully shot.

  30. Axxonn.

    November 6, 2007 at 12:02 pm

    Is it weird that I think the Asians always have the best style when in fact they aren’t in Asia?

  31. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    Since she appears to be a photographer, maybe she made a point of standing in the most beautiful light around?

  32. Ali and Shaz

    November 6, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    wow – she looks like a painting.

  33. Verdiales

    November 6, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    Great shot, Sart. It’s easily one of your best portraits.

    Incidentally, zucca is Italian for “pumpkin.” What a weird conjuction of associations here. It’s wonderful.

  34. fawn

    November 6, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    beautiful picture!
    suddenly I feel the need for a striped red sweater…

  35. Ming the Merciless

    November 6, 2007 at 7:50 pm

    Interesting look but a little too National Geographic documentary of tribal wear.

    Beautiful colors and lighting. You are right.

  36. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    we all know what an eye for style you have, but this photograph is proof of your amazing skills as photographer. love it!

  37. citizen

    November 6, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    Wow. It often takes photographers hours to set up this kind of shot in a studio. It’s amazing that you got this beautiful shot in an everyday situation.

  38. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    seriously insane. this light and pic requires some intense lucking-out, and you got it sart. and the girl is a singular argument against sylists

  39. Anonymous

    November 6, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Nice shot. It looks like you labored in a photo studio for hours to get this portraiture.

  40. pretty kitty publishing

    November 6, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    Perfection! Love the accessories, too.

  41. Haruka

    November 6, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    that must be a saint james shirt. i love it! tres tres chic.

  42. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 4:06 am

    the lighting is like out of a vermeer painting… just stick a pearl earring on her and call it a day!

  43. limonete

    November 7, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    cool style. cool pic.

  44. Tara

    November 7, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    The first thing that came to mind when I saw this photo was a Samurai warrior. She looks regal and intense.

  45. samantha

    November 9, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    talk about being on the same wavelength: the mood, fashion, styling…

    see what i mean?

  46. Anonymous

    November 9, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    Yet another painterly picture.
    Nicely done!

  47. The visual escapist

    November 10, 2007 at 7:03 am

    Beautiful photo, both very intimate and at the same time distant as she looks so lost in her own world. I love the look! Colourful, simple and relaxed.

  48. Anonymous

    November 11, 2007 at 7:28 am

    It’s a most fabulous “portrait”.

  49. jaanu

    November 11, 2007 at 8:03 am

    i’m flabbergasted!!!!
    shockingly beautiful….

  50. Lydia

    November 15, 2007 at 9:39 am

    What do you mean, ‘sometimes?’ Thes pictures are always great.

  51. Anonymous

    November 16, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    wow. this to me is art. another post mentioned it’s like a painting. i agree.

  52. Anonymous

    July 1, 2008 at 5:51 am

    this is actually me. i had no idea i was being photographed, it was a friend who told me she saw my picutre here. that time i was taking pictures at a fashion show for a korean magazine. i am an artist from paris.

  53. julian

    October 13, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Has an almost tribal look about it, so much strength and character.

    Another truly superb portrait.

  54. Ivy Lee

    October 16, 2012 at 6:59 am

    This is most stunning photo.

  55. Artos

    July 18, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    …You realize the moment is perfect, get a bit nervous to catch it, you shoot… great pic… but damn, it´s slightly out of focus…

  56. Simone Fraser

    November 22, 2013 at 5:53 am

    But, Scott, you also know how to make a picture of what is there. Lokks simple in words but it isn’t in actuality.

  57. test

    February 16, 2016 at 1:35 am

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