Thursday, February 3, 2011

Radiant Moments: Snapshots Cast Their Spell

I’d like to send a very big and public thank you to my gallerist, James Danziger of Danziger Projects, for recently selling several of my images to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and to the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. James has been one of my biggest supports from the very beginning. His faith in my work is quite humbling.

Actually, if you happen to be in Tokyo next week you can see my work in an exhibit called “Radiant Moments: Snapshots Cast Their Spell. ” I’m so proud to have my images hanging with photographers like Walker Evans and Paul Fusco.

Radiant Moments: Snapshots Cast Their Spell
Dates: from Dec.11, 2010 through Feb.6, 2011
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

P.S. James also has a great blog, The Year in Pictures. I’ve learned so much about the art of photography reading his blog for the past two years.


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  1. Sarah Angel

    February 3, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    awesome! congratulations!

  2. my.amalgam

    February 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm

  3. my.amalgam

    February 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    oh and also, of course,


  4. Coco

    February 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Congratulations, how amazing!xx

  5. Cristy and Duda

    February 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    lovely.. amazing blog

  6. Jordana @ White Cabana

    February 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    It must be a beautiful exhibit! If only I was in Tokyo. Congrats!

  7. ricola

    February 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Cheers you, Mr. Schuman.

  8. The Red Umbrella

    February 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Congratulations. You belong!

  9. Amanda Swann

    February 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    That is awesome. Congratulations! really WISH I could see it. If it ever comes to California I'm there.

    The Cheeky Cafe

  10. Wida

    February 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I am sooo happy for you!!!

    Missing Amsie Blog

  11. mademoiselleandcomag

    February 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm

  12. Street Look

    February 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Congratulations! You deserve it, coz all your work is great.

  13. Anonymous

    February 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm


  14. Kira Lilly

    February 3, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Definitely going to head on over to the V&A to see your photos

  15. Recycle Boutique

    February 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm


  16. Ru

    February 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    congratulations, always the gent

  17. Edgar Martinez

    February 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I can only hope my work one day will be on display. So a very sincere congratulation from me

  18. Anonymous

    February 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm


    is there a way for sartorialist fans to purchase your photographs? perhaps you will create a book of your photos?

  19. Jane

    February 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Congratulations from Down Under, your photos are wonderful……

  20. everyday a floor show

    February 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm


  21. Anonymous

    February 3, 2011 at 4:18 pm


  22. Ana López Jiménez

    February 3, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Great!!!! A big hug to you! Congrats!

    Ana López Jiménez
    Fashion Everywhere Blog
    last post:

  23. Sophie Mhabille

    February 3, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Congratulations, this is great.

  24. utongozi

    February 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I am so happy for you!
    You are the great photographer!


  25. Loca por tu Ropa

    February 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Yeah…I´d love to go to one of your exhibitions!!
    XOXO from Madrid!!

  26. Clem

    February 3, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Congratulations that such a good news!

  27. Robert

    February 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Dear Scott -

    Congrats on your work being acquired by two major art institutions.

    Your sensitive eye for color, texture, mood and composition truly make you an artist by any definition.
    Every single one of your photographs – and this became apparent while devouring your book last weekend- have a consistent, completely unique aesthetic, that is at once formal, yet simultaneously full of sensuality, emotion and spontaneity.
    There is also a connecting thread of joy – no matter if a subject is subdued, or laughing out loud – that is persuasive and infectious in every image.
    The joy that is conveyed is so palatable to the observer – your joy in your subjects and your moment of discovery.
    Your photographs also educate the eye of the observer in so many contexts – causing one to pause and look deeply, (if that makes sense).

    It is exiting to watch your talent develop and deepen with each passing year.

    Thank you for sharing your work, your talent, in such a accessible and wide open format.
    Your photographs have become a nourishing part of my daily routine.

    Please continue to illuminate and enthrall us, your devoted audience.

  28. Brenda

    February 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    So happy for you!! Congratulations.

  29. Hernando San

    February 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Congratulations, I think I´m not the only one who thinks you deserver this and much more.

  30. Anonymous

    February 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Congratulations! Your work is lovely; it's wonderful that it's being recognized everywhere.

  31. Snuze

    February 3, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    That is awesome, Scott! Congratulations! We hope that there will be more opportunities such as these for your work and let those who have not come across your blog enjoy your work as well.

  32. tonbo

    February 3, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Dear Scott,
    this is amazing! I am so happy for you and thankful for your pioneer work for all street style photographers!

  33. Dawn

    February 3, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    congratulations and you deserve this!! wish i can be in tokyo,ill tell my friends though!

  34. Susan

    February 3, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    You definitely deserved it!

  35. TRVS

    February 3, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    One of my favorite parts of working in a fine art gallery was the sheer joy in the face of the artist seeing his/her work on display….congrats, sir….well earned.

  36. Maryanne

    February 3, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    congratulations on your amazing talents being recognised and honoured.

  37. candleashes

    February 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Congratulations! This is so wonderful.

  38. J.D. Pennywise

    February 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Congratulations! I appreciate the unique perspective you share with us about ourselves. Keep inspiring us.

  39. pefblog

    February 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Capturing the moment with just the right light, and just the right expression, so that you can transport us there to look over your shoulder, too see it as you saw it…gallery worthy! Congratulations!

  40. Amber Rose

    February 4, 2011 at 12:10 am

    You very much deserve this, congratulations!

  41. valeria

    February 4, 2011 at 12:11 am

    You deserve it all!

  42. jnrlavigne

    February 4, 2011 at 12:58 am

    I am so happy for you!
    You are the great photographer!

  43. superminchan

    February 4, 2011 at 2:03 am

    wow congratulation!! this is really great. i wish i could visit one of the exhibitions. hope you have one in caliornia soon!! also i can't wait for more of your shoots in korea :)

  44. kateaddict

    February 4, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Thanks for introducing me to James' blog. Love it.

  45. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 3:18 am


    May I ask what happened to your trip to Korea?

  46. La Femme Française

    February 4, 2011 at 3:38 am

    congratulations !

  47. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 3:39 am



  48. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Congratulations Mr Schuman! So utterly deserved. Your blog is a real joy not only for the quality of photos but the underlying philosophy.

  49. Juxta

    February 4, 2011 at 4:28 am

    Achievement. Nice one x

  50. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 4:46 am

    I've been to the exhibition last week, and was quite amazed finding your work among those of the likes of Cartier-Bresson and Walker Evans, and at how they fit in and work in the context. It's about the way one sees a moment of revelation and captures it, to share with others – the "perfection" level of the object is not necessarily important.

    By the way, "RFK Funeral Train" series by Paul Fusco, from which you posted the other picture, was awesome, to sense that quiet dignity that had for a brief moment unified people. Thanks for sharing it!

  51. Jack Daniel

    February 4, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Woah, thanks for the link of the blog, Scott.

    It might be the best blog I've seen in months. And this is coming from the biggest Photography addict visitor of The Sartorialist website..

  52. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Congratulations, that's just fantastic! I am glad for you.

  53. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Great news. Congratulations. Keep the excellent work.

  54. Kathleen

    February 4, 2011 at 7:19 am


  55. Davidikus

    February 4, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Congratulations on the exhibition and on the print sales!

  56. T Hollis

    February 4, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Congratulations! Your eye for unique fashion and for beauty should be on display!

  57. LatteLisa

    February 4, 2011 at 8:27 am

    congratulations, that was well deserved

  58. Sarah Eagle

    February 4, 2011 at 8:47 am

    The Museum of Photography in Tokyo is such a fantastic museum! Congratulations!

  59. jimjims

    February 4, 2011 at 8:52 am

    wow. massive accomplishment.


    dig James's blog!

  60. 82Brute

    February 4, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Congratulations. I'd love to see this at the MFA in Boston. They've got a new wing and there was much interest in the recent Avedon exhibit, as there is with pretty much anything related to fashion. Going over the the MFA site now to give this a plug.

  61. Arthurs House

    February 4, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Way to go Scott. Your pictures are beautiful and they carry such feeling. You capture so much more than fashion, detailing the world to those of us lucky enough to follow you on your travels.

    Enjoy your success! You deserve it.

    Be well,

  62. Anna

    February 4, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Congratulations on the exibit!!! I believe they are truly amazing!!

  63. Giovanella

    February 4, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Congratulations first of all! and second thank you for sharing The Year in Pictures. Truly stunning.

  64. Lindsey Suggs

    February 4, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Congratulations!! Wish I could be in Tokyo to check these out!!

  65. anthony

    February 4, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Congratulations and thanks for your work!

  66. BetteOh

    February 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Congrats Scott! I love your work. It inspires me daily, thanks.

  67. Anonymous

    February 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Ecch. "Gallerist". Worst made-up word of the century so far.

  68. Stela Roibás

    February 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    The Victoria and Albert!!
    I love that place.


    February 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Congratulations! That's super!!

  70. fashionsdirtylaundry

    February 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    The V&A?!?! That's wonderful! Congratulations!

  71. Indiana Munn

    February 4, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Congratulations! A well deserved honour.

  72. Danielle

    February 5, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Great museum!

  73. Chandini

    February 5, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Congrats! Is it already up in the V&A?

  74. Tom

    February 5, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Congratulations. You are very much the 21st century's own Irving Penn.

  75. เดรสวินเทจ

    February 6, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Thanks for your work!

  76. Farah

    February 6, 2011 at 10:25 am


    Give James a ring and tell him to blog more! I love his blog too but he totally fell off the wagon of posting regularly.

  77. Farah

    February 6, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Ha, of course I submit that last comment and then see three new posts on James' blog as I continue working through a week's backlog in my RSS reader. So, nevermind that!


    February 7, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Dear Scott,

    Let me add my voice to your fan club. Your photographs with their depth and sensitivity deserve to hang in those museums. It is so refreshing to see style shot in such an organic manner across ages. Your photographs not only bring the person to life, but somehow manage to capture their essence with dignity and grace.

    Congratulations as you continue to weave your magic spell of beauty to every day life.

    from Andrew Scharf

  79. Anonymous

    February 7, 2011 at 6:19 am

    wow, thats deserve it ; )

  80. Copper Etiquette

    February 7, 2011 at 11:41 am

  81. Sam

    February 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Wow amazing!!!! Congratulations! Too bad it's so far away from Europe though, I would have loved to see the exhibit..

  82. ringtales

    February 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    congratulations! that is absolutely wonderful and an encouragement for all passionate artist.

  83. Eric Scot

    February 9, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    AMAZING!!! Congrats!

  84. Agustina

    February 9, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Congratulation!! I consider your work very inspiring!! You deserv this!!

  85. Denise

    February 10, 2011 at 10:54 am

    warmest congratulations. Your photos have turned me into a people watcher again.

  86. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! and much more to come!

  87. Donny

    February 12, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Fab work!

    Do you know where I can see them in the V&A (London)? It's just down the road!

    Thanks :)

  88. Tim McFarlane

    February 12, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Congratulations, Scott! Very well-deserved honors.

  89. la femme

    March 2, 2011 at 7:07 pm


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