Saturday, March 6, 2010

Starring in the Movie of His Life, Milano

I love how Milanese gentlemen move like they are the star of their own film.

Such swagger. Such intrigue.

This isn’t about fashion or even style but about creating an impact on the viewer.

A visual seduction.


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  1. T H E F A T T A C K

    March 6, 2010 at 3:53 am

    LOL I love the title of the post.



  2. Caddy

    March 6, 2010 at 4:03 am

    This gentleman looks like he walked straight out from a film like Casblanca or something. :)

  3. prettyvenditti

    March 6, 2010 at 4:03 am

    great style and what a coolness!

  4. San

    March 6, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Wow. You are like a Gentleman in an old movie. Fantastic shot.

  5. Jo Yana Blog

    March 6, 2010 at 4:06 am


  6. Agni

    March 6, 2010 at 4:15 am

    the style is in their blood..
    the seduction too .. :)

  7. anon

    March 6, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Unposed, shot inotion, at waist level, in perfect focus, at a decisive moment. A brilliant photograph!

  8. Ganymede Girl

    March 6, 2010 at 4:25 am

    You are so right, they definitely do seem to be the star of their own films. If only more people had the confidence and attitude to pull that off! I certainly wish that I could.

  9. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 4:50 am

    your totally right! I personally know 2 milanese (age 35, 62) who fit propperly in your discription.I think it also has to do with the tremendous high self-esteem that they carry through their lifes: on one hand their italian, on the other their milanese. Even in a bad hairy day they look fabolous! bastards!

    Congrats. for your work.
    vi (portugal)

  10. Vinda Sonata

    March 6, 2010 at 4:52 am

    sweet photography! great as always, Scott. outstanding style and elegance!!

    fashion atelier.

  11. Sunshinemom

    March 6, 2010 at 5:03 am

    I know what you mean! The look does make you feel he is a star:)

  12. Celeste

    March 6, 2010 at 5:27 am


  13. Torinostyle

    March 6, 2010 at 5:31 am

    I love the style of this gentleman, so glam!

  14. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 5:50 am

    hi, I'm a swedish girl who love your blog, and it consistently inspire me to pick up my camera and capture that special moment. But I wonder one thing, how much do you photoshop your pictures before you put them on your blog?

  15. Gala Turman

    March 6, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Amazing! The chic, the style, the vibe. He sure got me

  16. Jody

    March 6, 2010 at 6:09 am

    I love the title of this photo and its write-up!

  17. C.

    March 6, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Amazing photo .

  18. Julia

    March 6, 2010 at 6:49 am

    I really like that shot. It is so intense! His expression, the style and the shadows combined make the picture quite memorable.

  19. Sniurk

    March 6, 2010 at 6:51 am

    tres belle photographie !

  20. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 6:59 am


  21. thatsorad

    March 6, 2010 at 7:11 am

    I love this photo!

  22. Monkini

    March 6, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Dress for comfort, to tell a story, to present your best side, to have fun or to be fun…
    Too many people dess only for comfort (tracksuit in the school run?) which to me is passing up on a interesting component of everyday life.
    Its like eating only to feel full when food can be nourishment, health, beauty, flavor, enjoyment, company, culture…

  23. The Photodiarist

    March 6, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Really like the use of antiqued black and white here.

  24. Davidikus

    March 6, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Great shot. Milan is all about style! It just does not have to be the it-style: rather your own style. Fashion is temporary, style is eternal, as they always say.

  25. Mrs.Champagne

    March 6, 2010 at 7:45 am


  26. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Another incredible photo….
    It is always so refreshing to see men and women who enjoy dressing to please themselves and not anyone in particular….

    One gets tired of seeing a "sea of jeans" everyday on everyone.

  27. Nadir H.

    March 6, 2010 at 7:57 am

    sometimes swagger looks pathetic on some men,
    this one for instance,looks like he's trying too hard, and that is ,of course, my modest opinion.

  28. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 7:57 am

    I love the way you reduce entire cities to one line cliches and sterotypes.

  29. l´habitué

    March 6, 2010 at 8:04 am

    He really looks like a movie star. He reminds me of Guido from the Nine movie.

  30. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 8:14 am


    I love to live in this city.

  31. theDUSKzone

    March 6, 2010 at 8:14 am

    "This isn't about fashion or even style but about creating an impact on the viewer."

    Wow. Thank you. That right there sums up my aesthetic purpose.
    …and yes, that is exactly what this gentleman is doing. Making an impact. So are you.

    Your last few shots have a different essence.

  32. Americamary

    March 6, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Perfect shot. Nice color shade, not deep black, just perfect. Seduction it is…

  33. Wellies and Vogue

    March 6, 2010 at 8:27 am

    it does look like you've caught him in the middle of his secret mission..

  34. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Love, love, love your description…"Milanese gentlemen move like they are the star of their own film." Your comments are almost as good as your photographs and that's a SERIOUS compliment! Keep it all coming!

  35. -h

    March 6, 2010 at 8:42 am

    "All the world is a stage…"

    Very elegant, and like you said such intrigue.

  36. tootiki

    March 6, 2010 at 8:45 am

    i love how you photograph ordinary (and not-so-ordinary) people like if they were the stars (of their own film).

    not only this getleman – all of the photos at this website

  37. tootiki

    March 6, 2010 at 8:46 am

    i love how you photograph ordinary (and not-so-ordinary) people like if they were the stars (of their own film).

    not only this getleman – all of the photos at this website

  38. Tiffany

    March 6, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Very stylish.

  39. Theresa Cheek

    March 6, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Such a great observation! We should all take top billing as we move through our own movie!

  40. Elizabeth

    March 6, 2010 at 8:55 am

    beautiful picture. i completely see what you mean. what a gentleman!

  41. Sweet bee

    March 6, 2010 at 9:19 am

    This is definitely visual seduction!
    He's body language says he know what he wants and how to get it. But not in a sleazy way.

  42. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Fantastic shot, as if the man is stealthily making his way to deliver the Maltese Falcon. This photo is about mood and attitude as much as the clothing.

  43. Roxy Te Owens

    March 6, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Glamorous, dashing, iconic. Can I achieve that everyday? I imagine he has his own swanky soundtrack too.

  44. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 9:26 am

    BEAUTIFUL! I hope I can grow older gracefully like this.

  45. abataba

    March 6, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Wonderful picture!!

  46. lepetitmerstyle

    March 6, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Wow,great style

  47. DinaBN99

    March 6, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Wow! What style and class! love it

  48. k2butter

    March 6, 2010 at 9:46 am

    The composition of the photo is wonderful, I love the conversion… beautiful lighting.

  49. pilcuis

    March 6, 2010 at 9:48 am

    what a chic man!!


  50. Charlotte K

    March 6, 2010 at 9:53 am

    a big YES to the monochrome photo. Beautiful!

  51. Terry Corbett

    March 6, 2010 at 9:53 am

    This is a wonderful shot Scott.

  52. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 9:56 am

    How do Italian men do it? He is coolness personnified….

  53. J.Teheren

    March 6, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Awe inspiring.

  54. Kathleen

    March 6, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Wow, he does look like he walked right out of a Fellini film. Love what you've done with the B & W, these are some of your most compelling photographs. He very put together from head to toe, nicely done!

  55. Yeji

    March 6, 2010 at 10:11 am

    love this. I wish I could see the shoes

  56. fCh

    March 6, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Oh man, one nurtures this persona, it's not that you just come in/out of it. Somebody like this is likely to look just as [...] in swimwear.

  57. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I love this man's style. He looks mysterious, makes
    me want to know what he does for a living.

  58. Emanuela

    March 6, 2010 at 10:48 am

    mmmh, he's looking very misterious, maybe you shooted a killer going to make his job… Great shot.

  59. PaigeMarshall

    March 6, 2010 at 10:48 am


  60. H.A.

    March 6, 2010 at 10:53 am

    WOW, what a gentleman he looks like a moviestar. I love his hat. Great photo.

  61. Jeremiah

    March 6, 2010 at 11:00 am

    He is very cool and it reminds me of Mario Puzo's novels. Cool, very masculine and mysterious. A Character!

  62. Lisa Corrigan Egan

    March 6, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Great picture. I just love everything about this man.

  63. Emma

    March 6, 2010 at 11:13 am

    This photograph is beautiful!!
    I love is mysterious look too with the long trench coat, hat and dark glasses it's great!!

    Check out my blog:

  64. Jocy

    March 6, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Definitely a visual seduction …

  65. Joana

    March 6, 2010 at 11:19 am

    It had to be in Milano…..This look is timeless. Cool shot. Love the hat, scarf, coat! Superb.

  66. Corinna White Charlton

    March 6, 2010 at 11:19 am

    i love your imagination in this; the door opens for us to imagine his story, the plot, the drama. beautiful

  67. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 11:30 am

    It's all about this guys understated style and presence

  68. Apple Girl.

    March 6, 2010 at 11:31 am



  69. foodie hunter

    March 6, 2010 at 11:36 am

    lovely shot. just beautiful.

  70. Anna

    March 6, 2010 at 11:43 am

    amazing shot…the pose, the lighting, the clothes…

  71. The Stylecatcher

    March 6, 2010 at 11:47 am

    What a beautifully captured shot.

  72. dbbg

    March 6, 2010 at 11:52 am

    this is an incredible picture

  73. I am Khatu

    March 6, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    agreed. I was gonna say he belongs in a movie. I'm not sure why gentlemen in the States don't dress like that.

  74. Leah Catharina Euser

    March 6, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    men the world over: take notes.

  75. Simona Hulber

    March 6, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    A great and powerful image. I hope everybody understands the "seduction" of it.

  76. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    "…like they are the star of their own film."

    very well put! exactly how some people affect me!

  77. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    We all are the star of our own film.

  78. Jacqueline

    March 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    This is a beautiful photograph. Gorgeous. Swagger indeed! xo

  79. Sohfian

    March 6, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Fantastic Image….Film noir style

  80. emmajames

    March 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Makes me want to hop a plane to Milan NOW.

  81. Alisa

    March 6, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    This is a good way to be! I need to work on my movie presence!

  82. Amanda

    March 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Perfect commentary – adore the shot. I've known people to whom this applies, but I've never expressed it so perfectly or succinctly. Thanks for that. :)

  83. Suzanne Nelson

    March 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    There couldn't be a better illustration to your point – fantastic shot!

  84. Jess Rosenstiel

    March 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    it's a sexy misterious magic!

  85. That's Not My Age

    March 6, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Beautiful. Your black & white shots of the older Milanese folk are always my favourites.

  86. LockerZ

    March 6, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    when you are the most handsome gentlemen in the world , you move like a film star =)

  87. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    This is a really great image, Sart. The black and white adds so much more power to it. It speaks books and books of words to me, thank you for this image.

  88. Isaiah

    March 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    This is an incredible shot. Can't wait to get over to Europe & Asia to begin studying fashion.

  89. MN SL&E

    March 6, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I just Love how perfect and neat the belted part of his coat is. Just meticulous.

  90. Robin

    March 6, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    So DeNero! Such swagger.
    Puts me in mind of a Scorcese film too.
    I love that softness of all the fabrics shines through in using a black and white shot.
    Really really nice. Thank you.
    Love from VT

  91. Erin

    March 6, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    So true they are just one gigantic statement…

    Love love love,



  92. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I think the photo is superb… the man in this photo is superb really. But also your comment has opened up my imagination… all of a sudden 'uomo alla milanese' seems like an actual possibility :)

  93. Jocy

    March 6, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Each time I look at this picture, I appreciate it a little more, like another layer of the effect sinks it. One of my faves so far.

  94. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    beautiful attire, engaging manner…what's with the drawstring bag?

  95. lela

    March 6, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    yes thank you, i really appreciate this. it is about taking the time to appreciate your surroundings, and what you see. this picture is beautiful.

  96. Smart

    March 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    So fashinating and stilish man! Great picture!

  97. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Now THAT is style. It's not just the clothing — it's you. Sure, you might have nice clothing but it's how you wear it. How you carry yourself. This man knows. This man is impressive. Why can't all North American men be like this?

  98. princess glee

    March 6, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Looks like Gregory Peck. I can almost hear his baritone voice cooing an Italian sweet nothing.

  99. Sweetwine and Snowflakes

    March 6, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    A gorgeous shot! You captured all of the right emotions that evoke that sense of style and movie star essence! Fantastic!

  100. Eve

    March 6, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    He looks like Telly Savalis. Waiting for him to say, "Who loves ya, Baby?" Great shot you took. He's just ooooozing with style.

  101. Donnie Gayfield

    March 6, 2010 at 3:55 pm


  102. juju ariel

    March 6, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    the only way to live…
    thanks for this.

  103. Nadine2point0

    March 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    This guy is soooo cool. I love the B&W which adds to the complete incognito feel.
    Thanks for giving me a new goal for my adventure in upgrading. Tomorrow I will "move like I am starring in my own film".

  104. Beth Lee

    March 6, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Elegant pic!!!!!
    Love it!

  105. Anonymous

    March 6, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    What a badass.

  106. Diorio Fotografia

    March 6, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    ah those italians. love the chocolate bw tone.

  107. Chantal

    March 6, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    What a photo! I want to frame it and just spend days staring at it. It's mesmerizing..

  108. L'bambolina

    March 6, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Love the lighting, movement, and interaction in this photo! What a whimsical reality…beautiful!

  109. leanne1966

    March 6, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    gorgeous black and white.

  110. Arlenesfelt

    March 6, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    A truly beautiful photograph.

  111. Little b.

    March 6, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    woooo~ love it! so classic and cool.

  112. Cacho

    March 7, 2010 at 12:53 am

    i love dropping by your site for some visual fashion candy though my interest really is in food and travel. then again, people interest me just as much. one thing that seem to be a recurring theme here is layering. unfortunately, in an asiatic tropical country layering would be disastrous. the heat is just crazy :)

  113. Mademoiselle C.

    March 7, 2010 at 4:44 am

    That's so true!

  114. margaret

    March 7, 2010 at 10:33 am

    That photograph ~ the entirety of the composition ~ is the true "visual seduction." Maybe this blog is leading you toward cinematography, Scott.

  115. Anonymous

    March 7, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I love this picture!!!!!



    March 7, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Beautiful photo!

  117. An

    March 7, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Scrolling down… I love it. The sepia tone, the ubiquitous side glance. But then you hit the bottom half of the picture and… he's carrying what looks like a drawstring backpack.
    Magical photo, but how much better would this be with a leather satchel or briefcase!

  118. Style Makes Sense

    March 7, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I love it. I love seeing men who know how to dress.

  119. Kannan

    March 7, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Old is Gold…. Very nice

  120. Anonymous

    March 7, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    fashion by 39 steps.. but it is the man in the background and his reflection in the mirror the hail mary

  121. nyc/caribbean ragazza

    March 7, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I'm so glad I live in Italy. Bella foto.

  122. Editor

    March 7, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Gorgeous picture. Loving all the details!

    D E G A I N E

  123. Mat

    March 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    that actually looks like a 40s movie still

  124. nn

    March 7, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Those loafers make me doubt this man, he might some kind of a fake.

  125. Le 21ème

    March 7, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Beautiful photo, Scott!


  126. D*mac

    March 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Love the lighting on his jacket

  127. Fernanda

    March 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    totally agree! It doesn't matter the age, they are always seductive.

  128. princess glee

    March 7, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Oops I meant Robert Mitchum, not Gregory Peck. Sorry.

  129. gaby

    March 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Photography and the style that is captured is amazing here!

  130. Haley

    March 7, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    So unbelievably film noir-esque. The light across his coat is incredible…it looks almost diffused…through some sort of white sheet or something!


  131. Dwyer

    March 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    life is all about the seduction

  132. Sophie

    March 7, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Oh my goodness you are so talented! This photograph is beautiful, as is your subject. He does look like he is involved in some intrigue!

  133. Holly

    March 8, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Cool! I want my dad to look like this! LOL!

  134. Lady San Pedro

    March 8, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Beautiful man, beautiful outfit, captured in a great photograph and caption!!!


  135. Bruid in Stijl

    March 8, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Fantastic photo. He looks like he's walked out of an old maffia movie. The only thing that's missing is the thompson machine gun, haha.

  136. Ozwald Boateng

    March 9, 2010 at 4:40 am

    A truly beautiful shot. You've captured this man's essence.

  137. ConcertedEffort

    March 9, 2010 at 11:38 am

    i would be so thrilled to have taken this photograph. one of my favorites.

  138. Jay Rockmore

    March 9, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Could this "personal movie star effect" have something to do with the fact that this shot is in black and white, the subject's clothes harkening back towards a romanticized imagining of a cosmopolitan 40s or 50s?

  139. Jay Rockmore

    March 9, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Could this "personal movie star effect" have something to do with the fact that this shot is in black and white, the subject's clothes harkening back towards a romanticized imagining of a cosmopolitan 40s or 50s?

  140. Devi

    March 9, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I also love the write-up and title of this one. He looks like he is from a 1950s film. So classy.

  141. Badshah

    March 17, 2010 at 2:22 pm

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