i listened… like the idea of people communicating something about themselves with the way they dress, present themselves – it's a personal statement. & you're trying to pick up that messaging – in a romantic way – showing in your photograph, the message you're getting. that's was my take out anyway :-)
Yes, your approach is very American, 'suit of happiness' kind of way. Ha!
I love your use of the word romance in the context of style and photography. It highlights the aspirational as well as inspired aspect of personal presentation. I think this focus is what distinguishes the blog.
The interviewer stressed 'physical arrogance', which I liked. I recognize that here, even when people may seem shy or quiet. And isn't it true – there's is no wearing clothes well if you don't feel well in your skin.
What a great interview! It's funny, I knew all the pictures you talked about and this, some way, made me see honesty in you! We can understand why this blog and your work is so beautiful… It's Scott being Scott, you're very sincere. Congratulations!
Wonderful, wonderful tone. Your aural signature seems as trim and stylish as your visual persona.
I completely agree with you when you say that in time you have discovered just how American you are. It's the curiosity and the openness that make Americans what they are when they travel abroad. What you add to that, I think, is the eye for true excellence. You are curious and open and yet discriminating. You seem to never fall flat on a 'gee,' which is the liability of many traveling Americans. Could we say, that you travel with just a tiny bit of NYC attitude with you? Have you then found the right mix?
I would say yes. Cosmopolite-mid-Western-New-Yorker somehow striking the right tone, and cutting the right figure, all at once.
Good Morning, How interesting and charming. I enjoyed this interview so much. It was like listening to an easy conversation. Beautiful, soothing voices! Dang, do I have to go hunting for the Swedish girl mentioned?:) Oh, and I hope to see some cowboy boots that hit the *romance* quotient for you.. Cowboy hats are also in that category for me. Hard to wear! Thank you for inspiration!/sunshine!
I was hoping to hear more about the technical side of what you do and what steps you took to improve the quality of your pictures as you went along, as you say you are self taught. For example, at what point did it go from just "clicking a button" to creating and capturing images you were happy with – both creatively and technically? What were your "aha" moments? Etc. In any case, very interesting interview.
Love your view on things and the way you take your pictures. I've read your book so I immidiately linked everything you said to what you wrote in your book, and all the pictures you described popped up in my head. It's a great way of taking photos, it makes your pictures so special. They're nothing like the emotionless runwaypictures, which will never look anything like your photos despite how beautiful they are or how well they're taken.
In my mind you voice has been exactly so as it is in reality :) I like your way of thinking. thats what you makes so different. hope youÂ´ll get some time to write soon something, what is in your mind, cuz I enjoy it even more if you write s.th. :) hope you have a great day :)
I heard it last week on my car radio. I liked what you said about aging, and how people think they can get away from it by ignoring it. Instead you said to work with it. This was the one bright ray of real substance in the entire interview. The rest was both of you sounding kind of nervous…and repetitive. But I'm glad to see you getting covered by the media. You told me when you were signing your book for me (on your book tour) that you would take your success as far as it will go. I know that will happen.
What a very pleasant interview… I especially liked when you talked about your photography (how you shoot and about getting a sort of idea out of the picture; about it being for you… because in the end they are your shots). As a photographer "in the works," I was very inspired. Thank you very much. It was a great way to see a bit more of you in your shots. Thanks again.
I hope you don't mind, but I would like to leave you a link to my blog, I would appreciate it greatly if you could check it out and give me some feedback. I know you're extremely busy so if it's not possible, no worries. :o)
Elvis Mitchell is a generous interviewer, he got a lot of great ideas out of you. I liked how he framed it at the beginning with you documenting the 'front' and being on the 'frontlines'. Sociologically, your photos capture people's fronts, there's no behind-the-scenes debunking. Here's how people want to present themselves on the streets. And your comment about not being blase' is a keeper.
I have been checking your blog daily for months, and thoroughly enjoy it, so it was a thrill to listen to your interview with Elvis Mitchell on KCRW, and find out more about you and your work. Thank you.
This is wonderful – all of your readers get to see the man behind the lens. I really reacted to your saying about the word "sartorialist" – living in NYC, I often walk down the street and only see people through a sartorialist lens – in my mind.
If you're looking for new countries to visit, you might like to try Eritrea. The capital, Asmara, is an Italian throwback to the 1920s. Every evening people parade down the main promenade and hang out in exquisite Art Deco cafes, dressed their best. The elderly gentlemen in particular are very precise with their clothing, hats and unique details are aplenty. Plus, the high altitude of the city and the beautiful architecture make for great photos!
Great interview Scott. I love Elvis Mitchell, and have enjoyed his Prime Time show on Turner Classics for a long time. Thank you for introducing me to a side of him that I wasn't aware of. Charming interview.
This is a huge treat! Thanks for posting! Again, thank you so much for all your work. This blog has really turned my life around. I am much more mindful of what I shop for and wear and how I wear it. I think I'm doing something right since people are giving me far more compliments now on what I wear than before.
Wonderful interview! I love your blog, it makes me so happy to flip through these photos on a blue day (or any day really). Your photos make me happy about people and life, and it was great to hear you talk about them.
I must say you have a beautiful voice: gentle, calm, relaxing and very easy to listen to. The interview itself was very interesting. Actually i think i like your blog even more now. Of course what you said about personal style, romanticism, dignity ect, was obvious to me from your pictures and your comments, still i feel i understand you and your work a little better now. Needless to say i have began to think of you as a really nice person and not just as an artist whose work i like or admire. Keep up the good work ;)
Great interview. I agree with other posts that it's nice to hear your voice! Already have the Interview issue, and have been enjoying Mitchell's conversation with Jay-Z. Don't know if I would have made the (now obvious) connection with the radio guy and the magazine guy, so thanks for that!
I googled Elvis Mitchell, I know him from TMC, and I just watched The black list on HBO, I wanted to , somehow let him know that an old hippie from TN, living in Las Vegas for 25 yrs, Loved his film, I have had respect for him since I saw my first interview by him on TMC. Lord love a duck, I found your site. I learned that he has a radio show, has great style, and found a wonderful photographer. I will be sharing your blog with all my photo pals. I have been an amature hound for years. great interview, great site. TY my dear. Peace & Love, Melinda