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Friday, June 13, 2008

On the Street.....Late Friday, Manhattan

Comments on "On the Street.....Late Friday, Manhattan"


Anonymous jkrnyc said ... (8:19 AM) : 

Tremendous photo, Scott.


Anonymous Anne Bitterwolf said ... (8:23 AM) : 

Excellent photo, but the clothing I don't find so interesting.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:33 AM) : 

amazing photo. I like the clothes. The way its shot, the model, everything makes it look like a modern film noir. I'm assuming it's the meatpacking district. Its a beautiful place to take photos.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:34 AM) : 

Nice pic Scott, well done.



Anonymous Plum said ... (8:35 AM) : 

Nice photo, although the marquee gives the impression that she is holding a square umbrella. The outfit she's wearing makes her look a little paunchy, although I'm sure from her legs that she's quite thin.


Anonymous kin said ... (8:43 AM) : 



Blogger bakingwithplath said ... (8:47 AM) : 

Wow, amazing photo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:47 AM) : 

fantastic photo sart, but i guess the skinny jeans just will not die.


Blogger Stacy said ... (8:50 AM) : 

the awning behind her looks like her super-hero's cape!

very well done.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:57 AM) : 

She looks like Karl Lagerfeld.


Blogger Patrick said ... (8:58 AM) : 

the awning looks like some dark, abstract halo


Blogger Anne Corrons said ... (8:59 AM) : 

It seems to be at the Meat Packing District


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:00 AM) : 

I want some black skinnies with some black shoes like those!

I've got the black shoes covered...but the jeans are a bit hard to find. I want one that just fits (:


Anonymous suzanne nelson said ... (9:07 AM) : 

This photo is art! And her expression - What was she saying to you, Sart?! I love it and her look.


Blogger FELIX WERBOWY said ... (9:20 AM) : 

I see Karl Lagerfeld in her


Anonymous esme said ... (9:22 AM) : 

Bel hommage a YSL! you picked the right girl, the right place, the right outfit!



Blogger Alice Olive said ... (9:36 AM) : 

Great photo. Moody and dark, her facial expression suits too. Love the flapper feel from the pearls and fabric of her shirt.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:36 AM) : 

Wow, wonderful photo. The clothes are certainly secondary here. The dreary look on her face, the intensity of the black white... well done, indeed.


Blogger Maven said ... (9:41 AM) : 

wow- this is wonderfully narrative. wow.
Makes me want to go write a novel. Thank you...


Anonymous fazzia said ... (9:42 AM) : 

I think she is rock!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:46 AM) : 

wow. love the photo - nice to see a black & white. for some reason i love the way that the verandah behind and the way her hand is makes her look like she's holding a brolly ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:47 AM) : 

Wow! That is one gorgeous photo. Well done indeed.



Anonymous angeline said ... (9:54 AM) : 

Oh! Is that a pussybow blouse with the bow undone?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:54 AM) : 

Skinny jeans ?
Well , in my part of the world skinny jeans is (nowadays) regarded as "trop banlieu"
But at least she has the right body for the wrong jeans.


Blogger fashionista said ... (9:57 AM) : 

Love this photo. She is so, "I am so fabulous, it is making me miserable". :)



Blogger sat said ... (10:05 AM) : 

those skinny jeans work on few folks, she is one of them. the shirt is quite amazing. she must be tall to carry off this look.


Blogger Cereinyn said ... (10:29 AM) : 

Ooooh dark, brooding film noire! Beautiful girl, beautiful style.


Blogger * Fashion Dreamer * said ... (10:38 AM) : 

It's all in the details, the double row pearls, the skinny belt, the skinny silky looking scarf. Stunning photo


Anonymous gigi said ... (10:41 AM) : 

In all the years that I've worked in Meatpacking, how do I never manage to run into you...I'm always on the lookout, especially on my great outfit days! I'm so in love with your blog!


Blogger Stefka said ... (11:00 AM) : 

WOW what a photo and what an amazing model. Love it!!!!


Anonymous nishant said ... (11:11 AM) : 

My hugs to all beautiful and fairlooking girls in India,u.k and France.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:13 AM) : 



Anonymous Adriana said ... (11:15 AM) : 

Love the composition of the picture. And the cigarette in the heart is the cherry on top of the cake. It makes me think of Wim Wenders' 'City of Angels'.


Anonymous k said ... (11:29 AM) : 

i SWEAR i saw your clone taking pictures on the streets of pittsburgh... but unfortunately, (1) i know that's highly unlikely that you IN pittsburgh and (2) he was dressed in a very casual way, not how i imagine you would.
but still - he looked exactly like you with the camera and everything!


Blogger Ruby said ... (12:00 PM) : 

AMAZING! I'm especially in love with the lights in the background. Lvoe the clothing too. Too cool.


Blogger lily said ... (12:09 PM) : 

I'm glad you post some b&w, it's amazing.
Thanks for that! x


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:17 PM) : 

Nice pic -at first glance it looks as though she is holding a funny shaped brolly over her shoulder. What is about cigarette that changes the effect and mood of a photographer.


Blogger Vicki said ... (12:29 PM) : 

quite ironic -- I wonder how she feels about this photo.


Anonymous Kate G. said ... (12:32 PM) : 

WHAT is not to love about the existentialist boxer pose? James Dean perfected it, but here it's pure Chanel.


Anonymous style slicker said ... (12:40 PM) : 

that's an amazing b/w photo....very dramatic!!


Blogger Catherine said ... (12:43 PM) : 

Love the photo! Great work. I agree the clothes are just meh. I can see this outfit everyday on the street around my office, and I do NOT live in New York or Paris.


Blogger Richie Designs said ... (12:49 PM) : 

brilliant photo. wow.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:51 PM) : 

I think this is my favorite photo that you've posted on your blog. The monotone makes the picture.


Anonymous carrot said ... (1:03 PM) : 

nice photo, sart, but I am so over these skinny jeans.


Blogger Dapper Kid said ... (1:04 PM) : 

Beautiful photograph, very Chanel!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:18 PM) : 

This is glamour, all the more so beacause it is in black and white.


Blogger Laguna Beach Trad said ... (1:36 PM) : 

Beautiful photo, Sart. Incredibly romantic. Waiting to get into Studio 54, May '78. Fierce.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:39 PM) : 

THAT is a picture.


Blogger Miss Coryn said ... (2:14 PM) : 

love love love the skinny pants.


Blogger dressed said ... (2:18 PM) : 

I like older women that can dress!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:40 PM) : 

There must be a story here.

And if there isn't one; I'll just imagine it.

-- desertwind

Oh! The clothes? I get the feeling this is a woman aware of -- but not obsessed with -- trends. I don't think anyone dares dictate to her! She's found what she likes and she wears it well. What's "au currant" can go to hell.


Blogger Gigi said ... (2:41 PM) : 

It's the look on her face that brings it all together - the direct gaze. She looks like she would get out of someone's bed at dawn and walk home alone in the relief of her own company - the cigarette and the trapezoid brolly (It's an awning, yep, I know) reinforce the renegade vibe
She looks au courant yet distinct from the crowd.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:42 PM) : 

I still love skinny jeans..they outline the body nicer then the trendy wide-leg jeans that make people look frumpy. She does look like she is holding an umbrella but I love the darkness of the shot.


Blogger STYLE DU MONDE said ... (2:59 PM) : 

I love your blog! You inspired me to start my own :-)


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (3:17 PM) : 

Amazing photo! WOW!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:42 PM) : 

Beautiful photo...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:45 PM) : 

I love it -- so "Patti Smith does Chanel".


Blogger 5andra said ... (4:52 PM) : 

If my memory serves me right, last Friday's weather in Manhattan was so hot and sticky, I couldn't imagine anyone wearing such dark, skinny jeans. Heck, I can't recally anyone wearing PANTS!

Well, balmy or not, this look is rock & roll. Love the blend of pearls, silk, leather, denim, and smudgy kohl around the eyes.


Anonymous kagitsune said ... (6:26 PM) : 

Woah! Excellent photo, Sart! Love the black and white effect. Even though she looks a little... tired? ^^; her style is everything done right. The pearl necklace adds a note of vintage to an other wise modern (yet practical and cute!) outfit.


Blogger Alex said ... (6:42 PM) : 

Late night, Maudlin Street.


Blogger Yan said ... (6:42 PM) : 

you are one of the most promissers artits photographers of this time.

this photo is pure art.

c´mon to portugal.


Blogger Saludos a tú Dios; mañana, mañana... said ... (6:45 PM) :

Not sure if you knew already, but... Lower right hand corner after the jump.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:53 PM) : 

great photo. she is not a young woman, but pulls off the outfit nicely.


Blogger CULTURE CREATORS said ... (7:54 PM) : 

Dramatic and stunning.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:56 PM) : 

this is an incredible photo.


Blogger aviewaskew said ... (8:27 PM) : 

luv the photo....the look..gritty pearls....she is very future fiona apple....i want to hang out with her.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:57 PM) : 

today I discovered that the Chinese government has seemed to lift its ban on blogger so I can comment on one of my favorite sites. Glad to be back

come to Shanghai



Anonymous yt said ... (10:10 PM) : 

great shot,love the intensity of her expression


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:29 PM) : 

She needs a smokey Scotch in her hand.


Blogger miss cavendish said ... (10:42 PM) : 

Quel hommage to Newton's YSL smoking shot. Formindable!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:03 PM) : 

skinny jeans have been played, over, and done for 2 years, but this photo is amazing


Anonymous Paige said ... (11:20 PM) : 

haha, that's how I feel most Fridays too.


Blogger Blaise said ... (12:51 AM) : 

very nice picture.. so much attitude..


Blogger Saucy said ... (2:26 AM) : 

Obviously a native New Yorker. She did not grow up in one of the "Square States".


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:33 AM) : 

Black and white. Very classy, although in order really bring out the clothes colour works better.

The fun part about the picture is how it looks like she is wearing an enormous hat or umbrella... at least at first sight.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:51 AM) : 

the clothing seems ordinary. she perhaps is supposed to liven them up. however, she just looks proud.


Blogger Allison said ... (5:29 AM) : 

marianne faithfull is back in town!


Anonymous superficialdiva said ... (5:39 AM) : 

great photo and i do like the clothes


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:39 AM) : 

I tend to comment more on the clothes and style than on the actual photos on your blog, just because I know much more about fashion than photography...but this photo is pretty amazing!

Her stance paired with the composition of the photo makes the whole think look like it could be split in two like those children's games where you can mix and match separate heads with bodies with legs...

Imagine the photo split at her waist....



Anonymous Betsy said ... (7:13 AM) : 

when will the cigarette go out of style?
she looks great, but using cancer as a fashion accessory isn't necessary.


Blogger pixie said ... (7:15 AM) : 

I love skinny jeans on the right person, done up in the right way, and this photo is exactly spot on. I don't think most people can wear them.

A lot of people said they are so over skinny jeans or that they were in fashion 2 years ago, is this true? I think people should wear what they like and feel good in (and hopefully what they look good in) and this woman has that down to a science.

A wonderful photo.



Blogger saray said ... (7:23 AM) : 

great look! i love it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:23 AM) : 

Two people commented that "she is not a young woman". Dare I ask what you consider to be old, because in my opinion she looks to be late 20's to mid -30's and in my books that's young enough to be just getting started.


Blogger Laurence John said ... (9:25 AM) : 

one of the only times i've seen a bad composition from you... that big black shape is ruining her silhouette. the pale grey buildings beyond it would have been perfect if they had filled the space behind her upper body.


Blogger stef24 said ... (10:59 AM) : 

wow I get the feeling




Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:17 AM) : 

beautiful photo of a woman with effortless chic, yet very dark.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:58 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:51 PM) : 

her face, as you've captured it, reminds me of diane vreeland...


Blogger Peter said ... (4:15 PM) : 

Great photo. Her expression definitely tops it off nicely. My question is, did you shoot this in color and convert to B&W or was it initially shot in B&W? Either way, very nice.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:27 PM) : 

What a photo! such an edgy style. She makes her own statement.

Re some of the comments on this and other photos -- some suffer confusion/lack of understanding about the difference between being fashionable and having great style...

Style is to have true creativity and wisdom, a certain level of comfort and confidence in yourself, your look, your wardrobe. Style is to have individuality in the way you dress, not just buy the mannequin. You consider trends and fads - and incorporate things that work for you , but that is not where you find inspiration. Fashion trends are less interesting than people. Style is about knowing yourself and wearing clothes that suit your personality. Style is not about commercial interests, it is about your own taste. It is confidence and a natural unique blend of collections, labels, vintage and that individual "jena se qua" touch. What style is NOT about is religiously following every single trend of the moment, purging pieces from seasons past that "fashion" dictates passé, buying seldom worn items that teeter on ridiculous, simply because the runways at fashion week push them as the "must have look".

Skinny jeans, long finger nails maybe out of fashion, not really out of style --

Think about how being a slave to fashion can limit creativity, make you look like everyone else and run the risk of running into yourself around every corner. ::shudder:: It can be impossible to pin down the fashion-follower's style, because it changes from season to season, however it’s quite simple to pin point the pieces she will be adding to her wardrobe repertoire, because it will be the pieces that you see everywhere. To quote a true icon -- “Fashion changes … style remains.“ - Diana Vreeland

Well, that is one woman's opinion. And I am seldom without one. :-)



Blogger amyw said ... (6:48 PM) : 

I love how intense this photo is. The black clothes and the black & white of the photo and the look on her has a somber feel to it, but is still quite artistic.
Sart, this is probably one of my favorite photos you've ever taken!


Blogger Tinsley said ... (7:24 PM) : 

amazing photograph - you should do more black and white shots
and id love to see some closeups and portraits too!

she reminds me of a female karl lagerfeld


Blogger citizen said ... (9:36 PM) : 

eerie atmosphere...

the pearls are a nice touch to the outfit but the ensemble is not as powerful as the black and white which really sets the tone.

anon 8:23 - I think she looks like she could be in her late thirties or early forties, but it's hard to tell what with the lack of colour and odd expression.
Anyway I do think that her being young or old has very little to do with looking chic. I've seen about an equal number of "young" folks and "old" people screw up trying to being stylish.


Blogger malingyun said ... (3:05 AM) : 

Eh. Any closer and she's going to throttle me. It all looks very romantic, but I find it quite stereotypical and boring. The execution is good, but then who cares?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:20 AM) : 

Anyone saying skinny jeans are out have completely missed the point of this blog. It makes me sad. She looks great, though I could have done without the looming black trapezoid behind her.


Anonymous The Danettes said ... (3:52 AM) : 

Fantastic Photo - we love it!


Blogger sanecommunications said ... (6:47 AM) : 

i like this shot because it looks like she is holding an invisible handle to the giant angular parasol above her head which in actual fact is a overhang of a building ...

if you get my meaning ... can you see what i see ?



Anonymous t does wool said ... (8:22 AM) : 

that look...on Friday the 13...was that planned...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:22 AM) : 

well said, D.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:04 PM) : 

DEFINITELY....Excellent Shot......I think this picture is a testament that NYC's soul can always be seen in B&W photos!



Blogger Amanda Conley said ... (9:21 PM) : 

I love this look...but smoking is totally out.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:00 PM) : 

I agree with 'D'. Trendy or not, she looks great and should not be forced out of her skinny jeans because they are no longer the 'it' thing to wear. Maybe she just likes to wear them. Long live individuality in fashion.



Anonymous mimi said ... (4:18 AM) : 

wow what is with all the skinny jean hate?

who the f*ck CARES what is in "fashion".. i for one think it is ridiculous that some people allow themselves to be told what is "in fashion" and what is "out of fashion" and "so 2 years ago." pathetic.

as long as the outfit, however "exciting" or "meh" it is, looks great on the person and the person feels good, what is the problem?

the whole point of the sartorialist is to celebrate people who like to look good, or different, or make their surroundings look better just because they are there. not because they are up with the latest "fashion."

this woman looks amazing and confident. and she wears skinny jeans to perfection.

love the photo sart. truely beautiful!


Blogger Natalia Grozina said ... (4:20 AM) : 

absolutely love it. :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:15 AM) : 

eerie photo... i really dig the unsettling angles. Did you arrange this with the grim reaper scythe in mind? (left, pipes). I wonder if anyone else sees it...


Anonymous jess said ... (9:46 AM) : 

just wondering if the photo was originally coloured and you decided to turn it black and white in post-production? and if so, why did you decide to do that? i love the the grains. i find the background a lot more interesting than the model.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:48 PM) : 

Is it just me, or does she scream "Nosferatu" to anyone else?!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:53 PM) : 

"Skinny" jeans may be played out-- but that's from a fashion's perspective, and as someone mentioned, this woman is above and beyond fashion, she oozes style: The image conjures up the ghosts of Helmut Newton's and Brassai's strong and confident woman. Thank you for sharing Sart.



Blogger Valerie said ... (9:58 PM) : 

I've only recently discovered this blog and for the most part, get a real bang out of it, not to mention some fabulous fashion ideas. That said, it kind of bugs how sycophantic most of the posts are. The picture is interesting, but this woman, to me, looks remarkably full of herself. so much so that I can't seem to enjoy the "art" that everyone else seems to be soiling their panties over. She's trying so hard with that Edith Piaf tragic/beautiful ugly thing, I just want to smack her. I guarantee she has perfected the "tragic girl" routine and once you've heard her song and dance once, she's an over the top bore that you avoid when you walk into the neighborhood bar and see her. These are the things that I think, yet everyone else ooohs and ahhhs over every picture. Am I missing something or are many of these models actually wearing no clothes?


Blogger thevegasstyleguy said ... (10:58 PM) : 

this loks like a marianne faithful album cover. very cool yet again sart!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:42 AM) : 

i really dislike the scowl on her face. and the cigarette, too, but that's just an uninteresting accessory to her overall embittered-skeleton look. a great photo, clearly, but smiling subjects are so much more beautiful, and a much better representation of the spirit of summer in our city.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:20 AM) : 

Nice fashion photo


Blogger ilovesecondhandsmoke said ... (4:30 PM) : 

What I find so striking and wonderful is that I've never really seen you take photos at night. This is perhaps the first nighttime photo I've seen from you in recent memory.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:31 PM) : 

This girl looks very American and it is a very American style.


Blogger Sofia. said ... (4:58 AM) : 

Beautiful beautiful picture.


Blogger Sofie said ... (4:35 PM) : 

fabulous picture! i love how the canopy seems to morph into an umbrella, and her hand also seems to be holding one, furthering the greatness! ahh... lovely.


Blogger Miguel said ... (9:51 PM) : 

Powerfull.... That's it.


Blogger An Upstart said ... (5:26 AM) : 

From afar she looks very like Raquel Zimmmerman - which is weird because this photo is very Karl Lagerfeld-esque and Raquel is apparently one of Karl's favourite models.

Fabulous photo, captures the mood very well.


Blogger Melanie said ... (9:19 PM) : 

The photo is fabulous!

Her outfit is "Yawn" at best. I feel like I've seen this look a million times.


Blogger OCH said ... (1:28 AM) : 

someone get this sister a light! Oh wait - she don't need it! She's already on fire!

Damn, is she a great subject!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:36 AM) : 

to anon 12.42

you said "smiling subjects are so much more beautiful, and a much better representation of the spirit of summer in our city"

Is it better to capture the spirit of a city or the spirit of the individual who is the main purpose of the photograph?


Blogger Whatever Is the New Black said ... (11:42 PM) : 

I like how this is also in black and white.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:49 AM) : 


The stupid jeans make the look! Imagine is she was wearing wide -leg high waist jeans, it would be preposterous, she would look a grumpy 70's feminist. Skinny Jeans have an 'edge' it may sound corny but it is true.

Love that she is leaning back on her heels - great attitude.


Blogger Nadine in Paris said ... (1:03 PM) : 

ITS SABRINA!!! you have managed to capture her character so much! AMAZING pic! Sabrina you look beautiful!


Blogger The Future Mrs. Gardner said ... (3:36 PM) : 

I love NY style. Simple yet edgy


Blogger Cerisa said ... (2:00 PM) : 

Yow! i like


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:38 AM) : 

lovely sabrina...maybe marc jacob's


Blogger Becca the Promo Mami said ... (8:52 AM) : 

she's perfect...


Blogger S said ... (11:10 AM) : 

I always enjoy your photographs, but I'm completely floored by this one.
There's just something so innately wonderful about the whole image which I can't put my finger on.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:11 PM) : 

I gasped aloud upon viewing this shot.
What an immediate image. Kudos Sir; Madame; Manhattan.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:20 AM) : 

Nice shot


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