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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

On The Street.........Composition in Red, Milano

Comments on "On The Street.........Composition in Red, Milano"


Blogger Asi Mod said ... (6:10 PM) : 

xOooh...I love the red she's wearing. And the bob looks fabulous on her.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:13 PM) : 

exquisite, both the shot and the subject. you are madly talented.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:14 PM) : 

gorgeous! such drama, i love it. does anybody know who this woman is?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:16 PM) : 

Wow. Amazing color in this photo. She even makes those big rusty bolts in the steel column seem elegant. She wears that haircut very well, too.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:28 PM) : 

Is it a picture or a Hopper portrait? Her sense of style and personality are amazing and timeless.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:29 PM) : 

What an exquisite photogragh. The red against grey is breath taking.

Even though I don't know this woman, I would put this photo on my wall.


Blogger jasmine said ... (6:33 PM) : 

what an amazing-looking woman. she looks like a gypsy from a Wes Anderson movie played by Angelica Huston.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:37 PM) : 

Or maybe a Tamara Lempicka's portrait?


Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey said ... (6:38 PM) : 

Spectacular! Scott, you have really captured the colour here in this photo. Amazing. I feel that if I spent an evening alone with such a beautiful woman in red, I would end up either jailed or dead. So let me just say that I find this photo very intriguing, and leave it at that.


Blogger Pret a Porter P said ... (7:07 PM) : 

This woman is magnificent, and she knows it!


Blogger Butch said ... (7:37 PM) : 

Yes, lots of drama! She's really pulled off a difficult look.

Kudos particularly for the hair.


Blogger DeepBlueSea said ... (7:38 PM) : 

Black heels, black hair.

Coincidence? :o)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:58 PM) : 

This would make a fabulous painting. The colours are rich and vibrant.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:05 PM) : 

"Composition in Red" is right! she looks gorgeous - i love her hair. the red on gray is fantastic.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:07 PM) : 

Unblievable portrait but if this is a shot of someone you really met on the street it is one of the most amazing pictures I have ever seen--and that is before one even gets to the outfit. I am speechless about the whole thing.


Blogger X said ... (8:07 PM) : 

it totally looks like a painting...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:08 PM) : 

Scott, I like the way you composed this shot. It's beautiful. The light reminds of Caravaggios and the color, of Manet's The Fifer.

And she's stunning.

Thank you.


Blogger J said ... (8:39 PM) : 

I feel that this photo speaks more to your photography style than to the style of the subject. I get a sense of the direction of the moment. The exact presence of the subject in a particular state in a particular moment, captured 'just so' by a knowing eye.

Of course she has great taste also, but in person I am not sure it would be quite as poetic.

Simply wonderful.


Blogger Landis said ... (9:02 PM) : 


to you AND her.


Blogger Blaise said ... (9:10 PM) : 

did she pose as such for the picture, or this is a snapshot??


Blogger tanya said ... (9:15 PM) : 

What I love best is that she's not too precious to sit on the base of a post and lay her handbag on the ground.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:16 PM) : 



Blogger Holden said ... (9:37 PM) : 

like straight out of a Tamara DeLempicka painting. Love the colour contrast of red against grey. =)


Blogger Rose Red said ... (10:00 PM) : 

If I could, I would wear that entire outfit, including the hairstyle, every day for the rest of my life.

It is perfect. Thank you for sharing it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 PM) : 

She looks like a painting!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:49 PM) : 

You are truly an artist!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:59 PM) : 

Thank you for the moments of beauty.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:12 PM) : 

I think this must be my FAVORITE shot! Absolutely perfect in every way........


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:14 PM) : 

she's got a bit of cleopatra in her eyes


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:29 PM) : 

truly, she has some old world class. and good job, sart the photo is great. what impresses me most though is how seemlessly she pulled off wearing red from head to toe if five distinct shades.
they are all slightly different reds. on most people this would be a disater for the eye, but on her it is absolutely perfect. plus, she just looks like shes got some stories to tell, but, being a lady,they're secret.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:34 PM) : 

Shocking red -this picture,even her lipstick is the same red.Naturally her hair color is not her own.The black is ok since there is so much red.I also understand that she has so much make-up on-it is essential for the heavy coloring.But I´m not particularly fond of this shot. It is too colorful,too much`made´.And I don´t like her haircut.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:33 AM) : 

While I truly love the quirky character of most of your photos, this dramatic portrait is absolutely gorgeous!!! I think it's because it is highly dramatic, but still manages to capture a somewhat mischievous look in her eye...


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (12:39 AM) : 

this is exactly how i found her

we didn't speak, i just got her attention, motioned to the camera and took the photo.

i was taken by how elegant she was and that she was just sitting (almost) on the ground. it was the lack of preciousness that got me


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:32 AM) : 

she is magnificent indeed - like a queen who's waiting for her throne to be dusted down or something


Blogger From Gullah to Ghetto and now Ivory Tower said ... (1:41 AM) : 

It's an Italian Louise Brookes in fantabulous red!!! Like a Dutch realism portrait - PERFECTO!!!!


Blogger Cut of cloth said ... (2:52 AM) : 

Confident and Composed
Both photo and Muse
Another Treat Monsieur Sart


Blogger positively the same dame said ... (2:59 AM) : 

your talent is just getting out of hand. the photography here is always stellar, but honestly, something is going on with you lately that is just almost kind of thrilling to witness. this shot, the one of the beautiful red-haired model on the bike a few days ago...damn, you are really on a roll.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:39 AM) : 

This is like those gorgeous portraits by Whistler - he'd title it "Symphony in Scarlet and black". She looks great and the outfit is stunning but it's the photography that turns it into art.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:52 AM) : 

I would hang this photograph over my fireplace.

-- desertwind

Her coat is perfection. But then, it all is. She is. I want to know more about her and -- yet! -- perhaps she isn't real. Or she's too real. Or something.

Winking -- what does she know?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:05 AM) : 

like a painting!


Blogger pleasedontsmile said ... (5:35 AM) : 

This picture is really amazing (and I never comment anything...).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:24 AM) : 

such a painterly photograph. well done.


Blogger aboutface said ... (7:00 AM) : 


It´s the first time i visit your blog! It´s great, congratulation!! i´m very interested in photographs (i´ve recently bought a canon reflex) and in the fashion around the world as well because we represents fashion brands here in Portugal. If you´re curios visit our blog to take a look. They are becoming a success here.

Lots of kisses, successes and great photos!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:01 AM) : 

Utterly breathtaking. this photo tells a thousand stories. Sartorialist, you are a genius. When is a major museum going to give you an exhibition?


Blogger nolifebeforecoffee said ... (7:29 AM) : 

drama-queen! amazing picture (and amazing motif). W.O.W!


Blogger Luis Royal said ... (7:46 AM) : 

This is much more than just style.
Uau! That's a Woman!
Congratulations for sucha a shoot.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:21 AM) : 

Who is this being? She looks amazing, like she had just stepped out of the 1930s!
So dramatic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:41 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:44 AM) : 

what a beautiful woman! LOVE Italy.. so much passion :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:52 AM) : 

You have managed to capture something so deep in this picture that it brings tears to my eyes. I find myself thinking of the portrait of Dorian Grey. I see so much beauty in this picture, noble but fragile beauty.


Blogger Susan B said ... (9:28 AM) : 

This is so amazing. I can't add much to what everyone else has said, but just wanted to add another "Bravo!!!" to the chorus. This is art.


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (9:34 AM) : 

Oh wow. How dramatic. That coat is simply divine. She is from another world. Love the bold colour and the bold styling of her bob.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:38 AM) : 

Simply wow


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:49 AM) : 

Congratulations Mr. Schuman, it seems you have transcended your status. This picture tells more of art than fashion.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:04 AM) : 

Who is she?
Love her attitude .
Love the way she looks.
Love to know more about her !!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:27 AM) : 

are you sure that's a photo? it looks like a painting! amazing... just amazing....


Blogger Stratos Bacalis said ... (10:37 AM) : 

Majestic! She looks like an ancient Roman patrician!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 AM) : 

beyond words.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:27 AM) : 

All of your photography is digital, isn't it? I have been meaning to ask that for months and months and now I can't resist. Is there one camera (if it is in fact digital) or film stock that you normally shoot? And how did you learn photography?


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Blogger feel free to mail in : said ... (11:40 AM) : 

she's great. Dunno who is she, but I know from whom she took inspiration. Valentina comics by Milan's based artist Guido Crepax.
She's her!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:54 AM) : 

sart, i've seen you do some great things with a camera but this...this looks like you did it with a paintbrush. the fact that it was extemporaneous pulls it out of the realm of "arty" and way, way into just plain Art.

You always come across as such a humanist in your shots, and even in this classic beauty you can see that. Thank you for your work, truly.


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

Love the red colour. I think everybody should wear more red (especially on friday, to support the monks in burma too). /Love, Anna


Blogger Jane Flanagan said ... (12:20 PM) : 

Wow - I really love this woman, and as heart-stopping dramatic as she is, she's not over-the-top or too "fashioney." And this is such a great shot, the perfect complement for her look. Drama without pretension.


Blogger karigee said ... (12:40 PM) : 

Garbo. Gorgeous.


Blogger Claris said ... (12:47 PM) : 

You really outdid yourself on this one. So beautifully composed and captured. It's not about the clothes, it's about the moment.


Blogger Emily Tavoulareas said ... (12:47 PM) : 


This shot is amazing.


Blogger The Spicers said ... (2:14 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:32 PM) : 

ON THE STREET???After an appointment , I think!


Blogger keiando said ... (4:21 PM) : 

In the story I created in my mind for this woman, she is weeping, in red, because Valentino will retire


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:31 PM) : 

Could you have ever taken this anywhere but in Italy? Cultural presence remains strong. This photo has strong ties to Italian painting. (You have done the same thing with certain of your Northern European photos, which show a strong resemblance to Northern European painting). It's not just a matter of color, but light as well, I imagine.


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (5:49 PM) : 

wow nice picture


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:15 PM) : 

this is painted! painted beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:17 PM) : 

I love the composition of this image. The textures remind me of a painting.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:11 PM) : 

Simply divine!


Blogger Starman said ... (1:12 AM) : 

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Blogger Eric said ... (3:11 AM) : 

She looks like a fabulous supervillain spy taking her lunch break. Fantastic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:19 AM) : 

John (Los Feliz) sez:

She is mystery, and and that's the highest compliment that one can pay a woman. Sincerely, she's wrapped in red and has a distance to her that can only be attributed to an intimate understanding of mystery. Catherine Denuve should do so well.

Meanwhile, you've photographed a pure beauty
"of a certain age" who is ageless, to maximum effect.

Bravo to both you and her.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:22 AM) : 

Bravo!! My favorite shot yet!


Blogger marie said ... (10:51 AM) : 

"The Devil Wears Prada" - after hours look, that is. ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:50 PM) : 

You are a brilliant photographer! This picture and the rest of your work certainly attest to that.

Such reds - the red of her lipstick, the subtle shading of her face and skin tone, the red of her dress, her coat, her shoes, her bag - it's simply amazing what you've done with this photograph.

The word painterly is so overused, and a bit annoying now, quite frankly, but forgive me for using it again. This is the most painterly current photograph I've ever seen. It reminds me of some of the lush paintings of the old masters. One, in particular comes to mind - a painting, a portrait of Louise-Antoinette Feuardent by the 19th century painter Jean Francois Millet.

I think because that painting seems deceptively simple with not much colour, but seems to be a living, breathing thing.

Your picture seems dreamlike, but is infused with reaffirming life in the woman's very stillness.

Thank you for taking this picture and for sharing it with the world.

And thank you to your subject for existing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:35 PM) : 

This is a beautiful photograph. It really is.
I admire that your blog truly captures the style of a person in a high quality photograph. Most street fashion blogs are compiliations of lots of standard, sloppy photographs of scenesters. Your street fashion photography is more of an art form; you look for style in unexpected places. Not only in the young, beautiful, and slender, but in everyone. Kind of reminiscent of Diane Arbus.


Blogger JO said ... (12:24 PM) : 

Stunning shot! love it!

RED RED RED and worn so well


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:53 PM) : 

My god - this could be a painting!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:22 AM) : 

this should be a painting.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:32 PM) : 

Um, is this a painting?

Stunning photograph.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:02 AM) : 

i thought that was a painting for an instant....untill i enlarged it and realised she was real...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:43 AM) : 

This photo is so isnpiring, I too, want to look like a poiece of art!

Love from Anna, Stockholm


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:15 PM) : 

Yes, yes, and yes!


Blogger ad said ... (7:03 AM) : 

wow, pure theatre
I love this 'costume' look, very retro yet never out of style..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:48 AM) : 

The BEST yet!!!!!! Bravo Bravo BRAVO, Scott!!!


Blogger missdelite said ... (3:22 AM) : 

"Lady in red..."


Blogger Frederik De Wachter said ... (8:51 AM) : 

I think she's a journalist. She was on the first row of each show I went to in Milan.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:08 PM) : 

"i'm waiting for him, you see...."
omg fabulous


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:00 PM) : 

we need more sart in the world. in addition to all the below, i love that she does not look like an anorexic botox freak. thank you for elevating the jolie laide into something to aspire to.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:20 AM) : 

it's a really 80' looking nowadays it seems old fashion , i do not like the system of wearing one color .........


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:39 PM) : 

Just ... love.... it :D


Blogger Lava said ... (9:09 PM) : 

Lovely photo.


Blogger Michelle York said ... (5:27 PM) : 

I have enjoyed the Sartorialist for quite a while now. Congratulations and all success to you.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:24 AM) : 

this still is breathtaking. just the sight of the woman; woeven in red is adamantly feminine. purely feminine to say the least, not androgynous what so ever.

its quite enya-ish from a certain view point


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:14 PM) : 

her feminimity exudes through that dress.


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

I am in awe. Instant classic. Painterly.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:44 PM) : 

Devil Wears Prada meets Cruella De Vil. Cool.


Blogger Fabio.Liu said ... (2:24 PM) : 

Agreeing with mexicanfashionista; the first words in my mind: Tamara de Lempicka!


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:58 AM) : 

wow. this is like a painting. gorgeous.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:58 PM) : 

This is like a painting!
it has that essence!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:11 AM) : 

Great Picture!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:46 AM) : 

WOw.She is like a woman in the painting


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:18 PM) : 

Had she put on red stockings, it is one helluva forceful reminder of the uniform Austrian Airlines ... :-)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:23 PM) : 



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