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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Different Lives, Milan

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Blogger Mardi said ... (6:31 PM) : 

Love the contrast!


Blogger the brunette said ... (6:35 PM) : 

this is artistically brilliant, and what makes you a true artist.


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

How gorgeous.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:38 PM) : 

if i could buy a print of this and hang it in my living room i would. like this second. :]

amazing. breathtaking artwork here.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:40 PM) : 



Blogger Alice Olive said ... (6:53 PM) : 

Fantastic photo! Love the inferred elegance of Ms Incognito.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:59 PM) : 

Can't stop wondering how dangerous full dark combinations can be and how much attention is drawn to the face - woman should just not have one like that. Never.


Blogger Ashton goes to France said ... (7:00 PM) : 

nice layers! give me more of this!


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

I love the juxtaposition!!


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

Incredible photo Sart, you just get better end better!
One could write a poem looking at this two women.


Blogger Dave Gates said ... (7:02 PM) : 

great shot. i love the contrast between the dark and the colorful. well done!


Blogger Je suis Amy said ... (7:05 PM) : 

The juxtaposition in this photo is incredible.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:18 PM) : 

Who cares about the fashion when the shot is this perfect? Nice work!


Blogger Alysa said ... (7:26 PM) : 

A modern-day Caillebotte! Love the contrast and the sense of alienation.


Blogger Jamie Welsh Watson said ... (7:41 PM) : 

Yes, this is an outstanding photo!


Blogger LATEST NEWS said ... (7:57 PM) : 

I've never commented before, even though i check the page daily. I'm always stunned by the choice of Scotts subjects, how the pictures seem off the cuff and perfectly composed at the same time. this being one that does both to a stupidly high level!!

Keep delivering these amazing moments Sart!!


Blogger HappyLegs said ... (8:09 PM) : 

a magical moment or a magical eye?


Blogger Rachel said ... (8:16 PM) : 


I would hang this in my office.


Blogger E. Jones said ... (8:28 PM) : 

What an interesting dichotomy! I love this.


Blogger seditionaire said ... (8:29 PM) : 

Beautiful shot...I get a feeling that many years from now we'll look back on your iconic images like we do now on shots like "Kiss at the Hotel de Ville"....and this one will be among the best of them. Congrats!



Blogger Michael Kale said ... (8:35 PM) : 

Wish this had been on the wall last night!


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

gf in the front is looking a good deal like late great I. Blow. represent.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:40 PM) : 

great contrast! great angle! great picture! just perfect!


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (8:41 PM) : 

Oh yes, this one is your most original picture you've ever made.


Blogger Johanna said ... (8:43 PM) : 

Top three, Scott.

This is *so* well done.


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

What great drama. Love. it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:45 PM) : 

Nice. NICE. The almost perfectly mirrored silhouettes and different picture planes make the stark contrast even better.


Blogger Poochie said ... (8:51 PM) : 

I love the contrast between youthful and colorful that maybe less expensive vs. older and more conservative but perhaps with more money.

When were you the happiest?



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:55 PM) : 

This is such a Cartier-Bresson "moment".
Bravo for you, Mister Sartorialist! And congratulations on your big opening/party, too.


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

A nice short story there ...
the younger woman in red holding her own, slightly battered yellow umbrella (and maybe a look of disappointment - did soembody stand her up? Can't she get into the show?), and the slightly older or more privileged woman in black, with someone catering to her - but possibly also waiting for someone who may or may not arrive.
They could be the same woman ten or twenty years apart. And ain't that life?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:03 PM) : 

this is astounding. the image takes my breath away, and i second whichonespink -- i want to possess this. *love*


Blogger Lane said ... (9:12 PM) : 

Very different from your other photos, and I love it.


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:19 PM) : 

I'm going to have to say that this is my favorite shot of all of your shots.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:21 PM) : 

Wow. What a great picture. It took my breath away!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:26 PM) : 

easily an all-time favorite.. exquisitely composed - to the step - from the noise behind the woman in red to the black & white silouhette..



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:29 PM) : 

dammit, i'm insanely jealous of your knack to notice serendipity. excellent capture!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:34 PM) : 

well, this is fucking brilliant.


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:45 PM) : 

Stunning juxtaposition. I love the red boots!


Blogger T.McD. said ... (9:50 PM) : 

I've read your blog for months, and this is the photo that made me post a comment. You've taken seldom a photo that surpasses this one. Truly brilliant.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:51 PM) : 

this is one of my all time favorites... brilliant.


Blogger T.McD. said ... (9:53 PM) : 

Wow. Truly inspirational. This is the photo that made me post a comment after months of readership.


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

love it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:05 PM) : 

Like a painting, with some fashion on it.


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

The contrast in colours, lives and style is captured beautifully!
Nice life if you can get it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:22 PM) : 

unreal picture... i love it.


Blogger Kelly said ... (10:22 PM) : 

This picture (and its title) makes me smile and want to laugh out loud. Wonderful.


Blogger Blaise said ... (10:36 PM) : 

Very interesting shot, Sart!

The other one is colorful and I could clearly see the face, while the other one is in an all-black ensemble and cannot be identified..


Blogger FLYCONNECTION said ... (10:48 PM) : 

This is meeeeannnnn


- YC
"The 1st Quarter Baby"


Blogger the quarter rat said ... (11:07 PM) : 

You should direct movies - you tell a story in a single frame!


Blogger rebeccacalvetti said ... (11:11 PM) : 

Sometimes, your work really leaves me breathless.

This is one of those times.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:25 PM) : 

great composition.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:31 PM) : 

Wow... that is a stunning photograph.


Blogger MELI. said ... (11:50 PM) : 

nice composition. muy nice.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:52 PM) : 

Your lighting is always impeccable, and it really stands out in this shot.

Re: the glasses on the woman on the right. I can't help but think we're going to be seeing a lot of people looking silly with these new big glasses.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:53 PM) : 

I wanted to know their names... but I am am happy to look and make up my own story. Very Well Done, Sir.


Blogger Q said ... (11:53 PM) : 

Wow, what good luck that you stumbled upon this juxtaposition.


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

This shot reminds me of Caillebotte's Paris, Rainy Day.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:10 AM) : 

absolutely gorgeous...


Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey said ... (12:15 AM) : 

I don't see the significance of this photo, Sart. Were you hungover (from the previous night) when you posted it? That said, the red coat on the young lady on the left is such an amazingly rich colour. Her boots, gloves, and yellow umbrella look fantastic. Only a few people could pull this off. Your photo really captures it. It's a pity the mysterious young lady on the right somehow crept into your shot. Well done nonetheless.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:15 AM) : 

that, my friend, is what photography is all about.


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:21 AM) : 

Absolutely, completely, and 100% stunning.
Wonderful job, Sart.


Blogger Ironika Beaverhausen said ... (12:23 AM) : 

that you could see this, and capture it... magic. thank you for showing us the juxtaposition of all of us together. you are a truly talented chronicler of people, and i enjoy visiting ! thank you thank you !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:07 AM) : 

this is photographically what i want to aim for! i love the complexity in lighting and color contrasts, as well as thematic contrasts. specifically, i love how the woman on the right remains in some anonymity whereas the younger woman on the left has an outfit that screams "here i am!"


Blogger Keystofer said ... (1:09 AM) : 

WOW... I'm speechless! ;-) You absolutely captured the moment... The picture clearly defines the binary opposites...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:36 AM) : 

I study art in school, and so much of what we discuss circles around color and contrast. The clothing aside, the photograph is a beautiful shot. Well done!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:24 AM) : 

simply great photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:04 AM) : 

as far as photographs go, this is positively cinematic.


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

as a writer...
this one shot is enough for me to write a whole story...
why do i even need to wrtie a story when the pictures screams a whole novel!


Blogger Goldbug said ... (3:28 AM) : 

this just fabuslous. like it begs a story.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:45 AM) : 

what a awsome pic
one of my favourites until now and I read your blog every day.


Blogger escritora said ... (3:51 AM) : 

wow, amazing, my favourite picture.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:26 AM) : 

I agree, I'd also like on my wall!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:38 AM) : 

My goodness Sart, your caption was absolutely brilliant and it just about sums up this picture from so many different angles. The care-freeness of the lady in the red, her relaxed and natural stylishness (because she can hold her own umbrella, thank you very much), in contrast to the dark, and although stylish in her own right, tense Madam whose umbrella is being held for her. You could write a thesis on this picture and the caption on it-smart art Sart (hey, that rhymes), you've raised the bar with this one.



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

Holy crap. Hands down the best photograph I have seen in a long, long time.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:58 AM) : 

it´s so you.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:05 AM) : 

It's as if the universe sends you presents :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:30 AM) : 

You can clearly see that it's all about "the MOOD" in this case, one is bright and colorful and the other one is simply dark and gloomy. Great job! Awesome photo!


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



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:55 AM) : 

Wonderful image... Images like this go into history...


Blogger Andy said ... (9:06 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:14 AM) : 

One word: noir!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:21 AM) : 

Your eyes are always open. What a gift.

The best to you today.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:23 AM) : 

This is art


Blogger Anthony said ... (9:33 AM) : 

Before the picture loaded, I hadn't a clue what this picture would be (only seeing the title). This is an amazing photograph, and like others who have commented before me, I would purchase it in a heartbeat to display somewhere in my home.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:39 AM) : 

hahahaha! i find their expressions so funny!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:50 AM) : 

What amazing contrast. A beautiful photo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:53 AM) : 

I am AMAZED as to how astute you were that you were able to capture this moment so brilliantly. Bravissimo!


Blogger odilean said ... (10:55 AM) : 

i think this is the best photograph that you've taken. it is breathtaking.


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

now this is just pure visual poetry.


Blogger Craig said ... (11:39 AM) : 

this is perfect


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (11:54 AM) : 

Amazing photo!


Blogger Anna said ... (12:12 PM) : 

Awesome!!! Love this pic.. One of my favorites...


Blogger Cardigans and Couture said ... (12:50 PM) : 

I love this photo! The contrast is not only about the style, but clearning about the lives of these two continue to amaze. I too would buy this and hang it on my wall.


Blogger Thomas said ... (1:14 PM) : 

Demonstrates once again why you are not simply a street style photographer. I am looking forward to the much demanded Sartorialist book.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:59 PM) : 

so the decisive moment.


Blogger D said ... (2:20 PM) : 

Amazing contrast,
This is a work of art.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:47 PM) : 

Beautiful Sart

one of your best shots... out of many


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:52 PM) : 

wow, that is art really!

great work, sart!

you've broken into new ground with this shot.


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

I'm completely blown away.


Blogger doingtheunstuck said ... (3:13 PM) : 

what a moment and how poetic. i just love this.


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

Sartorialist's best composition ever.


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

wonderful! you really should make prints - i want to buy this!


Blogger Thomas D said ... (4:46 PM) : 

Beautiful, Sart.

First time I haven't been able to not comment; gorgeous


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:42 PM) : 

so 'the devil wears prada'!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:49 PM) : 

Andy Warhol, Wes Anderson, Thom Yorke, the Sartorialist ; all some of my favorite artists. :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:46 AM) : 

Hey I ve been checking your blog every day since you started and I never commented before, this might sound crazy but this pic made my cry, it is truly a beautiful image. Thanks!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:17 AM) : 

Hand down! Wow! I don't really know who it was you took a shot of, because the lady at the background, with a yellow umbrella, looked interesting. But I love, love, the entire composition of this photograph!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:27 AM) : 

the difference betwen an artist and someone who take photos… Best photo ever…
Gratz ! Gratz ! Gratz !


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

Amazing photo. I thought of this one by Weegee, which of course chronicles a different world, but it's equally arresting.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:09 PM) : 

Wow is all I can say about this shot! I love the idea that these two women who are at the same place at the same time, yet seem to be worlds apart!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:45 PM) : 

The Weegee photo is "The Opera," and one has to click the title of the photo after going to this link:


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:26 PM) : 

Incredible photo. Excellent exposures and contrasts. A work of art.
Would love to know more about it....


Blogger pearlaceous said ... (5:54 PM) : 

Talk about talent!! Color vs. black, bright vs. dark, clear vs. ambiguous, independent vs. dependent, crowd vs. privacy - this picture has it all!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:37 PM) : 

Is this a real on-the-street found setting that you caught on camera? It is almost too good to be true!! most people never even notice this amazing contrast in a crowd and than capture it as well!!
Awesome. Thank you!
The read girl looks so comfortable in her high fashion - she looks like she lives well dressed everyday.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:08 PM) : 

nice photo! like the contrast between color and shades... well done


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:30 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:43 PM) : 

Simply Fabulous!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:42 PM) : 

Its soooo incredible. Its so amazing! The contrast between the dark lady with the umbrella held for her and the yellow umbrella clashes so magnificently. True artwork going on here!


Blogger leather girl said ... (4:04 PM) : 

besides the 300 other positively inspiring comments i want to make on this perfect photo... how chivalrous. not only is he holding her umbrella, it appears as if he's holding her bag and she might be wearing his gloves and hat...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:14 PM) : 

Scott, it's like a frame captured from an Italian film.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:40 AM) : 

This is your best picture yet!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:33 PM) : 

Bravo... wow. I visit your site every day and must say this is the first time I was completely blown out of the water at the artistic composition of the photo. Keep up the incredible work!


Blogger lorrwill said ... (5:17 AM) : 

This is one of my all time favourite photos of yours. Just brill.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:50 PM) : 

At the risk of being just another laudatory voice ... this is indeed a brilliant shot. Beautiful. So much interesting tension! It's almost as if the foreground was black and white film, and the background glorious color.

Wonderful work.


Blogger Dottie said ... (12:27 PM) : 

just beautiful! perfect.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:35 PM) : 

breathtaking - like so many of the above commentators, this is the photo that has compelled me to comment for the first time. Amazing, and so inspiring. Love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:28 PM) : 

not only is the photograph beautiful, but i see this all the time living a a dark city (berlin) with a sea of all black and dark greys and then a pop of color just really makes it even better.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:33 PM) : 

I love this photograph.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:30 PM) : 

Absolutely brilliant, especially since the contrasting colors are so bright on their own!


Blogger Honeybee said ... (2:28 AM) : 

It doesn't get any better than this.


Blogger Calenna said ... (6:14 PM) : 

Everyone else has already said it all.... this photo is... INCREDIBLE. Museum-worthy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:00 PM) : 

I cannot add much that has not already been said. This is art, it is frame-worthy, such contrast between the two, such a story going on in the space. I think I may just frame it! You should be congratulated and proud of such a shot. You were so lucky to have had these two walk by together and your skill is apparent in the outcome of the shot. Bravo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:04 PM) : 

This is fantastic! You are brilliant.


Blogger Eliza Starbuck said ... (5:12 PM) : 

What a beautiful shot! I love the contrast between the person in color and the person in black. Do you wish to stand out or dissapear?
Best wishes,


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

whats really funny here is that the guy holding the umbrella is the creative director of GQ, Jim Moore, and the woman under it is one of his editors, Madeline Weeks. All of a sudden the image of the rich woman with her escort type is a little dissipated.


Blogger suzie said ... (5:16 PM) : 

...I just saw all these comments after almost one year...
so funny
by the way, I'm the lady in red...
thanks for the great shot



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:37 AM) : 

hahah different lives i get it


Blogger ELLA ELVIANA said ... (10:14 AM) : 

the picture is breathtaking!


Anonymous beemint said ... (6:18 AM) : 

I must say this shot is amazing. A true piece of art. Thanks.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:35 AM) : 

may 5th 2010. i'm a south african and i've been a dedicated follower of this blog since late 2008. i just randomly went through the archives and stumbled upon this. MARVELOUS. definately top 5 material. if not THE single best photo on here. its amazing. mphuthumi.


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