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On the Street..... Mr. Noir, Milano


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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

On the Street..... Mr. Noir, Milano

Comments on "On the Street..... Mr. Noir, Milano"


Blogger MakaniMike said ... (8:07 AM) : 

looks just like out of a Wong-Kar Wai movie...


Blogger Super Milk-Chan said ... (8:12 AM) : 

Hello Dick Tracy. Fab trench!


Blogger Patrick Booth said ... (8:26 AM) : 

Awesome lighting, it looks like a French film noir.


Blogger suzannemarques said ... (8:26 AM) : 

lovely mood here. his entire ensemble is amazing. i love a man who can pull off a hat... & the background is gorgeous... the jewel tones bring out the earthy feel of his look


Blogger InStudio Blog said ... (8:49 AM) : 

Love the colors in this photo - how the warm ground colors cool as the eye rises to the sky.

Is he wearing jeans? Awesome!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:51 AM) : 

I find this somewhat studied, a little too deliberate, maybe.


Blogger Dovid said ... (9:38 AM) : 

Now that's what I'm talking about!


Blogger stacy said ... (9:38 AM) : 

his pant / jacket combo is so interesting. they seem to be in the same pattern but different colours.

very well composed shot. i would have like to seen his feet but i know you would have have to comprise the sky or the angle.


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

Why do you often leave out lower half or feet from the photos?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:31 AM) : 

Edward James Olmos would be so proud. I especially like the aqua and lavender light behind him. He could be a blade runner.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:36 AM) : 

Hehe, it`s the Tokio-guy you have photographed a few times before, isn`t he?

I think it`s al little bit too perfect, almost a caricature... but still looking good!



Blogger Leonore said ... (10:36 AM) : 

I don't understand when people complain that an outfit is "too deliberate." What's wrong with that? "Effortless" is an oft-touted adjective for how we all should look, but the reality as far different -- and we all know this.

If you treat your appearance as an opportunity for authentic self-expression -- as an art form -- then you shouldn't be ashamed of showing effort. I don't think it's fair to denigrate someone's appearance (at least this man's) for being too contrived.


Blogger Navi said ... (10:38 AM) : 

italian gangster
"there is nothing higher than the mafiya"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:39 AM) : 

How do you do it?! I love the halo of light around his hat, the icy blue glowing background, the way the texture and color of the coat pop out. Amazing!


Blogger notanotherblog said ... (11:02 AM) : 

The blue background sort of evokes a European Blade Runner. Awesome picture!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:09 AM) : 

Wow! I find this all about the photography rather than the fashion. The background and lighting really make this photo. All elements of the outfit look very traditional, but Mr. Noir does not. He looks very sinister with his hat shading his eyes.

~ Miss Mary


Blogger The Year in Pictures said ... (11:10 AM) : 

So interesting how digital captures light! The blue-greens of the night sky and light on the buildings are amazing - especially in contrast with the tones on your subject. From the shadow under his hat brim I'm assuming you didn't use flash. Amazing!


Blogger Chana said ... (11:16 AM) : 

dreamy :)


Blogger Colin Flora said ... (11:30 AM) : 

In terms of line and proportion, this guy has it dialed in; even the knot in his tie is done properly. Nice colors, too. And the signet ring kills me. Often, though, you'll note the face of a signet ring worn on the pinkie is turned so that it can be used as a seal.You make a fist and press it into the wax you just melted.


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

Milan can be so stiff and old-fashioned. But this one works out: He looks like a gangster.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:59 AM) : 

Wow, what a great photograph! Besides how wonderfully dressed this man is, the lighting is perfect, even leaving his face in the shadow's adds to the mystery of this gentleman. Great great great


Blogger Christy said ... (12:00 PM) : 

I love the drama. It seriously looks like a scene in a movie. The coat is beautiful (nice and slim) and I dig the suit, shirt, and tie, and I can imagine how different a vibe you would get from this if he wasn't wearing the hat...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:14 PM) : 

Oooh, Inspector...


Blogger Dulwich_News said ... (12:23 PM) : 

Hi Scott, I love the lighting in this photograph It’s been a while but trust all is well although we have not had time to blog we have been enjoying your Posts as usual…

Robert & Luisa


Blogger Dulwich_News said ... (12:31 PM) : 

Hi, Love these photos some how they seem very Simon Doonan-and-Johnney Adler-in-Palm-Springs or the type of flat Slim Aarons would have kept in Palm Beach...

Robert & Luisa TheStyleScout London


Blogger Nelson vH said ... (12:42 PM) : 

Is he cool? He definately is!

Ensemble is very nice...shame we can´t see the shoes!!

Photography is wowee - Chapeau Scott!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:08 PM) : 

Nice picture and colors if it was in focus.


Blogger Amy Zaiss said ... (1:31 PM) : 

night time white balance is key. Awesome shot.


Blogger Jeff H said ... (1:32 PM) : 

I love every single thing about this look...especially how well he pulls off the hat and the colors. Awesome.


Blogger Arethusa said ... (1:36 PM) : 

Makanimike, I thought the same thing! Made me think of "Blueberry Nights". I love the colour composition of this short. Beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:53 PM) : 

"Mysterious and dark, his gruff mustard silhouette cut a sharp figure along a street lit in dim greens and blues, his cigarette smoke wafting in my direction ever so slightly as he walked by..."

Love the looks of this guy. The photography makes this piece amazing, it could be a scene for story with just about as many twists and turns.


Cheryl Marie Cordeiro


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:22 PM) : 

such a hot outfit. I can never pull off the hat thing. but I kind of agree with Ken, above. It's almost trying too hard. But then again, he reminds me of Katt Williams!!! hahaha!!!


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:50 PM) : 

No those are definitely not jeans

If you look at the blow up they are clearly part of a suit combo with his jacket

I'm not sure if its the resolution, but around the hat seems to glow. Do you know what caused this Sart?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:29 PM) : 

Looking at the small pic, I thought he was holding a 1/2 pint bottle in a paper bag. That would complete the look.


Blogger A l i c e . said ... (3:30 PM) : 

Total Style!!!
But, he is smoking
is a wrong.


Blogger mette said ... (3:41 PM) : 

Absolutely too much drama in this one!


Blogger swagger said ... (4:30 PM) : 

spice hot


Blogger Jerome O'Brien said ... (4:35 PM) : 

Such a cinematic shot - lovely. How on earth do you light such shots??!?!?! And I want to touch that coat - so gorgeous.


Blogger sunni said ... (5:16 PM) : 

ooooohh yes, i do agree with the first poster. it looks as though wong kar wai directed this image. though obviously, he didn't, you did. fabulous, really.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:25 PM) : 

this photo is mysteriously cool. sart you captured the right guy in the right outfit in the right place at the right time.


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

Looks like a character out of Leo Malet's Nestor Burma series.


Blogger zoeeeee said ... (6:37 PM) : 

this guy looks like he owns the whole stretch


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

Love the lines and silhouette, don't like the colors. And the suit's matching plaid fabric just doesn't work. Maybe if he were wearing a nice pair of black slacks, or even good jeans...


Blogger Mare said ... (6:51 PM) : 

he looks great (aside from the cigarette) but i love the colors in this photo more than anything.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:06 PM) : 

he´s not weaing jeans, it´s the same fabric as the jacket, my guess is it´s a suit. ;)


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

He's reminding me of a 70's Bob Dylan...must be the longish hair and the fedora.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:30 PM) : 

this reminds me of Death in Venice


Blogger secondvurss said ... (8:52 PM) : 

i like the overcoat/undercoat (trench/blazer?)combination and the hat- it looks like he belongs in the past. what type of pants is he wearing?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:05 PM) : 


luv tht Dick Tracy Look..
He sure can do pull out this look.


LUV!!!! Ur caption Sart...
Its Like In A Cinematic Studio...


adil sg


Blogger Holly said ... (9:36 PM) : 

TWO jackets!'ll have to forgive me, Sydney is still so warm and it would be so rare to see that here. Great colours. Love the shady eyes.


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

wow, great job at capturing an amazing mood.


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:27 PM) : 

love everything about this photo. Pure art. The guy is well groomed but also the lights, the shadows,the colors, how the photo was taken... everything else gives an outstanding atmosphere to the main subject.Nice.


Blogger Thomas D said ... (10:29 PM) : 

Sart this is great! It looks like a painting; you really got the mood of the picture here.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:23 PM) : 

this guy's my favorite. I especially like that his jacket is a little on the longer side, very retro. it also looks like it might be double breasted! oh my.


Blogger D said ... (12:00 AM) : 

this look is timeless nostalgia
and as others have noted, what a fantastic mood from the lighting and colors.

Props to you, Sart, for getting the angle right, so that the hat would shade his eyes in mystery.


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

Oh! This is just to cool to articulate properly! I love, love, love this shade of yellow. He wears the entire outfit very, very well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:06 AM) : 

Gee Ken, I find you a bit pretentious, a bit too researched


Blogger astublieft said ... (6:50 AM) : 

The power of the picture in combination with this outfit makes it fly. Bravo!


Blogger biglakestyle said ... (7:02 AM) : 

Love the outfit; hate the cigarette; when people are dying from this habit daily, I do not understand the need to include it in so many of your superb photos; sign me up with mary and Alice above. We have to be responsible..even in fashion.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:01 AM) : 

i love this picture. its' rather powerful... i'd love it up on my wall!


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

leonore, I didn't mean to denigrate his appearance. Of course, it is a very expressive way of dressing, but, to me, it is less an outfit, more a costume. Unfortunately, I don't see very much of the man wearing these clothes (which are, of course, beautiful). Just my opinion.


Blogger said ... (12:54 PM) : 

Tres Mek!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:23 PM) : 

Greatest one since "Handsome devil"!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:34 PM) : 

i think this is one of the best pictures posted in the blog. the crucial elements of this photograph are the light behind his hat, the ring and the cigarette on his hand, and the blue light on the back.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:28 PM) : 

I wish more men could pull off this look! it's fab fab fab!


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

I don't now about the clothes, but the photo reminds me of Christopher Doyle/Wong Kar Wai. Makes me think of Tony Leung smoking his cigarettes with Maggie Cheung!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:35 AM) : 

great shot. the hat sets it off. he's got mad swag


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

this picture speaks to me...thanks for sharing it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:34 AM) : 

there is no such thing as too much drama - not with this man wearing that hat in that very moment.


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

What a poser! And the colour of his jacket and his coat just don't fit.


Blogger junglesiren said ... (11:02 PM) : 

Well, everyone has coverd the wong kar wai of it all so I won't go there but.... he puts me in the mood for love, maybe around 20:46 I'll take the Chun King Express and he and I can be Happy Together in My Blueberry Nights.

Hee hee....couldn't help meself.


Blogger Koza said ... (3:18 PM) : 

Awesome shot. The more I look at it the more I notice. I love his pose and the turquoise light coming from the building. Has a historical feel because of his hat and jacket. Tres chic!


Blogger Bonita said ... (11:42 PM) : 

He could be an actor if he wanted to.


Blogger del Carmen said ... (11:43 PM) : 

Definitely a shot and outfit to be proud of...Bravo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:11 AM) : 

Wow! This is fabulous! Looks like a movie scene, and what a colouring. You are a magician!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:03 PM) : 

one of not so many photos, shoot at night :D


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