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Monday, July 14, 2008

That Moment, Milano

Comments on "That Moment, Milano"


Blogger Kornel said ... (9:37 AM) : 

Is this a capture of a fashion shoot or just a very classy happy accident?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:44 AM) : 

looks like an intriguing opening sequence of a film


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:45 AM) : 

wonderful shot!


Anonymous Diederik said ... (9:45 AM) : 

The jacket is well-cut aroud the body although a bit too short to my taste and the trousers are simply too long. But what I like least is the way the tie is knotted - such a bland, straight knot is just boring.


Blogger whyioughtta said ... (9:47 AM) : 

I hate to say it, but the cigarette smoke makes the shot.


Anonymous CT said ... (9:50 AM) : 

Bond, James Bond.


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

What a catch...eye contact in mid- stride. chic and masculine, with no clutter of a bag. Seems to be that perfect time of day when work is done and dinner/drinks are decided by the patio with most remaining rays of sun. Great Menswear...


Blogger Adam said ... (9:52 AM) : 

amazing shot, perfect fit on the suit, spot on colors and the cuff links and pocket square are top notch

more men need to dress this way, it does look like a fashion shoot doesn't it?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:59 AM) : 

is stefano the most featured person in your block, sart ?
well, not that he wouldn´t deserve it...


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (10:03 AM) : 

What a wonderful shot!


Blogger Sean said ... (10:04 AM) : 

This might be my second comment here...I just liked the shot that much...even considered making it my destop wallpaper.

I like it. The suit, the fit, the tie's know. I like it all. It fits.

I think this shot is made by how the subject and the people around him are caught in the shot. As if they all callborated together and had prior knowledge of the moment to make it happen. Even the other people in the shot seem to be interesting subjects themselves.


Blogger j'taimee said ... (10:05 AM) : 

This shot is amazing! I think we're all a sucker for a well dressed man, but I also quite love the blonde's hat...


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

what lucky - and cinematically stylish, happenstance!


Blogger Dan said ... (10:12 AM) : 

You can't fault this except possibly for being a bit bland. Nice fit, I like the cufflinks, the shoes look as though they're nice. The pants do seem slightly too long. Surely he could liven up the tie- just a bit?
Too conservative for me but very well-done.
GREAT photo!


Anonymous DeeDee said ... (10:18 AM) : 

Fantastic shot. The gentleman looks great but the photo makes me want to know more about the woman. I can hear the soundtrack to this shot in my head! Great work.


Blogger jeff said ... (10:19 AM) : 

looks like a movie still. perfect. he's striking in every way.


Blogger Jorge said ... (10:22 AM) : 

Notice the interesting fabric of the shirt, it is not even a plaid but it has some tiny squares about it. I like the suit, and I like the shoes, which are somewhat pointy without the extremes we have seen in the last couple of years. And yes, the cigarette smoke makes the pic. Jorge from W Palm Beach


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:24 AM) : 

This is one of your very best shots. I absolutely love it! I would put this one in the same category as the shot of the mother and daughter first row at fashion week. It's about more than clothes. It's just beautiful photography.


Anonymous Anna said ... (10:30 AM) : 

"...and... action!"


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

Now, that's a nice shot!


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (10:32 AM) : 

Amazing shot!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:38 AM) : 

Jorge from W Palm Beach - Just wanted to let you know that your comments are one of the reasons I follow this blog!


Blogger bakingwithplath said ... (10:39 AM) : 

Wow, great shot!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:41 AM) : 

great shot, really! love it! the hand, the cigarette, his look.. everything.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:56 AM) : 

love the photo! great shot.


Blogger Magic said ... (11:12 AM) : 

always with style,well done!!!


Anonymous KaibutsuOne said ... (11:21 AM) : 

The italian james bond opening sequence. James Bond: You Can Never Get Enough of a Black Suit and Blue Tie Combo. Probably the longest movie title ever. Pretty cool photo. The guy is just standing there with no care of the action around him. Looking calm and cool waiting for the villain's next move with his mission in his hand.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:26 AM) : 

This shot proves once again that skinny is the best accessory!


Anonymous Easylowdown said ... (11:28 AM) : 

Fantastic shot. So cinematic. Near flawless.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:28 AM) : 

Probably one of the most amazing photographs I've ever seen. And I spend hours looking through fashion photographs everyday. WOW! Just...WOW!


Anonymous Yang Goh said ... (11:29 AM) : 

what a SHOT!


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

great shot mr sartorialist.

where can i find such a headband?


Blogger OndrejS said ... (11:32 AM) : 

First.... great shot. Its not just the smoke. Its the whole picture. That girl with the headband is great also! In connection with the smoke reminds me of the elegance of 20s-30s.
Second.....Mr Tonchi of course looks amazing. Any chance you can make his profile as you did for some other people? I wanna know who is his tailor. That suit is simply phenomenal.
Third... the only thing I am missing in that picture is a flower... cannot figure out where it outgh to be though.... I tend to be obssesed with flowers lately...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:37 AM) : 

You're done. It simply doesn't get better than this.


Anonymous ACL said ... (11:38 AM) : 

Stefano looks like a soldier on the field of battle...


Blogger Katie said ... (11:50 AM) : 

I am awestruck. How serendipitious can you get? Thank you, this is a stunning shot.


Anonymous Designgod said ... (11:51 AM) : 

It looks too good to be true. I can't believe it isn't staged! I find the tie a bit ordinary and I think I'm more intrigued by the woman with the thing on her head.


Blogger norawoah said ... (11:51 AM) : 

This is from my fantasy world, where everyone is really well dressed.


Blogger Max said ... (12:00 PM) : 

The composition of the photo really is top-notch - the juxtaposition, layering truly communicate the 'scene.' It does look posed, except that the gent' in the center isn't posing at all. In fact he has a distinctively 'unmodel-like' expression on his face.

I enjoy this photo for its depth, but don't prefer the suit for the same reasons diederik noted. The jacket is a wee short, the pants a wee long, and the tie a wee bit "i-found-this-at-a-thrift-shop."


Blogger fabio said ... (12:08 PM) : 



Blogger Max said ... (12:08 PM) : 

Another thought on the tie - I'm a fan of patterns and overlaying possibly conflicting patterns (on shirt/tie), but I've always heard the patterns ought to be of different scale (if your shirt has a large windowpane pattern, your tie ought to have a smaller, repeated pattern). Since the shirt and tie both have a similarly sized patterns, it appears kind of bland.

Keep the tie, but switch the shirt out for one with a larger windowpane-repeat, or even better - for a solid light-blue spread collar. Personal tastes dictate opinions, however, so feel free to disagree.

Love the photo, though. I think the blonde bombshell stage left is the most photogenic element.


Blogger K.B. said ... (12:08 PM) : 

Very dapper-looking fellow. A well-cut suit is all that's needed here, and I'm glad he hasn't cluttered it with gew-gaws or tried to set the world on fire with something outre. As for the pants being too long, I'd rather see them a touch too long for coverage than too short and showing ankle.

The blonde in the strapless black number and the little bandeau hat -- pretty classy street wear! I wonder where she's going?


Anonymous tj said ... (12:14 PM) : 

A man is permitted to choose if he likes his jacket a bit longer or shorter. Same thing for the length of his trousers. In this photo, both the jacket and the trousers are fine. People who say otherwise are not permitting a man to dress as he feels most comfortable.
That said, I'd prefer a bit of color in the necktie to liven things up a bit. Other than that, Mr. Tonchi looks perfectly smashing.


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

ACTION JACKSON! I too am most captivated by the mystery woman with her lovely hat and smokin' physique. Her fabulousness is a nice foil to his matter of factness. Well done all around, def. should be included in the "best of."


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:23 PM) : 

Whoa what a picture. People say that nowadays everyone can take a good picture with a digital camera, but this is in another league, real art.


Blogger AMANDA said ... (12:34 PM) : 

Jebus, it's like a LaChapelle urban circus without the crap! Excellent! Made my day.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:41 PM) : 

this pic is awesome! how is it not staged?!


Blogger Carli said ... (12:55 PM) : 

Wonderful moment. Spectacular spontaneity.


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (1:01 PM) : 

for Anon 12:41pm

this shot is not staged but does show that a big part of photography is anticipation.

i saw this coming together and only had time to get the exposure correct - the rest is just the luck of being there and capturing as it happened.


Anonymous Sandy said ... (1:06 PM) : 



Blogger kessie said ... (1:08 PM) : 

This is a beautifully composed image. Well done.


Anonymous Dalaruan said ... (1:12 PM) : 

What a wonderful film-still!!!


Blogger Jak said ... (1:25 PM) : 

Wow!!!! what can I say, I applaud you for brning us such wonderful photos.

That shot is fantastic I don't really care what anyone else says.


Blogger TheSundayBest said ... (1:26 PM) : 

If he wasn't looking at the camera it would be like a still from a film. As it is, it's an amazing shot.


Blogger TheLouisvillian said ... (1:49 PM) : 


thank you for the great shot!


Anonymous suzanne nelson said ... (1:54 PM) : 

Federico Fellini meets Helmut Newton. Brilliant.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:58 PM) : 

I love how calm, cool, and distinguished he looks in that conservative suit while there's all that motion going on around him. The cig, the smoke, and the blonde in the revealing dress makes the surroundings even more disreputable-looking and the contrast draws him out even more. Great shot.


OpenID kezumi said ... (2:09 PM) : 

I love everything about this picture! The dress of both the man and the woman, the woman's hair in motion, and the out of focus hand holding the cigarette. Brilliant!


Blogger CULTURE CREATORS said ... (2:11 PM) : 

The man is yum indeed. I love the girl too!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:15 PM) : 

I would LOVE to see this in black and white. Can you post it, Sart? I think it's going to look fabulous!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:16 PM) : 

this is stunning. i'm in awe.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:18 PM) : 

Fantastic shot! Like a film still from a very well-choreographed crowd scene.


Anonymous style slicker said ... (2:19 PM) : 

very interesting shot, so much going on there. You have this gorgeous girl with her fab black dress, an arm and this COOL's like a movie still. Scott, you should be a movie photographer thingy (don't know what you call it)


Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said ... (2:21 PM) : 

This shot is incredible. What a moment you captured. I work in film and this does remind of a still from a movie.


Anonymous Olaf Germany said ... (2:41 PM) : 

it is like a still of "sex and the city"


Blogger Lili said ... (2:47 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:07 PM) : 

In b/w it could be a still from a Jean-Luc Godard film! Lovely.


Blogger S said ... (3:26 PM) : 

Really evocative shot. Very beautiful.


Anonymous just Me said ... (3:30 PM) : 

Every single detail of this photo is just beautiful - the way the man in the centre looks directly into the camera; the outfit and the pose of the woman on the left; the haze created by the cigarette smoke... Perfect!


Blogger paulinew said ... (3:44 PM) : 

I think I've been having a serious case of deja vu with this place.


Blogger rmp said ... (4:08 PM) : 

Possibly one of your top 5 photographs. Amazing color and ambiance. Great job Sart.


Blogger lisa said ... (4:14 PM) : 

I love how so much is happening around him but my eye is still drawn to him instantly. Great shot.


Blogger saudade said ... (4:29 PM) : 

Stunning work! Congratulations on one of your best yet.


Blogger V said ... (4:47 PM) : 

oh wow, what an amazing shot! It looks like an opening scene from some movie!! Beautiful!


Anonymous Raquel said ... (4:50 PM) : 

catching shot. the car wheel, bike wheel, shadow play, and even the man walking behind in the white suite. how intriguing! most of all... what do her shoes look like?!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:54 PM) : 

gorgeous ! like an editorial shot..


Blogger Serg Riva said ... (5:01 PM) : 

Posture is the difference between a ship set sail and a dry-docked dingy. Here Stefano Tonchi proves he's seaworthy.


Blogger Keesean said ... (5:11 PM) : 

yes the clothes are fabulous. they're always fabulous. but the aesthetic and artistic quality of this picture is incredible


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

all elements go to the right side. the inclinance of Stefano, the woman, the smoke of the cigaret, the man beside the smoke, the look of the man beside Stefano..

What a beautiful ´´quadro´´


Blogger Miss at la Playa said ... (5:44 PM) : 

I have been reading this blog for years and this is my favourite photo ever. Congrats.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:44 PM) : 

Please excuse me for my ignorance, but does every single person dress like this in Milan? I have always been under the impression that, for every immaculately attired individual, there are 9 who are just the dressed like the average folk (not sloppily, but certainly not this well-groomed). Well, in North America, that ratio would be 1: 100...

The reason I ask is because, apart from the main subject, you have three other equally well-dressed individuals seemingly scurrying about in their day-to-day business. The lady in particular is extremely striking and beautiful.

Anyway, the picture is beautifully composed and I would love to go to Milan one day...


Blogger Elin said ... (5:52 PM) : 

this picture is amazing!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:55 PM) : 

Aaahhh I wish I was smoking a cigarette in Europe right now. Standing outside during intermission in 4 inch painful heels. Cursing the long line in the bathroom.
Love NYC & Paris


Anonymous Esther said ... (6:04 PM) : 

beautiful shot


Blogger hassan1 said ... (6:10 PM) : 

Very American,Raplh Lauren style.


Blogger Pose said ... (6:10 PM) : 

One of the best shots you've ever taken. This is why your're the photographer and I'm not.


Blogger andi + neve said ... (6:18 PM) : 

we're saddened that this ISN'T a fashion shoot. To know that this moment existed in time, and we werent involved in it, is heart breaking to say the least


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



Blogger 1234 said ... (7:28 PM) : 

what a beautifully captured photo! great shot, sart.


Blogger Laura said ... (7:38 PM) : 



Blogger Hande said ... (8:01 PM) : 

There is something in this captured moment that reminds me of Robert Doisneau. Just beautiful, its inspiring...


Anonymous Katherine said ... (8:06 PM) : 

Simply wonderful.


Blogger Ron said ... (8:09 PM) : 

Una bella photo! Mi piace Milano.


Blogger Alex V said ... (8:53 PM) : 

one of my favorites to date...


Blogger mic-mic said ... (9:05 PM) : 

Was this choreographed, or was it a beautiful, art-filled moment that you were clever enough to capture? You make me want to leave my desk job and get out there with my camera, Mr. Sartorialist.


Anonymous chaos said ... (9:15 PM) : 

Dashing. No really, Dashing!


Blogger xnoelle25 said ... (9:28 PM) : 

you really are an amazing artist. this capture is simply breathtaking.

and i'm absolutely in love with the woman's lbd.


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

I've been following this blog for some time, and I've never been tempted to comment on any image before, even though I've really loved many of them, but I just have to say, "Wow..."


Blogger shopaholic said ... (9:46 PM) : 

ive got to go to italy soon!


Anonymous toulouse said ... (9:48 PM) : 

amazing! so much movement and atmosphere, and yet the eye is still drawn to the man in the center. Stunning photo.


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

I started using this blog while studying my secondary area of graduate study, costume design; but I have found at least as many, maybe more, images that become inspiration for my real job, which is lighting design! You take beautiful pictures, sir!


Anonymous thrilled by the thought said ... (10:49 PM) : 

Love the picture and love the suit. I want my husband to have one!


Blogger Adiel said ... (11:50 PM) : 

I'm loving the spontaneity of this shot! Fantastic photography!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:50 PM) : 

The gorgeous "mystery blonde" is Saks Fifth Avenue's Kate Lassar, she's Michael Macko's protogee.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:04 AM) : 

my first comment here!
this photo is just stunning..
the dramatic smoke.. beautifully-tailored suit.. and mr. tonchi-bond..

i also like the silhouette of the guy's suit on the right.


Blogger Concordia Personal Shopper said ... (12:08 AM) : 

O M G!!! Is he real???
He's so handsome! I´m wordless...


Blogger the storyteller said ... (1:25 AM) : 

WOW! what a great shot! the depth of field adds a whole new dimension to what is already a very vintage-y setting =)


Blogger The Voracious Vegan said ... (1:31 AM) : 

This picture is too amazing. Really puts you right there in the moment. I feel as if I'm making eye contact with that handsome man while passing through a cloud of cigarette smoke. Love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:37 AM) : 

This is almost like a vogue shoot.
WOW! great picture!!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:41 AM) : 

this is so cheesy, but I love this photo so much that it could make me cry.


OpenID steelcloset said ... (2:02 AM) : 

Oowee, it's like a scene from the movie with the guy moving in slow motion. And what's he holding in his hand. There's so much mystery involved. I wish there was a closeup for details.


Blogger Michon said ... (2:34 AM) : 

truly a perfect moment captured


Blogger Chez said ... (2:56 AM) : 

God this shot is amazing!


Blogger Diana said ... (3:03 AM) : 

I´ve just checked a couple of your older photos of Mr Tonchi.
Till now, he has been a very stylish male for me.
On this photo, he became a MAN.
Great shot! Congratulation!


Anonymous beauty people said ... (3:40 AM) : 

fantastic photo! That man..... That woman..... It's brilliant!
The man, the woman and the smoke. Simply brilliant


Anonymous Teresa said ... (3:46 AM) : 

I love the dress the girl is wearing. What a great pic! :)


Blogger TIM KNOWLES said ... (3:50 AM) : 

That's such a great shot - makes me feel excited just looking at it. It reminds me of a Joel Sternfeld:


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:56 AM) : 

Bimba y Lola headband, en España.


Blogger baballa said ... (3:59 AM) : 



Blogger Fashion Tidbits said ... (4:10 AM) : 

what a fabulous picture!


Blogger Honeybee said ... (4:36 AM) : 

How do you do it?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:45 AM) : 

absolutely beautiful sart


Blogger filoderba said ... (6:00 AM) : 

a fellini moment. beautiful.


Blogger Esti said ... (6:51 AM) : 

That is "The" moment...what a great shot!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:37 AM) : 

fantastic shot, sart!!
awesome how many fantastic details are caught in this shot and compose a perfect whole. the (seemingly) old car in the background, the italian café-bits on the side, the gorgeous woman and the man she seems to be following, the cigarette just being flicked and the smoke just being exhaled.. i'm seriously jealous of that pic.


Blogger Moi said ... (9:03 AM) : 

Kick ass shot!


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

sooooo stylish!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:13 AM) : 



Blogger Iheartfashion said ... (9:34 AM) : 

Stefano looks impeccable as always! The shot does look like a still from a movie, great capture.


Blogger White Russian said ... (11:54 AM) : 

This is incredible.


Blogger simplyolive said ... (11:58 AM) : 

amazing shot!

(are you sure this wasn't staged??)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:23 PM) : 

I love the blonde woman, I think she makes this photo so much more Bond -- she is sexy and chic, he is cool and composed. I believe her hat is some sort of head band, with a bow? And the sweetheart neckline is classic bombshell. There's an old movie quality to her.


Anonymous cordelia said ... (3:06 PM) : 

This is good indeed. This is good photographer's luck!


Blogger Stephanie H. said ... (4:19 PM) : 

That is a stunning photo. I want to be there. I love photos that capture a moment in time like this. You are very talented.


Anonymous Romi said ... (4:54 PM) : 

Great picture!! Love everything about it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:49 PM) : 

Sart, this is really wonderful.


Anonymous Paul said ... (7:50 PM) : 

Whaow! Fantastic shot. This sort of shot can't be planned. Nice work capturing the moment! There is so much to like here.


Blogger john said ... (8:46 PM) : 

I want that look!
SImple straightforward elegance in a modern suit. Why is this so hard to find outside of Manhattan and Milan?


Blogger Cristina said ... (8:58 PM) : 

thanks Sart


Anonymous Kat said ... (10:55 PM) : 

Amazing shot Sart, it really shows your photographers intuition. Thanks for explaining it wasn't setup.
He is perfection, I wouldn't change a thing, as is she.


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



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:44 PM) : 

I agree with anonymous - skinny is the best accessory. It is striking to see so many people in the photos with a healthy, lean figure. In the States, that seems to be the exception, not the rule! That has totally flip-flopped over the past 30 years.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:29 AM) : 


This is, without any doubts, your best shot (so far)!

Well done,


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:55 AM) : 

perfect shot, wow!!!



Anonymous nathalie said ... (10:16 AM) : 

oh my, it looks like catch in a movie-take!


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

please post some pictures of that blonde!


Blogger Alicia said ... (3:14 PM) : 

Amazing! The chaos happening all around is completely oblivious to him. With a smile! Love it...


Blogger Lisa said ... (5:05 PM) : 

I think I am in love..stunning man.
Great shot


Blogger {this is glamorous} said ... (6:01 PM) : 

It's perfect.


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

Everything is beautiful!


Blogger Adam said ... (9:45 PM) : 

suit for him is spot on, conservative, clean, crisp. I would mix it up a little bit, open collar, ascot with an Etro pocket square or a maybe psycho bunny tie with bright colored socks, I am very much a Derrick Miller and Barker Black fan. Giving the classic suit a twist and making it colorful by ways of accessories would be my ideal suit any day.


Anonymous FJR said ... (10:50 PM) : 

I love this shot. Scott's Sartorialist street style + Bresson's Decisive Moment = pure fashion bliss.


OpenID dmfashion said ... (12:08 AM) : 

this woman is gorgeous!


Blogger PhilM said ... (12:20 AM) : 

nice suit! love the shoulders, especially. love the narrow lapels. by the way, Scott, i've noticed that wide lapels on men's jackets seem to catch your eye--why is that? ok, back to this guy's suit: no comment on the tie, shirt or pocket square--they're all fine; yes, the pants are too long--don't care for that crumpled up look at the bottom--works with jeans, not really with suit pants. cigarette smoke gives the shot a "realistic" effect, but also adds an element of mystery. and wow, that woman crossing in front has a great outfit on. love that hat!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:44 AM) : 

What a shot, Sart.

I love that sweet look on Stefano's face as he sees you.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:29 AM) : 

How great the world would look if this was a snapshot of reality!


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (8:43 AM) : 

Sara 5:29

this is a snapshot of reality - you just have to open your eyes to see it when it is happening.


Anonymous Nina said ... (9:34 AM) : 

Hi! Absolutely love your pics! Is it possible to buy them? Many would make splendid art to hang on the wall!


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

Nice shot


Blogger melenie said ... (1:02 AM) : 

Again, another Bresson "decisive moment" it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:59 AM) : 

The suit is so well fitted, and he looks so dapper and it's just such a perfect shot... but I can't take my eyes off of the woman in the beautiful, amazingly fitted black dress, and her fantastic hat.


Blogger Olimpia Liberti said ... (11:25 AM) : 

I love those moments. And you captured well!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:38 PM) : 

Chapeau!!Sart. what an eye and finger reaction! you've held time down at the precise instant. Tku.


Anonymous Chocopunk said ... (4:53 AM) : 

Very nice shot !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:35 AM) : 

Great Shot! It looks staged.


Blogger Jessica said ... (5:00 PM) : 

my favorite of your shots. it's so milan....


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

A Masterpiece!


Blogger gabriel said ... (5:13 AM) : 

This is an unbelievably beautiful photograph. An instant classic in every way. It's nearly unthinkable that anyone could possibly take this picture candid on the street in Milan, and yet it is so.

There are six subjects in all in the composition. My favorite subtlety in that regard is the man shadowing the protagonist, carrying a small notepad, whose blue shirt provides counterpoint behind Mr. Tonchi's left arm. It gives him depth and, in a way, importance, as if that shadow-man is his valet, or perhaps a rival secret agent.

The form is incredibly constructed, from the linear chair legs, blue tie, and shirt collars to the curving bicycle tire, vintage car wheel and female form hugged in the black dress. Then the chromatic composition, playing with blues, blacks, beige, and burgundy.

For me, this photograph embodies the highest ideals of art: intuition, emotion, and technique. It's pieces like this that remind me why I love to be alive.

So, thank you so much for sharing it. You've changed my life in a meaningful way.


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (5:41 AM) : 

i love it that you put the focus on the man.

nice timing.


Blogger Jackie said ... (1:29 AM) : 

This shot is amazing.


Blogger Ikasu said ... (2:17 AM) : 

Amazing! Looks like it was set-up for a fashion shoot.


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

love it. this is just a fantastic moment to snap!


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

damm he looks sharp


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:04 PM) : 

look occasionally at your blog just for amazing photo content. first time to comment. this photo had me come back to it four or five times. stunning. thank you.


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

submit this photograph somewhere. one of a kind without a doubt.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:49 AM) : 

this photo is amazing. it blows me away.


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

I'm so happy I discovered your blog! This amazing shot, entitled Mr. Tonchi, is just an incredible photograph! Much like you, Scott, I LOVE the kind of imagery you capture, especially since I believe wonderful fashion is should never be overlooked photographically! Continued best wishes!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:58 AM) : 

just 1 word; AMAZING!!!


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