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Saturday, March 06, 2010

Starring in the Movie of His Life, Milano

I love how Milanese gentlemen move like they are the star of their own film.

Such swagger. Such intrigue.

This isn't about fashion or even style but about creating an impact on the viewer.

A visual seduction.

Comments on "Starring in the Movie of His Life, Milano"


Anonymous T H E F A T T A C K said ... (3:53 AM) : 

LOL I love the title of the post.




Blogger prettyvenditti said ... (4:03 AM) : 

great style and what a coolness!


Blogger Caddy said ... (4:03 AM) : 

This gentleman looks like he walked straight out from a film like Casblanca or something. :)


Blogger San said ... (4:05 AM) : 

Wow. You are like a Gentleman in an old movie. Fantastic shot.


Anonymous Jo Yana Blog said ... (4:06 AM) : 



Blogger Agni said ... (4:15 AM) : 

the style is in their blood..
the seduction too .. :)


Blogger anon said ... (4:17 AM) : 

Unposed, shot inotion, at waist level, in perfect focus, at a decisive moment. A brilliant photograph!


Blogger Lorena said ... (4:25 AM) : 

You are so right, they definitely do seem to be the star of their own films. If only more people had the confidence and attitude to pull that off! I certainly wish that I could.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:50 AM) : 

your totally right! I personally know 2 milanese (age 35, 62) who fit propperly in your discription.I think it also has to do with the tremendous high self-esteem that they carry through their lifes: on one hand their italian, on the other their milanese. Even in a bad hairy day they look fabolous! bastards!

Congrats. for your work.
vi (portugal)


Blogger Vinda Sonata said ... (4:52 AM) : 

sweet photography! great as always, Scott. outstanding style and elegance!!

fashion atelier.


Blogger Sunshinemom said ... (5:03 AM) : 

I know what you mean! The look does make you feel he is a star:)


Blogger Celeste said ... (5:27 AM) : 



Anonymous Torinostyle said ... (5:31 AM) : 

I love the style of this gentleman, so glam!


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

hi, I'm a swedish girl who love your blog, and it consistently inspire me to pick up my camera and capture that special moment. But I wonder one thing, how much do you photoshop your pictures before you put them on your blog?


Blogger Snackapeek. said ... (5:58 AM) : 

Amazing! The chic, the style, the vibe. He sure got me


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:09 AM) : 

I love the title of this photo and its write-up!


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

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Anonymous C. said ... (6:26 AM) : 

Amazing photo .


Anonymous Julia said ... (6:49 AM) : 

I really like that shot. It is so intense! His expression, the style and the shadows combined make the picture quite memorable.


Blogger Sniurk said ... (6:51 AM) : 

tres belle photographie !


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



Blogger Cristi Silva said ... (7:11 AM) : 

I love this photo!


Blogger Monkini said ... (7:16 AM) : 

Dress for comfort, to tell a story, to present your best side, to have fun or to be fun...
Too many people dess only for comfort (tracksuit in the school run?) which to me is passing up on a interesting component of everyday life.
Its like eating only to feel full when food can be nourishment, health, beauty, flavor, enjoyment, company, culture...


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (7:21 AM) : 

Really like the use of antiqued black and white here.


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:34 AM) : 

Great shot. Milan is all about style! It just does not have to be the it-style: rather your own style. Fashion is temporary, style is eternal, as they always say.


Blogger SrtaHope said ... (7:45 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:50 AM) : 

Another incredible photo....
It is always so refreshing to see men and women who enjoy dressing to please themselves and not anyone in particular....

One gets tired of seeing a "sea of jeans" everyday on everyone.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:57 AM) : 

I love the way you reduce entire cities to one line cliches and sterotypes.


Blogger Nadir H. said ... (7:57 AM) : 

sometimes swagger looks pathetic on some men,
this one for instance,looks like he's trying too hard, and that is ,of course, my modest opinion.


Blogger l´habitué said ... (8:04 AM) : 

He really looks like a movie star. He reminds me of Guido from the Nine movie.


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


I love to live in this city.


Blogger Dusk said ... (8:15 AM) : 

"This isn't about fashion or even style but about creating an impact on the viewer."

Wow. Thank you. That right there sums up my aesthetic purpose.
...and yes, that is exactly what this gentleman is doing. Making an impact. So are you.

Your last few shots have a different essence.


Anonymous Americamary said ... (8:22 AM) : 

Perfect shot. Nice color shade, not deep black, just perfect. Seduction it is...


Blogger Wellies and Vogue said ... (8:27 AM) : 

it does look like you've caught him in the middle of his secret mission..


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

Love, love, love your description..."Milanese gentlemen move like they are the star of their own film." Your comments are almost as good as your photographs and that's a SERIOUS compliment! Keep it all coming!


Blogger Pret a Porter P said ... (8:42 AM) : 

"All the world is a stage..."

Very elegant, and like you said such intrigue.


Anonymous tootiki said ... (8:46 AM) : 

i love how you photograph ordinary (and not-so-ordinary) people like if they were the stars (of their own film).

not only this getleman - all of the photos at this website


Anonymous tootiki said ... (8:46 AM) : 

i love how you photograph ordinary (and not-so-ordinary) people like if they were the stars (of their own film).

not only this getleman - all of the photos at this website


Blogger Beauty Is Diverse said ... (8:47 AM) : 

Very stylish.


Blogger Theresa Cheek said ... (8:53 AM) : 

Such a great observation! We should all take top billing as we move through our own movie!


Blogger Elizabeth said ... (8:55 AM) : 

beautiful picture. i completely see what you mean. what a gentleman!


Blogger Precilla said ... (9:19 AM) : 

This is definitely visual seduction!
He's body language says he know what he wants and how to get it. But not in a sleazy way.


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

Fantastic shot, as if the man is stealthily making his way to deliver the Maltese Falcon. This photo is about mood and attitude as much as the clothing.


Blogger Roxy Te said ... (9:26 AM) : 

Glamorous, dashing, iconic. Can I achieve that everyday? I imagine he has his own swanky soundtrack too.


Anonymous Isaiah said ... (1:07 PM) : 

This is an incredible shot. Can't wait to get over to Europe & Asia to begin studying fashion.


Blogger Mxolisi Ngonelo said ... (1:09 PM) : 

I just Love how perfect and neat the belted part of his coat is. Just meticulous.


Anonymous Robin said ... (1:20 PM) : 

So DeNero! Such swagger.
Puts me in mind of a Scorcese film too.
I love that softness of all the fabrics shines through in using a black and white shot.
Really really nice. Thank you.
Love from VT


Blogger Erin said ... (1:28 PM) : 

So true they are just one gigantic statement...

Love love love,




Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:31 PM) : 

I think the photo is superb... the man in this photo is superb really. But also your comment has opened up my imagination... all of a sudden 'uomo alla milanese' seems like an actual possibility :)


Blogger Jocy said ... (1:46 PM) : 

Each time I look at this picture, I appreciate it a little more, like another layer of the effect sinks it. One of my faves so far.


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

beautiful attire, engaging manner...what's with the drawstring bag?


Anonymous lela said ... (2:21 PM) : 

yes thank you, i really appreciate this. it is about taking the time to appreciate your surroundings, and what you see. this picture is beautiful.


Blogger Marta Di Marco said ... (2:24 PM) : 

So fashinating and stilish man! Great picture!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:50 PM) : 

Now THAT is style. It's not just the clothing -- it's you. Sure, you might have nice clothing but it's how you wear it. How you carry yourself. This man knows. This man is impressive. Why can't all North American men be like this?


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

Looks like Gregory Peck. I can almost hear his baritone voice cooing an Italian sweet nothing.


Anonymous Sweetwine and Snowflakes said ... (3:32 PM) : 

A gorgeous shot! You captured all of the right emotions that evoke that sense of style and movie star essence! Fantastic!


Blogger Eve said ... (3:34 PM) : 

He looks like Telly Savalis. Waiting for him to say, "Who loves ya, Baby?" Great shot you took. He's just ooooozing with style.


Blogger Donnie Gayfield said ... (3:55 PM) : 



Blogger Unknown said ... (4:56 PM) : 

the only way to live...
thanks for this.


Blogger Nadine2point0 said ... (5:48 PM) : 

This guy is soooo cool. I love the B&W which adds to the complete incognito feel.
Thanks for giving me a new goal for my adventure in upgrading. Tomorrow I will "move like I am starring in my own film".


Blogger Beth Lee said ... (6:22 PM) : 

Elegant pic!!!!!
Love it!


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

What a badass.


Blogger Diorio Fotografia said ... (7:19 PM) : 

ah those italians. love the chocolate bw tone.


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:52 PM) : 

What a photo! I want to frame it and just spend days staring at it. It's mesmerizing..


Anonymous L'bambolina said ... (9:44 PM) : 

Love the lighting, movement, and interaction in this photo! What a whimsical reality...beautiful!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:55 PM) : 

gorgeous black and white.


Blogger Arlenesfelt said ... (10:51 PM) : 

A truly beautiful photograph.


Blogger beth.waiting said ... (11:31 PM) : 

woooo~ love it! so classic and cool.


Blogger Cacho said ... (12:53 AM) : 

i love dropping by your site for some visual fashion candy though my interest really is in food and travel. then again, people interest me just as much. one thing that seem to be a recurring theme here is layering. unfortunately, in an asiatic tropical country layering would be disastrous. the heat is just crazy :)


Blogger Mademoiselle C. said ... (4:44 AM) : 

That's so true!


Anonymous margaret said ... (10:33 AM) : 

That photograph ~ the entirety of the composition ~ is the true "visual seduction." Maybe this blog is leading you toward cinematography, Scott.


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

I love this picture!!!!!



Anonymous CROATOR.NET said ... (12:01 PM) : 

Beautiful photo!


Anonymous An said ... (12:50 PM) : 

Scrolling down... I love it. The sepia tone, the ubiquitous side glance. But then you hit the bottom half of the picture and... he's carrying what looks like a drawstring backpack.
Magical photo, but how much better would this be with a leather satchel or briefcase!


Anonymous Style Makes Sense said ... (1:16 PM) : 

I love it. I love seeing men who know how to dress.


Anonymous Kannan said ... (1:16 PM) : 

Old is Gold.... Very nice


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:49 PM) : 

fashion by 39 steps.. but it is the man in the background and his reflection in the mirror the hail mary


Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said ... (1:57 PM) : 

I'm so glad I live in Italy. Bella foto.


Blogger D e g a i n e said ... (2:17 PM) : 

Gorgeous picture. Loving all the details!



Blogger Matthew Spade said ... (2:38 PM) : 

that actually looks like a 40s movie still


Anonymous nn said ... (4:07 PM) : 

Those loafers make me doubt this man, he might some kind of a fake.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:43 PM) : 

Beautiful photo, Scott!



Blogger Danielle Merket said ... (4:49 PM) : 

Love the lighting on his jacket


Blogger Fernanda Braune said ... (5:33 PM) : 

totally agree! It doesn't matter the age, they are always seductive.


Anonymous princess glee said ... (5:41 PM) : 

Oops I meant Robert Mitchum, not Gregory Peck. Sorry.


Anonymous gaby said ... (5:50 PM) : 

Photography and the style that is captured is amazing here!


Blogger Haley said ... (7:35 PM) : 

So unbelievably film noir-esque. The light across his coat is looks almost diffused...through some sort of white sheet or something!



Blogger Dwyer said ... (8:14 PM) : 

life is all about the seduction


Anonymous Sophie said ... (9:43 PM) : 

Oh my goodness you are so talented! This photograph is beautiful, as is your subject. He does look like he is involved in some intrigue!


Blogger Holly said ... (12:19 AM) : 

Cool! I want my dad to look like this! LOL!


Blogger Lady San Pedro said ... (12:45 AM) : 

Beautiful man, beautiful outfit, captured in a great photograph and caption!!!



Anonymous Bruid in Stijl said ... (5:07 PM) : 

Fantastic photo. He looks like he's walked out of an old maffia movie. The only thing that's missing is the thompson machine gun, haha.


Blogger Ozwald Boateng said ... (4:40 AM) : 

A truly beautiful shot. You've captured this man's essence.


Blogger BLAIRE said ... (11:38 AM) : 

i would be so thrilled to have taken this photograph. one of my favorites.


Blogger Jay Rockmore said ... (12:03 PM) : 

Could this "personal movie star effect" have something to do with the fact that this shot is in black and white, the subject's clothes harkening back towards a romanticized imagining of a cosmopolitan 40s or 50s?


Blogger Jay Rockmore said ... (12:03 PM) : 

Could this "personal movie star effect" have something to do with the fact that this shot is in black and white, the subject's clothes harkening back towards a romanticized imagining of a cosmopolitan 40s or 50s?


Blogger Devi said ... (12:53 PM) : 

I also love the write-up and title of this one. He looks like he is from a 1950s film. So classy.


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

Chose a Film Score for this photo...check it


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