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Monday, August 02, 2010

On the Road....Route 45, Woodward, Pennsylvania

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Blogger tiffany. said ... (3:58 PM) : 

OMGoodness!!! i LOVE them! the end.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:59 PM) : 

classy (sincerely)


Blogger Belle de Couture said ... (3:59 PM) : 

OMG they are too cute...I can't stand it!!



Blogger Dark Blue Jeans said ... (4:02 PM) : 

WOW beautiful pictures. You r so cosmopolitan. You're all over the world.


Blogger Jessica Szeto said ... (4:02 PM) : 

lovely and just...adorable :)


Blogger CV Denise le Clercq said ... (4:03 PM) : 

Very very very cute! Great photos!


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

they are cute! But you are probably the first to have Mennonite on a style blog or in a stly section of anything.. they must be Mennonite though, not Amish as they let you take their picture and as they have print on their clothes...


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

I commented earlier about the girl who appears to be the eldest daughter. In light of these pictures of the younger children, the first photograph you offered really stands out as a great portrait. The other pictures are charming; the children are beautiful and without affect. This new batch give a slice of life, but the first photo is a novel.


Blogger amber lynn said ... (4:07 PM) : 

these photos are gorgeous. so sweet and simple. i often wish my life looked this way.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:09 PM) : 

Too cute!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:10 PM) : 

Beauty in Simplicity


Anonymous Kar said ... (4:13 PM) : 

Mom's cap says Mennonite to me. Married Amish women tend to wear less revealing caps and their hair is tightly drawn down.

Both Amish and Mennonite wear sneakers. It's kind of funny at first seeing 'em in black reeboks at first but hey, why not if it's good for their feet?

I'm going to say not Hutterite given Mom's hair isn't the rolled style. Then again, PA's full of smaller Anabaptist sects.


Blogger Marie said ... (4:14 PM) : 

Really beautiful pictures! They are so simple, yet unique, I love it.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (4:16 PM) : 

What a beautiful family!


Blogger bruns said ... (4:21 PM) : 

it makes me happy that people knew these folks were mennonites. LOVE these photos!


Blogger Lauren said ... (4:23 PM) : 

These photos are a breath of fresh air, and only further attest to your ability to present subjects in their most flattering and honest light. Beautiful. So. Beautiful.

Hand made:


Anonymous Red Red Rose said ... (4:23 PM) : 

So cute!


Blogger fasoolka said ... (4:25 PM) : 

Dress on last photo is beautiful. Great pictures!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:27 PM) : 

I'm not one to usually go crazy over kids, but these children are adorable. Utterly beautiful. Each one is cute enough to be in some ad or movie, but it's so great that they're cute, regular people :-).


Blogger Ashes said ... (4:31 PM) : 

Lovely images, that little girls rose print dress is so cute.


Blogger Jennie Nguyen said ... (4:37 PM) : 

so damn cute!



Anonymous Brittany said ... (4:38 PM) : 

What little sweethearts!


Blogger Kathleen said ... (4:40 PM) : 

OMG, what do I say? Beautiful photographs, all. The light was beautiful this morning and makes the most incredible backdrop to these delightful pictures of Americana. Oh how sweet, I have tears in my eyes. The small child in the red wagon with the blueberries in the background is gorgeous. All the children and their loving thoughtful mother are lovely, but all the blues with the contrast of the red wagon in the background in this one particular shot could very well be my favorite.


Blogger periwinkle said ... (4:42 PM) : 

simple and natural and beautiful


Blogger Miss DeltaG said ... (4:44 PM) : 

adorable!so stylish!



Blogger Rebecca said ... (4:45 PM) : 

So, so cute! I love their hair


Blogger Jessica Faith said ... (4:55 PM) : 

sweet sweet girl...


Blogger Monika said ... (4:57 PM) : 

very nice:)


Blogger Malena said ... (4:57 PM) : 

Scott, we want to know the story!!!


Blogger Jocelyn said ... (4:59 PM) : 

There is so much beauty in simplicity.


Anonymous JJ Scholl said ... (5:01 PM) : 

what wholesome innocence


Blogger ROXY MARJ said ... (5:02 PM) : 

LOVE! So real and refreshing!!! And those girl's darling braids! Love LOVE LOVE! Please do more photos like this! :)


Anonymous Heather said ... (5:07 PM) : 

They all look gorgeous. Can you not imagine that first pic, minus the underdress and with some fierce stilettos, on a 20-something? Beautiful pattern.


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:08 PM) : 

We could wish that all of the children in America looked this good, sweet, and decent. Excellent photos.


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:10 PM) : 

Amazing...As a Brit this for me is the perfect insight into the vast and extraordinary place that America! Again...Amazing!


Blogger anthony said ... (5:16 PM) : 

Why do some children always have a sad, faraway look in their eyes? The pictures are beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:18 PM) : 

This certainly answers a slew of questions from the previous post and adds to the excitment of these photos. thank you, Scott for sharing this beautiful and highly unknown area of America. Beautiful!!


Blogger 82Brute said ... (5:19 PM) : 

A few things. I see it isn't just you, Scott, who garners derision from the fair maiden in your first picture. She's really giving her caregiver a bit of the old stink eye in your second photo, which I find really funny and revealing. Second thing, for those of you who find yourselves with a sudden hankering for calico, I've found a Mennonite dress web site, so go nuts with it.


Blogger Notes From ABroad said ... (5:24 PM) : 



Anonymous Min said ... (5:35 PM) : 

The prints are so Liberty's, or Laura Ashley. Lovely!


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

Priceless! And the little boy in the Red Wagon...!


Blogger Caroline, No. said ... (5:38 PM) : 



Blogger Christina said ... (5:40 PM) : 

Such lovely images of the children.


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

These photos seem to be "frozen in time"...

That is why I love vintage items, architectural landmarks, etc....The attention to detail, standards of excellence and one-of-a-kind.
These children are so well styled and look so wholesome and so happy...


Blogger agnes szucs said ... (5:43 PM) : 

i feel to be transported back in time... and i love it!


Anonymous jimjims said ... (5:46 PM) : 

the simple life!

would love to squeeze those cheeks!


Blogger nemee said ... (5:49 PM) : 

These are incredible. The photographs are just so different than what people are used to seeing. Amazing.


Anonymous prosto tak said ... (6:04 PM) : 

such a cool perspective and concept for these photos. and, needless to say, the kids are adorable.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:10 PM) : 

These images remind me of my early childhood spent on a Hare Krishna commune in central Pennsylvania. I love they're on a blog with style photos of how I currently aspire to dress. Thanks for the flashback. :)


Blogger Amber said ... (6:11 PM) : 

I absolutely l.o.v.e these. You've inspired me.


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:12 PM) : 

Cute kids !
-diary of a belgian stylist-


Blogger edge and grace said ... (6:13 PM) : 

Beautiful shots!! A totally different but serene style here. Thanks for posting.



Blogger Pooch Purple Reign said ... (6:45 PM) : 

awesome !!!


Anonymous norma said ... (6:45 PM) : 

Thanks for publishing the rest of the family pics. Puts the first one in a context. They really are lovely.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:50 PM) : 

beautiful shots but obnoxiously romanticized in the context of this blog.


Blogger Stephanie said ... (7:31 PM) : 

ditto Anon who said the first photo is a novel. With this series of photos I'm a sartorialist fan for life. I found them so interesting I forgot about the fashion angle --til I saw the girl with the long dark braids with the teal smock apron over the yellow dress...the colors...the print...i love


Blogger Ashley said ... (7:37 PM) : 

How adorable!!!
Beautiful photos, as usual.


Blogger Pera Chapita said ... (7:44 PM) : 

i ♥ them


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

These pictures are incredible. I only wish I could take portraits with this skill, and that people like this existed where I live.

other thoughts: As I was looking at the photos I glanced at the American Apparel "Lace" ad which was flashing obnoxiously; and the contrast prompted complete disgust. No, I don't think we need to dress like Mennonites. But what if we used a little more class when dressing? what if we thought not only of fashion when dressing , but also of maintaining some shadow of the innocence portrayed here?


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

I'm surprised they let you take a picture of them- but judging by the hair clip and the sneakers- they are a bit more progressive than your average Amish family, unless they are Mennonites. Regardless, they are a beautiful family and I am glad they allowed you to share their beauty with us.


Anonymous AnonymousJK said ... (8:20 PM) : 

I knew it, the Amish have amazing style too! Look for this on a runway near you!


Blogger Francesca Robertson said ... (8:35 PM) : 

these pictures are out of this world

F <-- Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!


Blogger Kimberley said ... (8:46 PM) : 

These are such beautiful, heartwarming photos. The little boy reminds me a bit of my son - so sweet.


Blogger Louis Duke Photography said ... (8:57 PM) : 

I am so happy you are doing this. City street photography and style is great, don't get me wrong, I just think their is a serious disconnect these days with some of the more exuberant styles of the city and the more traditional style of more rural areas. Maybe it is just me, living in the way deep south, in a very conservative area, but I definitely know the area these photos come from.


Anonymous Dana said ... (8:57 PM) : 

Beautiful, touching and gentle.


Blogger Ellen said ... (9:17 PM) : 

great photos from an art perspective, and great inspiration from a fashion one. personalities can be so different that it is hard to tell whether some of the people on this blog (especially kids) pulled the first things out of the closet or carefully mixed prints and textures...but either way you remind us that fashion comes in many forms. thanks!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:18 PM) : 

So cute. Wonderful world...


Blogger kara lynn said ... (9:18 PM) : 

wow. so priceless


Blogger Jane See said ... (9:25 PM) : 

There's beauty in simplicity. :)


Blogger Rebekah Daphne said ... (9:29 PM) : 

Definitely not Amish. I live in Lancaster County and, believe me, their clothes are a LOT flashier than those of an Amish family!


Blogger Evie said ... (9:29 PM) : 

yes! pennsylvania! woot woot!

seriously, though, these photographs are beautiful and excellently portray beauty in simplicity. i only wish i could dress like this with so much elegance.


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:32 PM) : 

I love these! Especially the little girl at the top - love her shy/mischievous expression!!


Blogger Victoria and Danni said ... (9:39 PM) : 

So inspirational. These girls are the faces of pure, innocent, raw beauty. You rock.



Anonymous Tiffany said ... (9:41 PM) : 

Now this is a true gem! Are you sure you didn't plant them there?


Anonymous I.G. said ... (9:49 PM) : 

Hmm. The jumper dress of the first girl looks very nice. It's the only one I liked, to be honest. But the kids are cute and it's interesting to see the contrast between them and ... others who aren't from their area. I like how they're modest, we really need some of that today.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:57 PM) : 

Look at the amazing arms on that woman! Great to see such a strong woman and her beautiful children.


Blogger Rosy said ... (10:20 PM) : 

Beautiful!!! Thank you for taking their pictures...


Anonymous Hoosier in DC said ... (10:22 PM) : 

Scott, these pictures immediately reminded me of the countless school trips and afternoons at Connor Prairie. Makes me miss my hometown.


Blogger Jennifer Hoak said ... (10:27 PM) : 

Nice pics but a documentary photographer must know that his/ her doc photos always invite serious social commentary. Many of the Penn Amish are extremely impoverished and struggling right now and I really don't see them as "cute" but I find this display on your otherwise inspiring blog troubling. Maybe a new blog for this sort or angle of your work? Did you exchange money with them for these photos? My experience as a documentary photographer asks that I respect the subject. Do you think you've done this? Did these children decide whether or not to go global on your blog? I am just disturbed by this in a variety of ways. Always enjoy your work but this is outside your realm of experience and begets little in the way of fashion information. Good compositions but sorry but these belong somewhere else.


Blogger François Baron said ... (10:30 PM) : 

so adorable!!! gorgeous! one doesn't need to be rich or to "in fashion" to be graceful...


Blogger Namfon said ... (10:30 PM) : 

wow it's like we're back in the old days again. Are people still wearing these kind of clothes? Anyway nice photos.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:30 PM) : 

the older girl with the braids is haunting... my favorite thing is her bare feet


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

such sweet pictures! absolutely beautiful photography


Blogger RouseCat said ... (11:13 PM) : 

So very sweet. The first little girl with the sneakers is simply adorable. I just want to squeeze her!

You are the best, Mr. Schuman


Blogger by Sutton said ... (11:24 PM) : 

these children are simply beautiful, and the sun kissed lighting makes reminds me how magical and happy simple living is. this is a reminder for all of us.

these images from Penn have been some of your most powerful.


Blogger indahariani said ... (11:51 PM) : 

......its awesome as usual... thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful pictures Mr. Schuman.....


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

These are all beautiful, but I really love that first little girl! She's just too cute!


Blogger Dana said ... (11:55 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:00 AM) : 

These photos are lovely and I'm so glad you finally made it out of the city and took some pictures of rural life. Hopefully you will also do this the next time you are abroad.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:01 AM) : 

what is the story behind this wonderful family?


Blogger Wendy Kloiber said ... (12:06 AM) : 

I am really appreciating your pictures of girls - Thea, and now this family.

I liked your hesitancy in asking Thea for her picture, and I like the hesitancy in the eldest daughter in the face of the camera. I'm grateful to you for taking the pictures, and to these girls, for sharing themselves as images of what girls can look like. Thank you also for the artistry of your eye, that conveys the intelligence of these subjects as an element of of their style.


Blogger Jonathon Pedrozo said ... (12:19 AM) : 

cant stop looking at them!


Blogger Miguel Ignacio said ... (12:25 AM) : 

Awesome job... that is way I LOVE photography, as simple as one shoot you can catch the innocence, beauty and simplicity of life.

Looking those photos is so easy to see how many people in this world live without any attachment, no superficiality, just being in family, staying together and growing so far away from big cities, noise, chaos, urban patterns and so on.


Blogger HushOrDie said ... (12:51 AM) : 

i love these!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:38 AM) : 

I grew up not a half an hour from this town and they are Amish. Amish from central PA are quite different than Lancaster or other states/areas. Many of them actually sell fabric in small shops. My mom was one of few non-Amish to frequent one.


Blogger BenchesnChandeliers said ... (2:36 AM) : 

sweet subjects & photos!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:41 AM) : 

If not Amish then what?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:42 AM) : 

I look at your blog everyday nearly w/out fail. THESE PICTURES ARE THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED YOU'VE DONE IN YOUR WITHIN YOUR OEUVRE. -seriously, I am a photographer,dealer&artworldly guy. I just know these things. Maybe shooting in the EU has give your mind's eye new goggles for the US. Now, please stay in NYC for awhile. I love seeing your people in places I know (esp. SoHo, my 'hood). Best, PvaC


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

They're very very cute!!!!!!!
and, rose print dress is beautiful~



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:51 AM) : 

You came to my home state! Welcome. I hope we treated you well. Thank you of capturing the Simple Life so well in these pictures.

Much love!
- Vanessa


Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (3:10 AM) : 

wonderful pics, woooooooow! Great job!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:12 AM) : 

They're all cute...


Blogger lizp said ... (3:14 AM) : 

The mothers' bare feet say a lot in juxtaposition to the 'strict' religion, and I love the way she is hiking up her apron. I know most people are focusing on the children but I can't take my eyes off of the woman!


Blogger J.Ro said ... (3:22 AM) : 

I need to add WITNESS to my DVD queue.


Anonymous tannhauser said ... (3:25 AM) : 

where i live in austria little girls still tend to dress and style their hair in similar way. but then the amish and hutterers are of germanic origin...
shame about the social context, though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:55 AM) : 

What is with the odd obsession over girls' modesty in comments recently, in so many posts?
Truly disturbing, when acknowledging that society-imposed standards of 'modesty' have been used to shame and control women's behavior for centuries.

To the extent that these standards are religion-imposed (which they often are, no matter what religion one is talking about), girls of the age depicted here do not necessarily have any active choice in their display of modesty, nor in the fact that their value in society is determined by their 'modesty'.
I do not know what these girls in particular feel, of course, but the unreflected romanticizing here of something than can be very problematic is really disturbing.


Anonymous Purses Pastries Etc... said ... (4:06 AM) : 

A step back in time! Really sweet and pretty -- sincere smiles!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:21 AM) : 

I think the first picture, the girl with the dress and the sneakers is your best picture ever.


Blogger Lady M said ... (4:26 AM) : 

So cute! Especially I love 3rd photo:)


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:59 AM) : 

cute :)


Blogger Stylison said ... (5:41 AM) : 

the girl is so cute=)
I love her dress!



Blogger riviera t. (tania bucci) said ... (5:43 AM) : 

bellissime *


Anonymous EB Finds said ... (5:55 AM) : 

My neighbors are all Mennonite here in the Finger Lakes Region of NY. Their simple family centric lifestyle is wonderful to witness and their farm stands are AMAZING!


Blogger Miriam Mclean said ... (6:01 AM) : 

There is something so beautiful about seeing little girls wearing dresses. I'm going to dress my girls in pretty printed dresses. :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:15 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:58 AM) : 

Absolutely beautiful children.... I keep wondering where have all the purity disappeared from my teenaged children and also today's children?


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

Very cute and adorable. Great pics as ever!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:16 AM) : 

These are faces that I see on a regular basis, living in the heart of Amish/Mennonite country, here in Lancaster County. Welcome to the simple life!


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

So adorable!!! Jennifer H-chill, huh? Scott is a photographer, not a demon trying to exploit these people. Jeez.


Blogger artgal said ... (7:47 AM) : 

There ARE angels among us...just beautiful and thank you for posting these


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:51 AM) : 

if only kids could always look like this...


Anonymous greybreaks said ... (7:59 AM) : 

the last 2 shots are brilliant! nice to have a break from the beautiful people.


Anonymous IS THIS IT? models review said ... (8:01 AM) : 

OMG, little girls with hand in hand or hands behind back in a pic are more than a rarity nowadays! these are so adorable and genuine...


Blogger CLAUDIA C. said ... (8:05 AM) : 

I really love them !!!!!!


Anonymous Key said ... (8:16 AM) : 

Such a lovely series of photographs. Style is where - and how - you see it.


Blogger J. Ericson said ... (8:37 AM) : 



Blogger Jo said ... (8:48 AM) : 

I'd love to see a response to somdoodornb of the critical posts here.


Anonymous mag said ... (9:02 AM) : 

I am speechless... Great pictures. Open mind... I love it.


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

Thank you for stepping out of the City Life and showing us a more innocent, simple style and perspective of life. Just beautiful shots....thanks...L


Blogger Shukura Li said ... (9:24 AM) : 

the last pic is amazing

shes a great model too


Anonymous Moscot said ... (10:00 AM) : 

Nice pictures!


Anonymous Amy said ... (10:18 AM) : 



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

judging by the stains on the girl's dress in the top picture, i do believe they have just returned from a blueberry picking expedition!


Blogger ML said ... (10:39 AM) : 

I'm getting seriously tired of people romanticising so-called "modesty" and "restraint" in comments lately. It's just so... ignorant. Ignorant of centuries of religious, political and psychological oppression of women. I know people get uncomfortable around young people's and children's sexuality (the term is used broadly here), but just learn to deal with it healthily. A sixteen year old girl, whether you like it or not, is, biologically, a sexual being.

That being set aside, I appreciate your photographic work. Inspiration can come from the most unexpected of places, and you make the most amazing portraits.


Blogger joshylola said ... (10:40 AM) : 

Little pretty girls :D I love floral printed dresses


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:40 AM) : 

Gorgeous children. So nice to see kids dressed like children, not mini-adults.


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:51 AM) : 

Simply beautiful. Thank you for showing this special way of life.


Blogger lifeisagame said ... (11:27 AM) : 

ML, none of these children are sixteen. Living in a world where people think their view is the only view, only furthers YOUR ignorance. I don't in any way feel oppressed in the liberal city I'm from, and in fact even feel pressured to uncover because apparently thats what men expect young women to do. Frankly, I'm appalled you would even attempt to justify yourself by claiming a sixteen year old is a sexual being and should show herself as such. Your logic only further pigeon holes women into being the object of sexual desire when many women actually want more than that. This family wants to build a home, and I would venture to say many modern women reading this blog want to build a career. Both can be done without sexuality.

These photos aren't meant to demean the children for the life they have, but credit them for having poise, life, and vibrancy in a culture we don't understand. I just adore the young boy who looks as though he just got caught nicking one of those blackberries in his wagon.


Blogger HRH Princess Buttercup said ... (11:35 AM) : 

I love this soooo much! I love seeing children that look like children and not(fill in the blank!)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:56 AM) : 

ML-you are ignorant, as is your trying to bring sexuality into a conversation where it isn't really relevant. There IS an adult in these photos, one who is obviously supervising these children. Just try to enjoy the photos, nothing more, nothing less. Jeez again.


Blogger pinky said ... (12:00 PM) : 

such beauty in the real sense of the word.


Anonymous Voon said ... (12:03 PM) : 

The image of the young boy in overalls in the blueberry wagon is what summer outdoors for a kid should be all about! That and climbing trees of course.

Just absolutely love the hues here - the red wagon, the blues on the boy's hat and outfit and the greens of the grass and the berry containers.

And the last photo is like a gorgeous Ralph Lauren Kids ad. Seriously.

This series of photos are quiet, innocent and beautiful.


Anonymous Ashleigh said ... (12:29 PM) : 

It's amazing how only photographs can shape a person's perception of other people. From these photos we have commented how "sweet" "natural" "angels" "simple" etc. these people must be. I believe these people lead far from simple lives and everything is not all roses. It seems disrespectful to label them as so.

These are beautiful images and they do capture a beautiful moment.


Anonymous Kourtney said ... (12:45 PM) : 

The most beautiful children. This post was refreshing to see such beauty in simplicity, and their joy is so pure. I love this.


Blogger Susan said ... (1:25 PM) : 

Wow! Such beautiful kids! What a great find! These kids look so precious and sweet!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:38 PM) : 

These pictures made my day a little bit better. They are beautiful!


Blogger Ami said ... (2:07 PM) : 

Lovely! What I wanted to look like when I was a little girl reading Laura Ingalls Wilder - why did she get dresses every day, while I had to wear shorts and an awfully ugly middy blouse for my school uniform? These children are all so beautiful, such a study in contrasts, with the sneakers and calico, the rose print and the solid green field, their perfect faces and dirty feet and hands. I never would have thought to snap their picture for fashion inspiration, but I love it! It makes me want to take my shoes off and find a open field and just run, as if I was a (very) little girl again.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:13 PM) : 

There's more to this family than their clothes. It's the light in their eyes that's beautiful.


Anonymous Lori West said ... (3:25 PM) : 

So adorable -- unaffected and sweet.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:10 PM) : 

I have never commented on here, but these images moved me. They are sweet and wholesome and remind me that simple is always best. Kardoules <3 <3 <3 <3 <3


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:26 PM) : 

These pictures are awesome! Congrats


Blogger Jamie said ... (11:05 PM) : 

So beautiful! My younger sister once attended gymnastics camp at Woodward, and on the way to pick her up, I had the pleasure of riding through Amish country with my parents on the way to a family vacation in the Adirondacks. These photos really capture the light of your subjects and remind me of how inspiring utter simplicity can be :)


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

Children in the country.
Does it get any better?

And, is the girl with pigtails a ringer for an early Lauren Hutton (gap teeth and all) or what?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:01 AM) : 

How cute is the little boy in his cute little cap! Beautiful pictures! Thank you


Anonymous Lucia said ... (4:09 AM) : 

OMG the first picture is a whole story already even she is just a child! Wonderful picture and she is so cute! These pics made me once again wanting to go Road tripping in the States.


Anonymous louboutin chaussures said ... (4:43 AM) : 

funny post love it


Anonymous nina said ... (6:04 AM) : 

one of my fave Sartorialist posts. Very Little House on the Prairie : ) xx


Anonymous argyle said ... (7:48 AM) : 

I agree with other commenters who have said they're disturbed by the obsession with "modesty". These are children, they shouldn't have to worry about "modesty".
As for other recent comment threads, like the one about the 16 year old girl - the notion of modesty has been used to shame and oppress women all throughout history, and it's still being used that way. Women whould not have to be ashamed of their bodies or their sexuality. If you don't like women to dress "immodestly" then don't look at them.


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

I love the second photo, with all the children and the mother, because every single child in the photo has a slightly different expression while the mother is looking at them with this mother hen-like expression of love. That's all I see in the photo.


Blogger ABBY said ... (10:27 AM) : 

i like these pictures capturing the styles of very different people groups. hope you keep this up.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:29 PM) : 

These photos are LOVELY!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:50 PM) : 

Lovely photos, yet I find myself agreeing with the comment by Jennifer Hoak. I'm uncomfortable viewing these on this website not knowing whether the subjects gave informed consent("informed" meaning really understanding where and how the photos would be used). Without that, it feels objectifying and exploitative -- though I absolutely know that is not your intent.

And while I understand the temptation to romanticize the subjects or their context (modest, simple), I think it's also important to acknowledge that we do not know what the subjects themselves think or feel. For example, my first reaction to the photo with all the kids was to cringe on behalf of the (presumed) mother and wonder how much choice she has/had. But that reaction is my projection and is as disrespectful of her as the romanticizing of modesty and simplicity that may also represent oppression and poverty. We just don't know.


Blogger Margo said ... (2:17 PM) : 

Neat to have the previous photo put in the context of her family. I see scenes like this all the time and it is still beautiful to me. Just simple and unaffected. THe little boy in the wagon is my favorite shot - so cheeky and THAT HAT.

It's the essence of a summer evening - the lighting, the dirty feet and clothes, the strubbly hair. . . .so nice.

I'm curious about why Jennifer H keeps thinking the Pennsylvania Amish are impoverished. To my knowledge, they're actually richer than most middle class people. Those who want to farm but can't afford the land around here move to other parts where the farm land is not turned into housing developments.


Anonymous Smaug said ... (2:53 PM) : 

The comments belie two things- 1.)Fashion people are not very intellectual. 2.) The intellectuals here do not visit for the fashion


Anonymous Jane said ... (5:26 PM) : 

I love these pictures. They capture simplicity beautifully.


Blogger Lydia said ... (6:00 PM) : 

I don't know why people would be upset over appreciating modesty. It's impossible to fill all the holes in either argument on a blog post but my thought is - tastefulness is balance. Many of us are blessed with that choice. Do we need to go to the extreme end of (not) dressing to flaunt our liberation?


Anonymous LA Film Actress said ... (6:43 PM) : 

Argyle - why are you repeatedly posting under different names and harping on about how repressive you find the issue of "modesty" that people are raising here?

Modesty is a good thing and all too rare in our society. Why should everyone have to display their sexuality every minute, especially if they are young girls - or young boys for that matter? You are truly the intolerant one here. Just give it a break, leave your bizarre politics at home, and don't be such a condemning bore.

These are great photos of some interesting young people and we can all enjoy them for their sincere and unaffected depiction of an interesting segment of humanity.

Thank you Sartorialist for great photos as always.


Anonymous ada said ... (12:31 AM) : 

Little girls in dirty dresses are perfectly attired, as far as I'm concerned. Play on, pretty monsters!


Blogger tim said ... (12:53 AM) : 

I recall you writing in an earlier post about wanting to return to PA to take some pictures, and I thought it was a great idea and hoped you would. did and they're great. Rural life contributes a lot to fashion, and hopefully you'll keep doing more of it.


Anonymous Z Ng said ... (1:24 AM) : 

reminds of the west villages of turkey; red tractors and gorgeous eyes.


Blogger BUBBLES said ... (5:40 AM) : 

Beutiful photos. The kids are so cute...


Blogger Eilish said ... (7:38 AM) : 

they are all so adorable. loving the photos !


Anonymous carla guerra said ... (11:04 AM) : 

they are very beautiful, but they look sad and doesn't look like children.... too well-behaved , not normal...
and this photos, to me european, reminds me that USA is not the hightlight of progress, there's something about delay , something like a third world. and finally reminds us that america is not NY and is provincial


Blogger Joy said ... (1:39 PM) : 

3rd one - cuuute haha


Blogger thwany said ... (4:29 PM) : 

love the prints


Blogger Charlotte said ... (12:00 AM) : 

i posted earlier, but it didn't go through!

these photos really evoke richard avedon's 'in the american west' to me. i think it's wonderful to see photographs that are representative of a different kind of place and lifestyle. i also love the texture given to the photographs by the natural surroundings and the dirt on the children's clothes. great work.


Anonymous argyle said ... (2:16 AM) : 

LA film actress, that was my first post, and I was agreeing with previous commenters. If you think we're all the same person, I really don't care.
No one should feel they "have to display their sexuality every minute", but neither should they feel ashamed of their bodies, and told to cover up at all cost or else be branded a slut.
Whatever. This is clearly not the place to have a converstaion about this issue.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 PM) : 

They are not Amish.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:07 PM) : 

Jennifer Hoak --- way to ruin and demean these pictures. Not just once, but twice.

Nobody here is thinking anything other than that they are beautiful, innocent, wonderful photos of children as children should be.

You question whether money exchanged hands. Why did you immediately jump to this conclusion? Because it's what YOU would have done?

Don't sully these photos and make them into something they're not. To me, they're about beauty, innocence and simplicity, not about the exploitation you seem to see.


Anonymous Resume Writing Service said ... (3:34 AM) : 

Nice to be visiting your blog .Pretty good photos.


Blogger Peta Rudd said ... (10:43 AM) : 

Absolutely adorable.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:30 PM) : 

i feel depressed when i look at. don't know why...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:09 PM) : 

Finally!!!!! Children that look like children!!!!
Your photos are great as ususal.
You are a remarkable photographer!!


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Anonymous Hinna said ... (11:42 AM) : 

One word- Refreshing!


Anonymous jd said ... (3:16 PM) : 

Lovely photos. I think more people are experimenting with simple living and moving toward conscious consumption... and perhaps this is a common ground we can find in these images. I appreciate the design and beauty of the things I have a lot more when I have less.

Current NY Times headlines are perhaps timely in this regard...

-Six Items or Less
-But Will It Make You Happy


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:56 AM) : 

Love these pictures!


Blogger memory of air said ... (4:34 AM) : 

i keep coming back to these photos even though they were posted several days ago.

i love them.

mostly for the top photo, of the little girl wearing tennis shoes, smiling impishly, not used to having her photo taken but absolutely comfortable in her own skin.

fashion or no, being comfortable in ones own skin is all one needs to have complete style.


Anonymous Victor said ... (1:55 PM) : 

The first girl is so sweeeeeeeeet!
I want her to me!


Blogger derek said ... (3:54 PM) : 

these photos are amazing, so innocent and pure


Anonymous someone said ... (5:44 AM) : 

Wow. You're such a great photographer! Love how the sneakers in the first photo surprizes you as you're scrolling down the page. A true element of exiting and unexpected style!


Blogger zamboangagirl said ... (2:24 AM) : 

you take the most beautiful pictures. i love the girl in the red cart. beautiful, beautiful. thank you.


Anonymous Fashionlinks4us said ... (1:17 PM) : 

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Blogger kate mcgill said ... (1:42 PM) : 

I just need to say that you have captured something so true in that family shot - i can see something unique in each person's personality shining through - its fascinating to observe! thank you for sharing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:59 AM) : 

Beautifully shot. What light. Love love love.


Blogger Cindy at LottieBird said ... (7:00 AM) : 

The fashions you photograph always inspire my wardrobe choices. I believe I will have to go get a Liberty print and make a simple dress now.


Blogger la.p pessoa said ... (8:14 PM) : 

magnific job!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:52 PM) : 

I love the first shot of the little girl in the blue. I keep coming back to it. Its her little shy pinched lips and the way she holds her hands so pretty and innocent. P.S love your blog


Blogger Paula said ... (12:01 AM) : 

WHAT A JOB! The first shot its just amazing, the slippers and the way she hold her hands capture all my attention, so adorable, pretty and simple.


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