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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

On the Street... Thirteenth St., New York

Comments on "On the Street... Thirteenth St., New York"


Anonymous Rose said ... (8:27 AM) : 

theres a light on him that isnt there in the second picture? sunlight? love the two contrasting images, and how he conveys a real sense of self in his demeanour and attire :D


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:31 AM) : 

Great confidence! You can tell that this man has a wonderful sense of humor.


Blogger LE CALZATURE said ... (8:33 AM) : 

Nice charisma...


Blogger sarah said ... (8:36 AM) : 

ha! love his expression in the second photo.


Blogger Lady M said ... (8:43 AM) : 

2nd photo,His expression is so nice!:)


Blogger Creative Promotional Ideas said ... (8:43 AM) : 

Rasta Man vibrations Very nice love the diversity


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

This reminds me, as an old man told me on the street the other day, to "be happy darling!" And I love the vertical coordination of colors in hat/necklace/belt.


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

What a great idea to combine camo with colour. Except the fat bling ding ring is hideous - such jewellery seems to be quite popular in the US, which doesn´t make it better.


Blogger Jessica Szeto said ... (8:47 AM) : 

love the jewelry!


Blogger Maria Poka said ... (8:48 AM) : 

what an awesome attitude!!


Blogger amber lynn said ... (8:48 AM) : 

The second photo is great. I love his smile!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:53 AM) : 

so inspiring!


Anonymous FPNson said ... (8:53 AM) : 

I want to hang out with this guy!


Blogger Anastasia said ... (8:58 AM) : 

"i like You"



Blogger erin said ... (8:59 AM) : 

wow! These are great! I'd LOVE to hear the conversation behind these...

I'm usually always curious with how you asked each of the people in your shots and how they responded. But this guy I'm extra curious about.


Blogger Magdalena said ... (9:04 AM) : 

Fabulous. He's looking so warmhearted. I think he has a good character.


Blogger onesilentwinter said ... (9:04 AM) : 



Blogger Unknown said ... (9:06 AM) : 

Great image and I love the contrast in its outfit, wearing rasta look with a military camouflage shirt.He has style with the rainbow colour accents.


Blogger beths said ... (9:07 AM) : 

The face, the gaze, the hands. Clothing doesn't matter here, just so it doesn't detract.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:12 AM) : 

This guy is sharp. Real. I like him.


Blogger TheStreetFashion5xpro said ... (9:14 AM) : 

you're a big always find these people on the street


Blogger Kim said ... (9:16 AM) : 

hahahaha the second photo took me by surprise. loved it :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:17 AM) : 

love the juxtaposition between the first and second photo :)


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

The boots are essential for troddin through Babylon. Fire burn, Scott, fire burn!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:19 AM) : 

Thank you SO MUCH for the two starkly different expressions on this brother's face. Although I love reading the comments on this blog, I'm sometime's frustrated that commenters place too much emphasis on facial expression---as a way of "knowing" the subject. Snapshots only capture a brief moment in time. The two contrasting expressions here cement the idea, really, that you talked about in your interview on The Treatment: these are less photos of the subject, and more the momentary view of these subjects by you, Scott.

And I love the brother's style, too, by the way...


Blogger Shukura Li said ... (9:22 AM) : 



Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (9:29 AM) : 

what a delightful gentleman..
great style tho


Blogger Kathleen said ... (9:43 AM) : 

Lovely shots Scott. It's quite obvious summer is beginning to wain. I know it doesn't seem possible to those of us who live in the south, but you can see it in the light. The pitch of the sun is changing, the days are shorter, and the sun is taking longer to rise in the morning. And I can definitely see the change of light in your morning photographs. Both yesterday and todays shots are just beautiful, a certain softness that only comes from a great photographer and his use of light.

Now on to this gentleman. He is the bomb, love him. His outfit is soulful and perfect from head to toe. Great expressions, he appears to be a very loving a friendly fellow. Someone you'd like to meet, someone you'd definitely say hello to on the street and have a conversation. Happy!


Anonymous Becca said ... (9:47 AM) : 

I love his confidence!



Blogger Lauren said ... (9:53 AM) : 

I love what your dropping on here these past few days, Scott. I love this man's swagger and youthfulness! He commands originality and energy.

Hand drawn:


Blogger Vinda Sonata said ... (10:07 AM) : 

there's something very genuine about him. i love his style and smile!


Blogger LeelaRocks said ... (10:19 AM) : 

This photo is IRIE!!!..reminds me of my years spent in true mon, fi true..... :)


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (10:19 AM) : 

Great style and I agree that he seems very genuine. I liked him right off the bat. All the green has me in love for fall too.


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

Oh, this is too good!


Anonymous Amy said ... (10:22 AM) : 



Blogger Bigio said ... (10:23 AM) : 

Nice attitude!

PS Scott, this is for you... You're inspiring! ;)


Blogger Lisa & Michelle said ... (10:33 AM) : 

the colors work perfectly.


Blogger 82Brute said ... (10:36 AM) : 

The photos catch the Yin and the Yang of this gent. His Power Glare in the first shot tells you to stand back and his playful "Gotcha" in the second invites you in. The contrast of his demeanor mirrors the contrast in his style--the combat fatigues juxtaposed with the Ja Love vibe of his Rasta colors. It's quite wonderful. (Btw, there's a weird flare on his shirt on his left front about halfway down. What is that?)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:37 AM) : 

You always seem to "capture" these stately looking African-American men on the street. They pose like crazy and look great in outfits that would look terrible on anyone else.

Scott, you've got it going on! (and you keep me from working too!)


Blogger Claud said ... (10:39 AM) : 

Haha, the second photo made me smile. :)


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

I love the match of military and vibrant colors. He has a great character with full of youth.


Blogger ML said ... (10:40 AM) : 

Haha, my Facebook-dominated mind cannot think of anything else but 'LIKE' right now.


Blogger Michelle said ... (10:41 AM) : 



Anonymous greendress said ... (10:43 AM) : 

absolutely FANTASTIC


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:00 AM) : 

he is so incredibly stylish yet every article of clothing or jewelry is harmonious with his personality.


Anonymous Keelah said ... (11:01 AM) : 

This pic is almost as good as having you here in Jamaica. Made my morning, thank you thank you.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:16 AM) : 

nothing new here, but he looks good. and a big smile is always appreciated.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:18 AM) : 

open sesame...


Blogger the chirpy bird said ... (11:22 AM) : 

Fabulous! Absolutely love this guy!
xo tash


Anonymous jimjims said ... (11:29 AM) : 

army. camo. rasta.

this is perfection!


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

Irie. Very nice.


Blogger Friendly Fox said ... (11:36 AM) : 

it is true Rastaman


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

His clothes appear ironed. NICE.


Blogger B. said ... (11:47 AM) : 

Love it!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:58 AM) : 

He is awesome and you can just bet he has some good stories to tell. Love him!


Anonymous D said ... (12:05 PM) : 

LOL his eyelids look heavy. I guess he's been talking to Jah :D


Anonymous El Wonger said ... (12:17 PM) : 

I love his massive smile. Classic Rasta style, but updated with messenger bag and Red Wings. Nice!
Was he a Bobo Shanti Rasta?

@ anonymous 8:46 - I think the jewelry's has religious significance with reference to the Lion of Judah.


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:20 PM) : 

I loved it!! Great look!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:42 PM) : 

Rastafarian/black nationalist? Great style though...rebel-esque.


Blogger Stephanie said ... (1:10 PM) : 

:D I love the 2nd picture! I couldn't stop smiling while I was looking at it! :]


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:10 PM) : 

It looks as though you can see a street light through him in the top pic. He must be a phanmtom.


Blogger CoreyOsei said ... (1:16 PM) : 

His shoes look like nomme de guerre x red wings


Blogger ADJ said ... (1:31 PM) : 

what an amazing smile!!! and the gold ring is fabulous!


Blogger J.Ro said ... (1:31 PM) : 

He is a song of freedom; I feel redeemed.


Blogger Emily The River said ... (1:37 PM) : 

Oh, I love it! It's the kind of street style that one might pass by everyday, but I think you've really captured the essence of this man.


Anonymous Goody said ... (1:43 PM) : 

I love the second photo, it made me smile! :D



Blogger Christina said ... (1:45 PM) : 

Don't worry, be happy. Totally.


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

Well, what really makes me tick here is how great that golden ring looks in his hand... I am not a fan or jewerly, I don't like big pieces of gold, but sometimes one thing like that looks great on a certain individual.


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

Utilitarian, inexpensive, but great coordination of color, clean, pressed, and shined boots! Proud of appearance. Quintessential cool dude.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:21 PM) : 

Stela Alves from Germany


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:28 PM) : 

Yea, this guy just makes me smile all day!!


Anonymous reto said ... (2:38 PM) : 

actually don't like the style, but the person in the clothes seems to be nice, and that's what its about ;)


Blogger nemee said ... (2:40 PM) : 

WOW! I love his genuine smile, gold jewelry and braided belt. I love the contrast between the two completely different expressions.


Blogger Hautemocha7 said ... (2:46 PM) : 

Nice pic...Irie mon :)


Blogger Danny said ... (3:03 PM) : 

Awesome blog.


Anonymous Amber said ... (3:11 PM) : 

This man is everything that I love about NYC.

and, I think the little beardy thing that he has going on is just divine.


Blogger Monika said ... (3:26 PM) : 

I like his smile:)


Anonymous Annelie said ... (3:49 PM) : 

such happy photographs :-)


Anonymous princess glee said ... (4:14 PM) : 

If I saw this man walking towards me I'd think ooo I like, so well coordinated, so neat, so unusual along with the head wrap...damn he looks cool. Then when he got close enough I'd flash him a coy smile, hoping he'd smile back and say hello. He makes me want to be a part of his world even for a millisecond.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:42 PM) : 

Some people just have it!


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:31 PM) : 

Love his smile !!
-diary of a fashion stylist-


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:02 PM) : 

fantastic picture! i love that you got his personality to come out in both shots, both in different ways. the second shot makes me smile. great character this man.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:19 PM) : 

This man is beautiful. His energy radiates right through the photo and makes me want to know him. What wonderful charisma.


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

As a character study, I adore it.

However, I've always been uncomfortable with camo as streetwear. If you're willing to serve your country in it, for better or worse, then have at it- it's a right that's earned.

Naturally, everyone also has a right to express themselves as they please, and this city is about infinite variety.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:39 PM) : 

I live in Berkeley, CA. Everyone is dressed like that here.


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

he is just so cool


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:40 PM) : 

Love these shots! He seems like a humourous and friendly man! :D


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:26 AM) : 



Anonymous Libido said ... (1:10 AM) : 

A real African treasure. The picture tells the story of a struggle towards freedom.


Blogger Brightlightwarriornika said ... (1:48 AM) : 

loving how his light shows through his smile and eyes, I also love the shoes and smooth skin.


Anonymous Alison said ... (2:05 AM) : 

Too cool 4 skool. He's delicious!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:10 AM) : 

Fantastically charismatic gentleman, with grace, charm & style to boot. I would invite him to dinner, no questions.


Blogger ABBY said ... (10:26 AM) : 

yes, great smile.


Blogger cherry arceo said ... (10:43 AM) : 

he is so adorable!


Blogger chula said ... (10:50 AM) : 

a pacifism mand wearing military clothes is always a good contradiction;-)


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:46 AM) : 

It's funny that this picture is posted now. I love my people and how they represent themselves stylistically. This just gave me a confirmation i needed on how to proceed with my work. Thanks for the design intervention.


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:49 AM) : 

These two images together say a lot about the still magical powers of the camera and how, in the right hands, it can be an effective tool for breaching the tough exterior of an individual and for exposing precious inner beauty.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:01 PM) : 

I love the camo look, it looks great done this way. He is definitely posing in the first picture, giving us his model's stare. The second photo is him saying, SEE, I was putting you on! As for the ring, necklace and the belt and hat, I think they're cute.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:12 PM) : 

LOVE him. he just seems like he's so much happier than anyone else in the world. i want to know more about him!


Blogger kukla said ... (2:20 PM) : 

This is Melvin. The best juice man in the city and a sweetheart.


Anonymous D-square said ... (2:44 PM) : 

Love it!!! Everything about the juxtaposition is clevahhhh!!!


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

You know for a following that believes all that is Babylonian is next to the selling out of one's proverbial soul those are some pretty cool Babylonian boots he's sporting. I love them. love him! I believe in live and let live but always find it amusing to see bits of 'outside' the statement in an ensemble. belle vie!


Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said ... (4:55 PM) : 

I love his smile in the second photo.


Blogger pinky said ... (5:16 PM) : 

totally in love with this guy.
he exudes joy.


Blogger Ninjagaiden78 said ... (5:59 PM) : 

I love the shot. The fit is cool too.


Anonymous wild swans said ... (3:28 AM) : 

he's a lovely man


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:51 AM) : 

These 2 photos are sooo good !!


Blogger Eilish said ... (7:49 AM) : 

i love when you can tell someone's character by how they dress. It's a real art.. this guy made me smile :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:56 AM) : 

so orginal!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:08 PM) : 

the juicer from lifethyme!!!


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:38 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:46 AM) : 

wish you'd show more beautiful grown-ups like this


Blogger elizabeth said ... (9:05 PM) : 

this, to me, is new york....
fashion isn't dictated by designers/fashion mags as much as it is by the beautiful diverse people of this city!!!


Blogger PRIMARY COLOURS. said ... (7:59 AM) : 



Anonymous Joanna Roman said ... (10:03 AM) : 


He looks just GREAT!
And what a smile and what an attitude



Anonymous suzi said ... (1:33 PM) : 

Awesome. So much personality there.


Blogger Yum! said ... (5:27 AM) : 

Would love to have a cup of coffee with this guy and listen to his story!


Blogger Sam said ... (7:35 AM) : 

I walked past him one day in July. He had the same outfit on. I missed the opportunity to ask if I can take his picture


Blogger jennifer said ... (11:50 AM) : 

You've captured so much personality in these photos! I can't take my eyes off them. He wears this look with such style.


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

I like this man!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:57 PM) : 

Love this look. It suits him and it somehow all fits--he looks pulled together. What a smile on this guy.


Blogger Anna said ... (9:27 PM) : 

Selasie I. Great picture, mon.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:44 AM) : 

clothes are wonderful while practical -
lurve the way the light softly hits his face.
..& his outfit :]


Blogger satan on a stick said ... (5:05 AM) : 

I love his dignity and pride in the first photo followed by the love in the second.

Telling, very telling.


Anonymous cee said ... (2:08 PM) : 

He has such a confident, humourous attitude; he was probably such a fun guy to be around and his clothing reflects that.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:02 PM) : 

Gorgeous skin tone. And happy attitude.


Anonymous someone said ... (5:49 AM) : 

that's cool.

charisma is such a cool thing to wear. not everyone can pull it.


Anonymous Monique johnson said ... (9:36 PM) : 

Are those Wallabees on his feet? Haha, true Jamaican, love it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:40 PM) : 

I love how one look at his photos tells me that this man is someone I'd love to hang out with. He has a great sense of humor.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:44 PM) : 

love it!!


Blogger kate mcgill said ... (1:37 PM) : 

I feel so happy looking at this man - oh, the power of a genuine smile.


Blogger Ashley Reese said ... (2:44 AM) : 

You can really get a good look at his personality just looking at this. He seems like a great, fun loving guy!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:56 PM) : 

I see this man on the street all the time!


Blogger Regiane said ... (11:00 PM) : 

This is one of the finest smiles I´ve ever seen! great shot!


Blogger ms. hershey said ... (5:26 PM) : 

I seriously cannot stop smiling while looking at this gentleman! he reminds me of so many of my friends' uncles and even a couple of their dads. his spirit shows right through his beautiful smile. thanks for posting this one, i needed it.


Blogger Jess said ... (3:27 PM) : 

As soon as I saw the second picture, I immediately smiled. Something about his expression just evokes a knee-jerk smile reaction in me.

Also his outfit is awesome. Love the headwrap.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:22 PM) : 

I absolutely love this picture! He has become me new fashion icon!! everything about this picture shouts happiness. The confidence he has for being his own person, making a statement. wow


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