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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

On the Street...The House Painter, Savannah, Georgia

Comments on "On the Street...The House Painter, Savannah, Georgia"


Blogger JustNorman said ... (4:32 PM) : 

Now that's real life for ya.


Blogger Anna of The Analog House said ... (4:34 PM) : 

beautiful shot! Love the splattered colors on the white backdrop.


Blogger Margaux said ... (4:34 PM) : 

I love his shoes and hat! They bring a warm sense of style to a uniform that can so easily come across as unkempt.


Blogger tamlee said ... (4:35 PM) : 

i love the moments you capture of the most unsuspecting subjects.


Anonymous FPNson said ... (4:37 PM) : 

Great post! I was a house painter for about 3 years .... maybe the best job I've ever had....still have the last pairs of whites that I still do work in from time to time ... Great thing about the painters uniform was that I new I looked like shit but I felt comfortable wearing it around because I knew no one would judge because I was working with my hands ... and that's an amazing feeling.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:40 PM) : 

White painters pants with white tees are so chic and classic, love this!


Blogger Sari said ... (4:41 PM) : 

Beautiful picture. Very strong.


Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (4:47 PM) : 

White in action. It doesn't get much better. Wonderful photo!


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (4:48 PM) : 

The hat/cap does it for me! He looks at home in his art. x


Blogger Michelle Bobb-Parris said ... (4:49 PM) : 

This is such a beautiful, warm portrait. Thanks for sharing it.



Blogger Shey said ... (4:50 PM) : 

I like his cap, this is a picture of a real person, not that I dislike models in beautiful clothes, but it's also good to keep it real, and see the beauty in real people.


Blogger Wallace Chapman said ... (4:50 PM) : 

Fabulous of the moment picture!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:51 PM) : 

Not a fashion statement, a life statement! He seems proud of his work. I love the all white get up where the signs of his job are so evident as if he is saying "I am a painter"! Bravo for him.


Blogger Kathleen said ... (4:51 PM) : 

Great portrait. How wonderful. I love the dappled background, fantastic lighting Scott.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:53 PM) : 

Amazing photo!!! Just great:))


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:56 PM) : 

This shot gives me a glimpse to the photographer, amist all the fluff and glamor of fashion, he takes time to give us postcard view of real humanity. Thank you


Blogger Adelythe said ... (4:59 PM) : 

How does he do to have these paint patches on his jeans and that it looks good ? Mine are always BIIIIIIIIIG and destroys everything...
Nice pic, by the way, he's got a good face, I'd like to go and have a little talk with him, about everything and nothing at the same time. Must be a very nice person !


Blogger GINA ESPOSITO said ... (5:00 PM) : 



Blogger Soren Lorensen said ... (5:12 PM) : 

ahhh simplicity


Blogger Serena e Paolo said ... (5:12 PM) : 

We also been there this summer. Savannah and Charleston are so stylish cities! We were in Atlanta and Garance had a similar trip, isnt'it? Love the pics, obviously...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:15 PM) : 

Just because this fellow's paint-spatter on his jeans was acquired the original & honest way rather than merely purchased ready-spattered for several hundred pounds more, does not make them any more desirable as a style item in my opinion. ;)

The photograph is warm and interesting, however, so thank you for posting it.


Blogger Louise said ... (5:17 PM) : 

He is so cute! The colors are awesome.


Blogger Fashion Lover said ... (5:18 PM) : 

fantastic ;)


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (5:19 PM) : 

Cool hat.


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:24 PM) : 

LOVE. Nothing says you can't be sharp while working with your hands.
Did I mention I work at a historic house museum so this really strikes a cord with me!


Anonymous JAYPEA said ... (5:34 PM) : 



Anonymous Ketija said ... (5:34 PM) : 

First I thought - Why on earth would you photograph this guy...?

But then... I realized - white would probably be the last color I would wear to do a painting job... + the dirt gradation is beautiful. And the sparklingly white hat is the perfect accessory. ;)

Superb - and he probably did not even think of his outfit choice twice...


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:34 PM) : 

Woowww faboulus!
Nice pic!


Blogger Tam said ... (5:36 PM) : 

I love his poise. That is truly priceless. You see so many elite spending tons of cash on clothes to try and achieve elagance, yet he HAS it, effortlessly, it's in the way he carries himself. Thank you for seeing past the obvious and capturing that for us!


Anonymous zoi said ... (5:44 PM) : 

Almost like an Alexander Mcqueen pair of jeans!A real life pair of jeans!
Inspiration can be found everywhere!
I really like this gentleman!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:58 PM) : 

I like the way he has put this together. The brown belt with the whites, the brown shoes, with his beautfiul brown skin. I like his look as well, as if to say, Well there, what's up with you?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:05 PM) : 

I'm just amazed how you can find such extraordinary beauty out of ordinary.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:05 PM) : 



Blogger Ninjagaiden78 said ... (6:29 PM) : 

That is a great shot.
I wanna go to Savannah so bad.


Blogger OMG Becky said ... (6:38 PM) : 

I wish he had other colors splattered on those pants.

Pretty cool tho.


Anonymous Isa said ... (6:53 PM) : 

It changes from fashion, beautiful pic , real life ...


Anonymous Alexandria J said ... (6:56 PM) : 



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

I can't think of a better place to be a house painter than Savannah.


Anonymous Nikkily said ... (7:17 PM) : 

savannah is full of fascinating subjects, i'm glad you found one. inspiration lies in every corner. keep the savannah photos coming!


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

This is a great example of why this blog is such a success! These here are real people!


Blogger chloé said ... (8:36 PM) : 

YAY, Savannah!!


Blogger Ashley Reese said ... (9:43 PM) : 

My grandfather was a black man who lived in Georgia and painted houses way back when (my dad is in his 60s so I REALLY mean way back when). This is a really nice, refreshing photograph.


Anonymous jdit said ... (9:50 PM) : 

There is something immediately engaging about the pace of the South. You have captured the essence of the ease and round edgy'less'ness of the place. Even saying the name Savannah, Georgia slows you down. Beautiful white, rounded carved banister rails and posts and a look that seems to say, you ain't from around here...'

The line of sunlight on the gallery of the neighboring house is brilliant!


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:59 PM) : 

Sorry, but some of these comments are hilarious. I think you've caught a real moment in Savannah, particularly with that warm sparkling light and that beautiful house.


Blogger Jan said ... (10:14 PM) : 

It's art in motion...and a great capture!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:54 PM) : 

just perfect black and white contrast :)


Anonymous jimjims said ... (12:09 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:20 AM) : 

Best lookin' gent on this site!


Anonymous Marion Dragulescu said ... (1:34 AM) : 

an insulting and cynical inclusion in your otherwise well-curated blog. it's self-congratulatory and yet at the same time bespeaks a total lack of awareness of your own position in relation to his.

i understand why you took the photograph; i don't dispute its beauty. it simply shouldn't be here for reasons of context, for his sake and yours.


Anonymous Imman Perdigon said ... (1:56 AM) : 

I love photos of real people on their everyday lives, on their job, sweating it out on the streets.


Blogger Grace Escudero - The Afeminada said ... (3:00 AM) : 

It's not so much a great outfit as it is a great picture. His hat is adorable though.


Blogger Monika said ... (3:16 AM) : 

very nice pic!


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

why are some people dogging you for this picture? You took a similar one with the house painter in Milan. I thought it was interesting to see the contrast between the US painter and the strictly utilitarian outfit vs. the flourish of the Milanese painter with his neckerchief/scarf


Anonymous Claire said ... (3:49 AM) : 

Now I have a hankering to watch 'Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil' again. Something about the quality of light, the architecture and the people, although not in that order. Just need a pic of The Lady Chablis...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:51 AM) : 

Beautiful photo, lovely man. He's rocking those jeans.


Blogger missND said ... (6:51 AM) : 

he is a live palette.


Anonymous Middleseason said ... (8:38 AM) : 

Wonderful shot, wonderful house.


Anonymous Amy said ... (9:13 AM) : 



Blogger Clockwise Cat said ... (9:39 AM) : 

In my view, you should do more portraits like this. I like the people you shoot, but too many of them look like models. We need more everyday "normal" people who still have so much to offer aesthetically. This guy is REAL. Not just his clothes, but his physique, everything. He is nice looking in an unconventional way. Or at least unconventional in the context of this blog, which showcases so many svelte model types.

Clearly you are trying to promote a paradigm with your blog, but I'd like to see you mix it up more. I like that you put a lot of edgy street fashion into the mix. Now let's see more voluptuous people, and older people, and so on!

Also, we need more photos from Savannah and Atlanta! Bring 'em on!


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

Such a beautiful photo, almost looks posed. It belongs in a photography collection coffee table book.


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

Really? Savannah full of hot hipsters and you took the pic of a painter! Whose outfit is not trendy. OMG! I am appalled.

Cute pic tho.


Blogger 82Brute said ... (11:01 AM) : 

Man, you really know how to use natural light to its fullest advantage. The soft-focus play of mottled sunlight on the railings in the background make the white in the foreground sing. The shapes, the negative spaces, the textures--lots to feast on here. How weird it must be for your subject to find himself on the pages of a globally renowned fashion blog. I wonder what his chaps at his local watering hole or church have to say about it? Wonderful picture.


Blogger Miguel said ... (11:03 AM) : 

So Rockwell... I love it!


Anonymous Johanna said ... (11:12 AM) : 

Nice pic! :)


Blogger L said ... (11:22 AM) : 

Oh Savannah, how I miss you!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:40 PM) : 

most professional painters wear white, because that's the color they use the most- so, if it splatters on your clothes, it is not as noticable. You're supposed to take pride in how clean your 'painter's whites' are. I've been a decorative painter for six years, and never wear whites- I wear jeans, and wipe my hands and brushes all over the fronts, therefore getting a lot of flack from the other trades about my messy clothes. :) I think this fellow looks kind of bemused as to why he's being photographed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:05 PM) : 

this would have worked so perfectly in your book!
congratulations on your 5th anniversery!!


Anonymous Emily said ... (7:06 PM) : 

i miss savannah and the south in general.

thanks for going down there!


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

I appreciate you getting away from he "rich," fabulous," and European and using your amazing skills to shows us another side of life...

So thanks for that! I love this man's white + brown ensemble!


Anonymous Sara Lua said ... (7:27 PM) : 

And we pay up to $200~ for paint-splattered jeans like that :)


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

you were in savannah??!!! I'm going there in spring - so excited! hope you liked the south!!! (i'm from virginia)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:58 PM) : 

I See guys like that in Tijuana every day !!!


Blogger kendal croix. said ... (11:47 AM) : 

i lives in savannah for 4 years and oh i just love this. what a wonderful town it was.


Blogger mark said ... (12:05 PM) : 

Very strange concept is here but i think it is very effective and i like.


Blogger J.Ro said ... (12:20 PM) : 

His ultra pure white hat gives his look a satin gloss!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:57 PM) : 

stunning, absolutely stunning.


Blogger gi. said ... (9:58 PM) : 

that's effing right! mi pappa was a painter. love all the white and it shows exactly where you've been. so nostalgic. thank you.


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

As a native of Savannah, I am so happy to see this image and how beautifully you have captured part of the essence of the city. It truly brought me back to that transcendent feeling that I have when walking the streets of Savannah... And look at that great light filtering through the trees! Miss it so! Hope that you are able to get back and explore it more...


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

99% of the people commenting your pictures are unapologetic groupies that would applaude literally anything you post, even the most trivial. commenting on that guy's style is simply ludicrous. the mere look on his face tells it all. he does not have a clue what you are doing taking his picture and has never heard of your crowd of followers nor of their line of business. good for him.


Anonymous Jenna said ... (9:56 PM) : 

It's interesting, I was walking past Lincoln Center on my way to school when I saw a man that instantly reminded me of this photograph. He was a construction worker, but with a deep blue chambray button down shirt, the same newsboy cap but in a tan color that was the same as his overalls. These overalls were not baggy, but just appropriate enough for construction work along with being reminiscent of a different era. His boots were great too. It's so refreshing to see a construction worker without Timberlands.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:32 PM) : 

Scott: I've had the pleasure of visiting Savannah several times and I'm glad to hear you liked it! The movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (based on a book with the same title by John Berendt) does a great job of expressing the quirks and the beauty of the city.


Blogger bjhaze said ... (8:41 AM) : 

I love the facial expression. He looks so comfortable and confident with what he's doing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:30 PM) : 

That's Duffy street, between Bull & Whitaker! It's not just the houses that look great!


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

Well, can we say this individual takes pride in what he does....I mean a painter wearing white...I love it!....alot like the italians that find something and do it with pride and gusto!

Very nice....and also when you wear it with pride then the style is effortless and all your own.



Blogger josiechay said ... (6:19 AM) : 

fashion when you least expect it. nice!;) bet he didnt know he was making a statement .


Blogger Jamie Welsh Watson said ... (6:22 PM) : 

Gosh I'm really taken with the Savannah portraits.


Blogger Myra said ... (12:34 PM) : 

This guy has made my day! He looks so surprised and flattered...


Anonymous Bib-banana said ... (5:09 AM) : 

Two pictures: House painter, followed by Fendi.
Funny how the former seems richer and more meaningful... It ain't what you wear, it's how you wear it - and where you wear it?! I love fashion, but real life is so much more engaging. The man's expression seems to say so much: "you want to take a picture? of me? just doing this? okay, crazy person, just do it and get on your way...!" Love it!


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

What a great look!


Anonymous House Painting Atlanta said ... (5:14 AM) : 

Gorgeous Post! I am also a painter. I like it.


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