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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Radiant Moments: Snapshots Cast Their Spell

I'd like to send a very big and public thank you to my gallerist, James Danziger of Danziger Projects, for recently selling several of my images to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and to the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. James has been one of my biggest supports from the very beginning. His faith in my work is quite humbling.

Actually, if you happen to be in Tokyo next week you can see my work in an exhibit called "Radiant Moments: Snapshots Cast Their Spell. " I'm so proud to have my images hanging with photographers like Walker Evans and Paul Fusco.

Radiant Moments: Snapshots Cast Their Spell
Dates: from Dec.11, 2010 through Feb.6, 2011
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

P.S. James also has a great blog, The Year in Pictures. I've learned so much about the art of photography reading his blog for the past two years.

Comments on "Radiant Moments: Snapshots Cast Their Spell"


Blogger Sarah Angel said ... (3:31 PM) : 

awesome! congratulations!


Blogger my.amalgam said ... (3:32 PM) : 

thanks for the heads!

definitely will check it out


Blogger my.amalgam said ... (3:32 PM) : 

oh and also, of course,



Blogger Coco said ... (3:33 PM) : 

Congratulations, how amazing!xx


Blogger Cristy and Duda said ... (3:33 PM) : 

lovely.. amazing blog


Anonymous Jordana @ White Cabana said ... (3:34 PM) : 

It must be a beautiful exhibit! If only I was in Tokyo. Congrats!


Blogger ricola said ... (3:42 PM) : 

Cheers you, Mr. Schuman.


Blogger The Red Umbrella said ... (3:43 PM) : 

Congratulations. You belong!


Blogger Amanda Swann said ... (3:45 PM) : 

That is awesome. Congratulations! really WISH I could see it. If it ever comes to California I'm there.

The Cheeky Cafe


Blogger Wida said ... (3:45 PM) : 

I am sooo happy for you!!!

Missing Amsie Blog


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:46 PM) : 

congrats ;)))


Blogger Street Look said ... (3:51 PM) : 

Congratulations! You deserve it, coz all your work is great.


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



Blogger Kira Lilly said ... (4:01 PM) : 

Definitely going to head on over to the V&A to see your photos


Blogger Recycle Boutique said ... (4:02 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:06 PM) : 

congratulations, always the gent


Anonymous Edgar Martinez said ... (4:07 PM) : 

I can only hope my work one day will be on display. So a very sincere congratulation from me


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


is there a way for sartorialist fans to purchase your photographs? perhaps you will create a book of your photos?


Blogger Jane said ... (4:09 PM) : 

Congratulations from Down Under, your photos are wonderful......


Blogger everyday a floor show said ... (4:17 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:18 PM) : 



Anonymous Ana López Jiménez said ... (4:22 PM) : 

Great!!!! A big hug to you! Congrats!

Ana López Jiménez
Fashion Everywhere Blog
last post:


Anonymous Sophie Mhabille said ... (4:25 PM) : 

Congratulations, this is great.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:26 PM) : 

I am so happy for you!
You are the great photographer!



Blogger Loca por tu Ropa said ... (4:33 PM) : 

Yeah...I´d love to go to one of your exhibitions!!
XOXO from Madrid!!


Blogger Clem said ... (5:02 PM) : 

Congratulations that such a good news!


Blogger Robert said ... (5:05 PM) : 

Dear Scott -

Congrats on your work being acquired by two major art institutions.

Your sensitive eye for color, texture, mood and composition truly make you an artist by any definition.
Every single one of your photographs - and this became apparent while devouring your book last weekend- have a consistent, completely unique aesthetic, that is at once formal, yet simultaneously full of sensuality, emotion and spontaneity.
There is also a connecting thread of joy - no matter if a subject is subdued, or laughing out loud - that is persuasive and infectious in every image.
The joy that is conveyed is so palatable to the observer – your joy in your subjects and your moment of discovery.
Your photographs also educate the eye of the observer in so many contexts – causing one to pause and look deeply, (if that makes sense).

It is exiting to watch your talent develop and deepen with each passing year.

Thank you for sharing your work, your talent, in such a accessible and wide open format.
Your photographs have become a nourishing part of my daily routine.

Please continue to illuminate and enthrall us, your devoted audience.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:13 PM) : 

So happy for you!! Congratulations.


Anonymous Hernando San said ... (5:30 PM) : 

Congratulations, I think I´m not the only one who thinks you deserver this and much more.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:09 PM) : 

Congratulations! Your work is lovely; it's wonderful that it's being recognized everywhere.


Blogger Snuze said ... (7:12 PM) : 

That is awesome, Scott! Congratulations! We hope that there will be more opportunities such as these for your work and let those who have not come across your blog enjoy your work as well.


Blogger tonbo said ... (7:15 PM) : 

Dear Scott,
this is amazing! I am so happy for you and thankful for your pioneer work for all street style photographers!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:37 PM) : 

congratulations and you deserve this!! wish i can be in tokyo,ill tell my friends though!


Blogger Susan said ... (7:50 PM) : 

You definitely deserved it!


Anonymous TRVS said ... (8:53 PM) : 

One of my favorite parts of working in a fine art gallery was the sheer joy in the face of the artist seeing his/her work on display....congrats, sir....well earned.


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

congratulations on your amazing talents being recognised and honoured.


Anonymous candleashes said ... (10:00 PM) : 

Congratulations! This is so wonderful.


Blogger J.D. Pennywise said ... (10:43 PM) : 

Congratulations! I appreciate the unique perspective you share with us about ourselves. Keep inspiring us.


Blogger pefblog said ... (10:50 PM) : 

Capturing the moment with just the right light, and just the right expression, so that you can transport us there to look over your shoulder, too see it as you saw worthy! Congratulations!


Blogger Amber Rose said ... (12:10 AM) : 

You very much deserve this, congratulations!


Blogger valeria said ... (12:11 AM) : 

You deserve it all!


Anonymous jnrlavigne said ... (12:58 AM) : 

I am so happy for you!
You are the great photographer!


Blogger superminchan said ... (2:03 AM) : 

wow congratulation!! this is really great. i wish i could visit one of the exhibitions. hope you have one in caliornia soon!! also i can't wait for more of your shoots in korea :)


Blogger kateaddict said ... (3:09 AM) : 

Thanks for introducing me to James' blog. Love it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:18 AM) : 


May I ask what happened to your trip to Korea?


Anonymous La Femme Française said ... (3:38 AM) : 

congratulations !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:39 AM) : 




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

Congratulations Mr Schuman! So utterly deserved. Your blog is a real joy not only for the quality of photos but the underlying philosophy.


Blogger Juxta said ... (4:28 AM) : 

Achievement. Nice one x


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:46 AM) : 

I've been to the exhibition last week, and was quite amazed finding your work among those of the likes of Cartier-Bresson and Walker Evans, and at how they fit in and work in the context. It's about the way one sees a moment of revelation and captures it, to share with others - the "perfection" level of the object is not necessarily important.

By the way, "RFK Funeral Train" series by Paul Fusco, from which you posted the other picture, was awesome, to sense that quiet dignity that had for a brief moment unified people. Thanks for sharing it!


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (5:21 AM) : 

Woah, thanks for the link of the blog, Scott.

It might be the best blog I've seen in months. And this is coming from the biggest Photography addict visitor of The Sartorialist website..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:26 AM) : 

Congratulations, that's just fantastic! I am glad for you.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:08 AM) : 

Great news. Congratulations. Keep the excellent work.


Blogger Kathleen said ... (7:19 AM) : 



Blogger Davidikus said ... (7:46 AM) : 

Congratulations on the exhibition and on the print sales!


Anonymous T Hollis said ... (8:07 AM) : 

Congratulations! Your eye for unique fashion and for beauty should be on display!


Blogger LatteLisa said ... (8:27 AM) : 

congratulations, that was well deserved


Anonymous Sarah Eagle said ... (8:47 AM) : 

The Museum of Photography in Tokyo is such a fantastic museum! Congratulations!


Anonymous jimjims said ... (8:52 AM) : 

wow. massive accomplishment.


dig James's blog!


Blogger 82Brute said ... (10:09 AM) : 

Congratulations. I'd love to see this at the MFA in Boston. They've got a new wing and there was much interest in the recent Avedon exhibit, as there is with pretty much anything related to fashion. Going over the the MFA site now to give this a plug.


Blogger katarina powell & angela van der meulen said ... (10:23 AM) : 

Wow -- that is fabulous and clearly deserved!


Blogger Arthurs House said ... (11:04 AM) : 

Way to go Scott. Your pictures are beautiful and they carry such feeling. You capture so much more than fashion, detailing the world to those of us lucky enough to follow you on your travels.

Enjoy your success! You deserve it.

Be well,


Blogger Anna said ... (11:07 AM) : 

Congratulations on the exibit!!! I believe they are truly amazing!!


Anonymous Giovanella said ... (11:14 AM) : 

Congratulations first of all! and second thank you for sharing The Year in Pictures. Truly stunning.


Blogger Lindsey Suggs said ... (11:22 AM) : 

Congratulations!! Wish I could be in Tokyo to check these out!!


Blogger anthony said ... (11:43 AM) : 

Congratulations and thanks for your work!


Anonymous BetteOh said ... (12:30 PM) : 

Congrats Scott! I love your work. It inspires me daily, thanks.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:52 PM) : 

Ecch. "Gallerist". Worst made-up word of the century so far.


Blogger Stela Roibás said ... (1:06 PM) : 

The Victoria and Albert!!
I love that place.


Blogger STYLE FILE: NYC said ... (1:24 PM) : 

Congratulations! That's super!!


Anonymous fashionsdirtylaundry said ... (1:28 PM) : 

The V&A?!?! That's wonderful! Congratulations!


Blogger Indiana Munn said ... (10:42 PM) : 

Congratulations! A well deserved honour.


Anonymous Danielle said ... (11:55 AM) : 

Great museum!


Anonymous Chandini said ... (8:49 PM) : 

Congrats! Is it already up in the V&A?


Anonymous Tom said ... (11:26 PM) : 

Congratulations. You are very much the 21st century's own Irving Penn.


Anonymous เดรสวินเทจ said ... (2:30 AM) : 

Thanks for your work!


Blogger Farah said ... (10:25 AM) : 


Give James a ring and tell him to blog more! I love his blog too but he totally fell off the wagon of posting regularly.


Blogger Farah said ... (10:30 AM) : 

Ha, of course I submit that last comment and then see three new posts on James' blog as I continue working through a week's backlog in my RSS reader. So, nevermind that!


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

Dear Scott,

Let me add my voice to your fan club. Your photographs with their depth and sensitivity deserve to hang in those museums. It is so refreshing to see style shot in such an organic manner across ages. Your photographs not only bring the person to life, but somehow manage to capture their essence with dignity and grace.

Congratulations as you continue to weave your magic spell of beauty to every day life.

from Andrew Scharf


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

wow, thats deserve it ; )


Blogger Copper Etiquette said ... (11:41 AM) : 



Blogger Sam said ... (4:21 PM) : 

Wow amazing!!!! Congratulations! Too bad it's so far away from Europe though, I would have loved to see the exhibit..


Blogger ringtales said ... (7:28 PM) : 

congratulations! that is absolutely wonderful and an encouragement for all passionate artist.


Anonymous Eric Scot said ... (3:57 PM) : 

AMAZING!!! Congrats!


Anonymous Agustina said ... (5:28 PM) : 

Congratulation!! I consider your work very inspiring!! You deserv this!!


Anonymous Denise said ... (10:54 AM) : 

warmest congratulations. Your photos have turned me into a people watcher again.


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

CONGRATULATIONS! and much more to come!


Anonymous Donny said ... (8:05 AM) : 

Fab work!

Do you know where I can see them in the V&A (London)? It's just down the road!

Thanks :)


Blogger Tim McFarlane said ... (11:34 PM) : 

Congratulations, Scott! Very well-deserved honors.


Blogger la femme said ... (7:07 PM) : 



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