Monday, 13 September 2010

Photograph of the Day > On The Street, Oxford St. Sydney by Scott Schuman

2005-2009 The Sartorialist
'On the way back from Tokyo, I made a quick stop over in Sydney. I still have more shots from Japan, but I wanted to get these Sydney shots up right away.'

Love this photograph by Scott Schuman, posted April 28th 2010. The lighting, monochrome effect and her effortless expression makes this image beautiful. I like how she's simply standing but has this soft sexiness and connection with the camera. Also the shallow depth of field adds to the atmosphere and central focus on her. Also her style is great.

Schuman set up his own blog; where he photographs mainly around New York of many fashionable people on the streets. He has also shot Paris, London, Florence and Milan where he as gone for fashion shows. He had worked in the fashion industry for 15 years. He says
'I always felt that there was a disconnect between what I was selling in the showroom and what I was seeing real people (really cool people) wearing in real life'
This is what inspired him to do photography but not necessarily become a 'fashion photographer'. His blog, The Sartorialist has now become one of the saught after blogs for fashion and style and Time Magazine selected it has one the top 100 design influences; fashion designers use this blog for inpiration and I know I certainly do. He says his inspiration was a picture of a man on an empty street taken by German photographer August Sander.

The Sartorialist has grown so much that he now has a monthly page in GQ, recuring guest blogs and videos for and his own book, The Sartorialist. He's also been featured in many magazines and newspapers such as Vogue, Esquire, Trunp, Fantastic Man, American Photo, Style, Velvet to name a few.

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