Friday, March 18, 2011

Sartorial

I am sure most of you have heard of The Sartorialist.   He shoots amazing photos of style and fashion on the street and shares them on his blog.  It's got some really fun eye candy, you can check it out here.

I took this photo the other day because I love this man's bright red pants.  When I got home and looked at the picture it reminded me a little of something you might see at The Sartorialist, but not quite as cool.  Nonetheless, I can dream.



Now, as per my usual style, I just snapped this photo, and did not ask this gentleman for permission.  The Sartorialist on the other hand, often asks his subjects if he can take their photos.  I think that's a lot easier to do that when you have a well-known blog. You know, he says to a stranger on the street: "Hey, can I take your picture?"  The well-dressed stranger replies: "Uh....why?"  He explains:  "Why, I am The Sartorialist, I have a blog and...."  And before he's even done explaining, the fashionable New Yorker is like:  "Do you want me to pose, or just stand here....?"  I found this video of The Sartorialist out on a shoot in New York City and there is actually a scene that plays out pretty much just like that.  Hmmm...must be nice...

If you have a few minutes and you enjoy street photography you should check out the video.  I especially like how you can see his eyes darting around as he hunts for the perfect fashionista to photograph.  I know when I am out shooting on the street I am so tuned in to what is going on around me and who is walking towards me, constantly turning around looking for a moment to capture.  But until "Urban Muser" becomes a household name, I won't be asking for permission.  I'll stick to the classic furtive-style street shooting.

22 comments:

Pam said...

I can not take pictures of people on the street. I am too nervous. I can barely take pictures of squirrels without asking their permission.

Ashley Sisk said...

Oh this is great - it'd be awesome if you could walk up to someone and say, well I'm the Urban Muser...don't you know me?

Clare B said...

Great photo - even if he wasn't posing for you, it looks like it!

Krystal said...

haha I wonder if his expression is all, this girl is taking a photo of me?! love it. I think that outfit totally rocks and is definitely something you'd see on the sartorialist!

justine said...

those red trousers are fantastic, this is a great shot, will check out the blog too

R Montalban said...

I love taking photos of strangers (as you know) and I can see why you snapped him :-)

Jamie said...

What a great shot - for a second I thought I new this guy!

Anika said...

It does look like he's striking a pose for you, what a character! Awesome.

Dorian Susan said...

You could totally try that "I am the Urban Muser" thing. It just might work. My Dad had several pairs of these red trousers...You've got to have a big personality to carry them off. This guy appears to be "making it work"....Designers....

mosey said...

Well done! I will be furtive with you.

krissilugbill said...

i love it! it looks like he is posing for you :) I have never heard of the The Sartorialist but I am gonna have to check it out!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Get ready to ask. Urban Muser will soon be a household name. :) i ♥ you. tam

Virginia said...

It totally looks like he posed for that photo! It's awesome.

And I'm impressed with your ability to snap photos of people on the street. :)

Anna said...

This shot looks straight out of the Sartorialist. Love those red pants!

Tracey said...

Great trousers you've captured there! :)
I agree with everyone else, it looks like a fantastic posed shot!

The Sartorialist is amazing ... I'm sure your street photography will follow 'suit' before too long. :)

Laura said...

I can understand what caught your eye in this image. Although he does look like he is posing for you. Great capture and I think we may have our next street photographer!

Jillsy Girl said...

Well, he certainly looks like he's posing!! :-)

I'm too much of a chicken to photograph strangers (especially looking straight at me!).

lisa said...

I think this is just FANTASTIC!!!!

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

I get really nervous to take pictures of people on the street too which is probably why I drool over all of The Satorialists photos. They're so lovely! I think this one is just as good as any of his.

maureen said...

You already do great street photography, and this is a great shot, totally sartorialist. You just have to figure out a line. You know, tell them its for a school project or something. You have a great eye for it.
go for it!

Stephanie said...

Great shot. When my boyfriend and I were in Italy, we noticed Italian men LOVE the red pants. Now, every time we see someone wearing them, we have to point it out to each other. I'm sending him a link to this post right now!

PS - thanks for your comment over at Big Mario! :)

Katie said...

I think that furtive, undercover photography is highly under rated. It makes those pix you get that much more thrilling when you look back at them.

Assuming you're not in jail for stalking! ; )