I am pretty sure most of you know the fantastic work of photographer Scott Schuman – aka The Sartorialist. And if not, you have probably seen his street-photographs of fashionistas from all over the world on other blogs.
I love Sart. I feel like his pictures are part of my life, I feel like I have a special relationship with them. I am aware that thousands of people see them everyday and that, although I comment very regularly on Sart’s blog, he has no idea who I am.
Nevermind Sart’s fame, if something is great, I think it is worth talking about it. I will not stop liking something just because it is trendy or over-talked about: I still adore Kate Moss and Balmain.
I thus wanted to share my fondness for Sart’s pictures with you, just as I praised his work to his agency Jed Root when I met them at Le Book-Connections in London. They told me Sart’s blog is a wonderful platform to promote his work, as we often see so little of a photographer’s work, and generously gave me beautiful prints of his pictures.
Sart picks the most stylish and elegant individuals from New York to Milan, from a classic Armani suit to a colorful H&M layering: without a hint of elitism, he seeks style and immortalises it.
But what I think strikes me most about his pictures is that, beyond the photography skills, beautiful light, angle and chosen subject, his photographs tell a story. They are real, alive, and even on glossy paper – Sart contributes to print editorials such as GQ too.
I think photographers can be makers of beauty: they are discoverers and their eyes catch the beauty in our busy daily lives. I think Sart is definitely one of them. I also reckon his photographs catch the essence of our era and will be remembered and studied by the next generation as a testimony of our times.
I selected the photographs above, from last month, because they evoke the spirit of a film to me. The first one is a young woman in the Marais quarter in Paris, while the second was taken in Moscow.