Wednesday, February 08, 2012
I didn't shoot this picture. It appeared on the Sartorialist, a blog about fashion by Scott Schuman. Schuman is a photographer who writes and has a tremendous following in the fashion industry. Seen as one of the most influential men in fashion it's no wonder considering he measures visitors to his blog each month in the millions.
New York Magazine had a great story about the Sartorialist, Schuman and his blogger wife, Garance Dore.
His photography attracted me, his ability to see, approach and document an aspect of life that he's passionately connected to. Motorcycles and scooters make their way into his posts on ocassion and when I saw this one I thought it might be time to share. One of my photographic goals is to make portraits of some of the riders I see on the road. If I ever get around to doing it the Sartorialist will be something I try and emulate.
I admit feeling a bit ruffled and unkempt when I look at his photographs of people, found on the street, wearing what they wear. Not often making my way to Paris, New York or Milan, chances are you won't see me appear on The Sartorialist any time soon.
Still, it's worth a look.