Thursday, October 15, 2015

STREET FASHION - Sartorialist

"How the Sartorialist makes street style click" PBS NewsHour 10/14/2015


SUMMARY:  Scott Schuman, better known as the Sartorialist, captures examples of street style around the world to post on his popular blog.  He’s not documenting not fashion trends exactly, but something more individual and personal.  Jeffrey Brown talked to the photographer, author of the upcoming "The Sartorialist: X," during New York Fashion Week.

JEFFREY BROWN (NewsHour):  A casually stylish woman on a SoHo, New York, street, and Scott Schuman was there to grab the shot.  It was one of many photographs he would take this day, examples of street style that Schuman captures around the world, not fashion trends or brands exactly, but something more individual and personal.

SCOTT SCHUMAN, Creator, The Sartorialist Blog:  I bet if you stand right on the edge a little bit, turn rights towards me.

JEFFREY BROWN:  Something Schuman saw, for example, in this blue-haired young man.

SCOTT SCHUMAN:  I think this was the thing that first caught my eye was this.  Color is one thing, but there was actually a lot of nice little texture in the shirt, the hair, and, you know, there was something sweet.

At the end of the day, there was just something sweet about him.  There was something that you thought you could capture.  I mean, look, the quality of the expression on his face.

JEFFREY BROWN:  Later, a photograph of the young man showed up on The Sartorialist, the blog Schuman launched 10 years ago.  It’s become a go-to, must-see site for millions around the world, both in and out of the fashion industry.

Schumann, now 47, didn’t pick up a camera in a serious way until he was a 31-year-old stay-at-home dad taking photos of his kids at the park.  He’d worked in the fashion industry for many years.  It was an interest that started early, as a teenager in the suburbs of Indianapolis.

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