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The Rise of The Sartorialist

Forbes.com did an interesting feature on Scott Schuman, GQ Magazine’s The Sartorialist. For those who are not familiar with his work, he has a section in the magazine where he photographs regular people on the street. He uses photography to seek out fashion trends and attitudes; it’s not Gordon Parks-style social commentary.

The Sartorialist is my favorite section in GQ. Mr. Schuman always seems to find intriguing personalities with an avant-garde and unapologetic sense of style. Take a look at Mr. Schuman’s deft critique of Russian style. He’s also unafraid to photograph and comment on women’s style, a rarety for a magazine that otherwise focuses on men (see Picture #5 in Russia slideshow). Like his muses, Mr. Schuman found a niche for himself based on his strong and uncompromising point of view.

It blows my mind that the prominent fashion photographer and commentator was once a stay-at-home father of two. Mr. Schuman, I remain your ardent follower.

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February 1, 2009 - Posted by | Art, Difference Makers, Fine Art, Media, Style & Design | , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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