Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist is a visual camera voyeur who captures the essence what he thinks at the moment on his journey of pedestrian cool. He captures the spirit of well put together individuals who have a flare for individual fashion. His book, The Sartorialist, is based on his blog by the same name. Scott Schuman is yet another example of a blogger who has given us a fashionista fantasy of actual people who walk the streets in fine fashion. This is a great book for both those in fashion but also it serves as a time capsule for the future of our present time. Fashion is about a state of being. Bad clothes will make a person feel like crap.
Scott Schuman just wanted to take photographs of people on the street who looked great. His now famous blog (‘the bellwether American site that turned photo blogging into an art form’ – “New York Times”) was an attempt to showcase the wonderful and varied sartorial tastes of real people – not only those of the fashion industry. The book is a beautiful anthology of Scott’s favourite shots from around the world. They include photographs of well-known fashion figures as well as those shots of the anonymous passerby whose imagination and taste delight the viewer. From the streets of Rio to Bejing, Stockholm to Milan, these are the people that have inspired Scott and in turn, inspired designers and people of all ages, wages and nationalities with an interest in fashion. Intimately designed and created with Scott, the book is a handsome object in its own right, in full colour on hand-picked, quality paper. –This text refers to the Paperback edition.