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17-09-2012
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idmagazine via lemeray
Saw this picture with Scott in the front row at Burberry (no laptop stand this time) and had to share ... check out the look on his face.
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02-11-2012
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New interview with wild comments:

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SARTORIALIST IN SOUTH AFRICA: Scott Schuman, aka The Sartorialist, flew into Johannesburg last week as the headline guest of African Fashion International, organizers of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa. In between fashion shows, checking out Soweto, venturing downtown and visiting a mall or two, he found time to talk about international street style, upping one’s game and why Bill Cunningham should really do a book.

Upon being told there were moans of protest from South African fans for putting up pictures he’d taken of South Africans in “inner city” settings, instead of taking better-dressed and affluent people in designer clothes, he expressed surprise. “Really, they’re moaning? They’re mad? Why? Well, I would say that the people who do dress in that other way [in designer labels], they’ve just got to bring their game on.

“I’ve only met a few people here that I’ve maybe wanted to take pictures of. Johannesburg reminds me of a lot of cities, like Moscow, Buenos Aires and in Poland, places that had some kind of political or economic difficulty, or they were a communist country for a long time...A lot of the women here are very beautiful, very perfect in every way, but it lacks a certain amount of charm. It’s almost aggressive. But the kids I’ve been seeing, young adults, young, cool women and guys, they just have more charm about them. It’s everything, the way they stand, the way they look at you, the makeup’s not aggressive, the way they dress, they look beautiful, but it’s not a hard package. A little fragility I think is always more charming.”

Here is what he had to say on other topics:

On blogs and retail: “Things like blogs and the Internet are so important now. Because there are a few blogs there like mine, and Tommy’s [Tommy Ton of Jak & Jil], and some of these other people who have more international blogs. I think what blogs have been able to do is make fashion local.”

On shooting street style during Fashion Weeks: “Now there are so many people doing it, it’s not so easy. To still find new people and shoot something that’s been shot by 20 other people….Everyone now knows what Anna dello Russo wore that day. My challenge is to shoot it better, you know. To shoot it more interesting than Anna, to shoot that third-level editor that nobody took the time to shoot. So that makes that part of it more difficult than taking the chance and coming down here [to Johannesburg]. I’m still going to shoot at my level. I’m not going to water it down to come here. If I get zero, I get zero. I might only be getting one or two shots a day, which is fine.”

On Bill Cunningham: “You know, I hate to say it, I’m sure everyone thinks he’s a lovable guy, and I’m sure he is. We’ve never had a conversation. The only conversation we’ve ever had is when I’m trying to shoot someone and he says, ‘Hey, get out.’

“The only influence he’s had on me is that I want to be doing that when I’m 80. That’s the only thing. I want to be on the bike, I want to be doing that at 80.

“His photographs, I think they’re nice, they’re just a totally different style from me. I don’t think they’re bad, really just a different style. He’s really reportage, shoot, snap, he’s just going, going, going. His only influence has been in the quality of the effort he puts in and the joy — you can literally really see it on his face, the joy that he still has for fashion.

“At the same time, I think there has been this whole myth about him that’s frustrating in the sense that you know he won’t do a book, which is fine if you don’t want to do a book, but you know, if you’re not going to do a book, you can pull a hundred different images of your career.…Then when he’s gone, which I hope will be a long time from now, then those stories are gone. I mean, you know you have a certain responsibility if you’ve been there for a really important period, for 40 years, and you haven’t written very much on all that, then you have, maybe not a responsibility, but it would just be very nice to have someone go through the time period and pick out ten photographs from the Seventies, ten photographs from the Eighties and say, “All right, I remember the first time I saw someone wearing Spandex pants on a thing and I thought, oh my God, cover that girl up,” or something like that. There’s just stories he could tell that probably will never be told. We’ll lose those stories because he just doesn’t want to do it.”
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To be frank, I don't see anything wild in those paragraphs. I haven't been to Poland or Johannesburg, or Moscow, but he's right on point when it comes to Buenos Aires and their approach to beauty and style, they're all genetically blessed people but there's definitely a difference that's quite generational and that's got to do with people that were young during their coup d'etat and you do see traces of that history.. the social/class division and economic/political collapse, exactly in their aggressiveness to consume and attach themselves to their status against all odds. So you do see that natural beauty in them, but hidden behind some sort of turbulence.. and the younger generations, although they do know difficulties, do happen to have a purer, slightly more thoughtful approach to how their appearance comes across.. which makes them even better looking.

I don't know what kind of pictures he took in South Africa but lol at wealthy people getting overlooked and getting insulted about it.. speaks a lot precisely about what he's talking about.

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I thought his attitude toward Bill Cunningham was strange, considering that he seems to be mad at Bill for not acknowledging him or being rude...but he does the same to young street style photogs, from what I see written.

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i don't see why he feels it is necessary to add in the little dig about Bill Cunningham. It wasn't necessary to keep saying the word "only", even if that was the truth. if you take out the word "only", the message is still the same, but it sounds much less insulting. He just sounds like a brat to me!

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He always sounds so bitter. And if Bill Cunningham doesn't want to do a book, he's not going to do a book. That is all. (We also have a great documentary to remember him by. And maybe he isn't so concerned about making sure everyone remembers him; maybe he just likes his job.)

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He always sounds so bitter. And if Bill Cunningham doesn't want to do a book, he's not going to do a book. That is all. (We also have a great documentary to remember him by. And maybe he isn't so concerned about making sure everyone remembers him; maybe he just likes his job.)
And therein seems to lie the difference beween Scott and Bill. I watched Bill Cunningham New York last night, and there was just such joy he took in capturing these slightly off-kilter looks that point to a moment in cultural history; there's a reason why he's been awarded and lauded.

I'm not sure why Scott feels that Bill is obligated to do a book, either. As you say, TianSoFine, we'll always have this wonderful documentary to remember him by anyway.

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^ Because Scott has done two books so of course why wouldn't Bill be compelled to do a book too .

I don't find his comments re. SA particularly offensive. I think I understand what he's trying to say.

However, his comments about Bill are very passive aggressive. Which I think we all know by now is typical Scott.

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They've broken up.

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After seven wonderful years, Garance and I have decided to split.

We’ve shared so much of our creative life (and more) with you, our readers, that we thought it was right to let you know.

Our mutual respect and admiration for each other have left us still great friends.

Our time together profoundly changed both of our lives for the better and I deeply thank her for that experience.

It’s a difficult time but we are both doing ok.

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good riddance.

too mean?

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^ Nope!

Not too surprising. People who are truly in love don't need to flaunt it to the hilt on the internet.

The only reason I liked them both togethe, is because they are both obnoxious and I wouldn't wish either of them on anyone else.

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^ Couldn't agree more!

I'm laughing my way out of this thread

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I like the statement, one of the best I've seen.

Sometimes relationships do run their course ... I wish them both the best.

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good riddance.

too mean?
Nahh. My thoughts exactly.

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