Photograph by Scott Schuman from The Sartorialist.
I read an article today in a Sydney paper about Scott Schuman and his book launch in Sydney and Melbourne. I then thought “does that mean he is in Australia at the moment??” I rushed to his blog, and found this to be the case when I stumbled across this amazing picture he took of a girl on Bondi Beach. Now, lots of people I know don’t really like fashion blogs (or don’t admit it), but I have always found that the Sartorialist was always an exception to the rule. His photos are in my mind, more than just photos of the fashion, but also the personalities or characters behind the people. This is a quality that you don’t really find on other fashion blogs where everything feels so posed.
During the time that I took photos for Capital Style** I would say that the Sartorialist was my biggest influence. I even got a 50mm lens so I could capture a similar style. Of course, my photos were never as lovely as his, but I do still feel a certain inspiration when looking at his photos. I only wish that I did take photos with more personality. Vicki always pushed for that angle, but I guess I was a bit too conservative.
I am wondering whether I should take some more fashion photos since I am in Sydney now. Or maybe when I go to Manchester? But where would I post them? As much as I like taking photos of perfect models in the form of plastic dolls, I really want to return to more portrait style photos.
**In case you wonder about Capital Style, I am taking a break from taking photos since I will not be back in Canberra for a good 7 months. Vicki is going to continue, however. :)