Street Fashion Photography with The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman

If you haven’t heard of Scott Schuman or his street fashion blog, “The Satorialist,” I highly recommend you to check it out. Essentially what Scott does is roam the streets of New York City and take photos of interesting people that he meets, with an emphasis on their fashion. If anything, Scott Schuman is less a fashion photographer and more of a street photographer with an eye for fashion.

In this beautiful and 7-minute mini-documentary, Scott gives an overview of what goes through his mind when shooting on his streets as well as why he does it. As you can see he (like many of us) hasn’t had any formal training in photography, but truly has a strong passion to go out and capture what fascinates him. He is quite methodical with his work and commited as well (he has run his blog for over five years, taking photos and updating them nearly everyday).

I think we can all draw inspiration from Scott and strive to capture the beauty of everyday life. If you look through his photos, he doesn’t necessarily take photos of people who only wear high-end clothes such as Prada or Gucci–rather the ordinary everyday people on the streets who are able to put together bits and pieces to create their own unique style. In this image you can see that he has even taken an image of a construction worker’s boots. How much raw and urban can you get?

"On the Street....East 13th St., New York" - The Satorialist

What is your take on Scott Schuman and his blog? How can you take inspiration of his his style of photography? Share your thoughts with us and leave us a comment below!

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  • Yousif Jawhar

    Wow.. really loved the video and the way he does his work. Awesome stuff.. thanks for sharing.

    • ricky

      always nice to come across someone who does things a bit different! Keep up the great work, and look forward to more posts like this one!

  • Mark Forman

    Good post Eric-Scott’s blog is one of my favs. Agree with your description of him as a street shooter with eye for fashion. Great to get to know him a a little more by video.

  • David Glasco

    Scott has taken Street Photography and put his own twist on it. As a portrait and lifestyle photographer who, tries to be a Street Shooter from time to time, I certainly appreciate the way he mixes street and fashion shooting into one very appealing image. It was certainly a nice touch using the video to show us how he operates and what he is thinking as he moves about town as well. I will certainly be following Scott as he continues to show us his fashion divas.

  • Gabrielle

    AH! I. LOVE. What a fabulous short. He has some truly beautiful and insightful things to say about visual understanding and communication. My favorite was this line in the beginning: “Its almost about going out there and letting yourself fall in love everyday, letting yourself be seduced a little bit everyday.” So true. He pinpointed that wonderful, curious, excited feeling that makes your heart race, right before you lift your camera to frame it. Great post!

  • Brandon Campbell

    I love this! Wish I was half as brave as him when it comes to approaching his subjects.