Friday, January 7, 2011

the visual life

As seen on The Sartorialist blog...

I'm fascinated by this documentary featuring Scott Schuman (aka The Sartorialist). I've been following his blog for quite some time now and I'm always inspired by his photos. The focus of the blog is definitely and most obviously on clothes and the people who wear them. But what I've been most impressed by is how Scott manages to notice even the most subtle details in the people walking along the streets of New York, or Milan, or Paris. Most of us, yours truly included, are so caught up in our own world that we often times fail to notice all the interesting beautiful little elements we encounter on a day to day basis. For me especially, my pace seems always hurried -- rushing from one place to another, thinking of the next thing on the list as I busy myself with other tasks. Many times, it does seem like I am busily buzzing along, hardly taking in my surroundings.

Scott talks about taking the time to "let yourself fall in love, be seduced everyday" by all the things and people we encounter, if even for only a brief moment. He speaks of really "being" in the world we're in, experiencing it, taking it in, relating to it and reacting to what we're seeing.

So never mind that this documentary is actually a marketing tool for Intel's new visual life campaign. Scott's message was one that resonated with me...


  1. Ya, he's definitely attractive. And he's got an equally sexy and fashionable gf in Garance Dore, another blogger.