Scott Schuman, also affectionately known as The Sartorialist, has created a tectonic shift in the history of fashion: The widespread popularity of ‘street style’. Born out of a desire to continue being creative after deciding to be a stay at home dad, his little blogspot page The Sartorialist has ballooned into the go-to of titan fashion editors and layman alike for want of what people are actually wearing and how they are wearing it. It helps that over time both his technique and his ability have jumped leaps and bounds wherein he is now, himself, an amazing photographer who’s subtle use of light and immediate, arresting intimacy with his subject matter cast a romantic hue on all his photos. Of course, no talk on the art of the photograph would be complete without Steve McCurry whom is most famous for his stunning picture of the young Afghan Girl that appeared in National Geographic in 1985. There, in the back of a refugee camp in an Afghanistan that was then, like now, constantly at war McCurry nailed his masterpiece. Here now in a series of chats the two men wax poetic on the use of light, being in the moment, and telling a story rather than just portraying something out of context. Check out the first three clips below and be sure to see clip 4 and 5 as well. Each clip is two to four minutes long and the lessons you get will be priceless. Peace and love.
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