The Sartorialist: Birth of an image maker
Though Scott Schuman didn’t expect to settle into a career in fashion photography, the Indiana native always identified a love and appreciation for both. “Even at 29, I never thought photography was going to be something I was good at,” Schuman, now 44, says. “I wanted to be in fashion. My images work well because it’s a mix of a love of photography and a love of fashion.” The images Schuman is referencing are those found on his highly regarded fashion blog, The Sartorialist, focused on street style across the nation and across the globe. Today, Schuman says he looks for inspiration in the unexpected, focusing on capturing candid yet chic moments. But long before he picked up a camera himself, Schuman was more interested in the history of the field.