In 2005, Scott Schuman began blogging. His site, The Sartorialist, is proof-positive that pictures tell the story: a snapshot of someone in all their glory, a triumph of their personal style. His blog is now a book, he tells us all about it.
Schuman traces the blog's development from its beginning as a hobby, his aim to capture the city as well as the individual in each photograph; the distinction between "stylish" and "fashionable," how his selfish photographic motives ultimately benefit the subject, and that his success isn't due to his knowledge of fashion, but because he is a regular guy from the midwest.
Banner image: Schuman in action outside the Bryant Park tents during Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week, September 9, 2007. Photo: Christopher Peterson