Monday, June 21, 2010

On the Street....Masculine Details, Milano

Everything about this guy is truly old-school Italian: his stare, his gait, and his impeccably tailored suit. Unfortunately, upon every occasion of me raising my camera to take his portrait he would lower his head and walk away.

On my last day in Milan, I could no longer settle with sneaky shots from behind and I thought I should try one more time. I took a risk and tried to get his attention by giving a startling shout behind him in hopes that he would turn around and I could get what I needed and face the consequences. Much to my surprise, when I did capture the fortunate snap above he gave a slow wink,turned, and strolled off.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

On the Street....Ready for Summer, Milano

This week I'm in Milano, and it's already full-on summer here.

I spotted this gentlemen last summer but never got a chance to shoot him. I caught him in the late afternoon looking bit worn out from work and he was not about to let me take his photograph. After begging him in my poor Italian he finally looked me up and down and gave a simple nod. He looked just as comfortable last time wearing the same perfect blazer and crisp white shirt during the most unbearable heat. (Does he wear it everyday?)