Scott Schuman

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Scott Schuman
A black and white photograph of a middle-aged, well built man carrying a camera. His hair is coiffured, and he wears manright.
Scott Schuman in Autumn 2007. Photo by Christopher Peterson.
Born Scott Schuman
(1968-11-02) November 2, 1968 (age 45)
Occupation Blogger and Journalist
Website
http://www.thesartorialist.com

Scott Schuman is an American blogger and fashion photographer who created "The Sartorialist."[1] After leaving his position as director of men's fashion at his showroom to take care of his daughter in September 2005, he began carrying a digital camera around and photographing people he saw on the street whose style he found striking. He then posted these to his blog, sometimes with short comments, always either favorable or open-minded. He is well known for photographing what have been described as 'real people.'[2]

"The Sartorialist" quickly became a regular read for fashionistas, both on the street and in the upper echelons of the industry.[citation needed] Schuman began his site with the hopes of connecting fashion and everyday street life. He was hired to do similar coverage for Condé Nast's style.com (since been replaced by Tommy Ton of the blog Jak and Jil).[3] He has covered shows during New York's Fashion Week for Saks Fifth Avenue. In 2007, he was named one of AskMen.com's Top 49 Men of the year.[4] In 2008, Schuman appeared as a model in Gap's fall campaign.[5] Schuman contributed portraits to Burberry's "Art of the Trench" marketing campaign.[6][7]

Schuman has been featured in GQ Magazine where he was given his own page in every issue for nearly four years,[citation needed] as well as work appearing in Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris and Interview Magazine. Schuman has also been commissioned to work on advertisements for various companies such as Gant by Michael Bastien, DKNY Jeans and Nespresso. An anthology of his images were published in 2009 by Penguin and since then has sold over 100,000 copies and has been translated to Korean.[citation needed] Schuman also has work residing in multiple museums from England to Tokyo.[citation needed]

A native of Indiana, Schuman once worked as a sales associate at the 1980s chain Chess King. Later he attended Indiana University, graduating with a degree in apparel merchandising and a minor in costume construction.[8] Scott Schuman has been dating the prominent French street-fashion photographer and illustrator Garance Doré since 2008.[9]

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