The Sartorialist Shooting Fashion Photos on the Streets of Tokyo

Here’s an interesting behind-the-scenes mini-documentary showing Scott Schuman (AKA “The Sartorialist“) shooting his street fashion photographs in Tokyo, Japan. Unlike many street photographers, Schuman first approaches his subjects and asks for permission.

We featured a different BTS video showing Schuman at work back in January.

(via Doobybrain)

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  • Anonymous

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  • Aaro Keipi

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who says “One more picture!” then snaps 4 or 5 more.

  • Felipe Manga

    A bit funny how he has a grip on his camera, shoots mostly portrait, yet he doesn’t use the grip’s trigger.

    I also found it interesting that he not only asks for permission, but he actually poses each subject. Since he spends a good amount of time shooting each subject rather than just taking a snapshot and walking off, the (80mm L? for full-body portraits??? o_O) prime lens doesn’t get in the way. He takes his time to walk around and get the composition the way he wants it.

    In my experience, the AF-confirmation beep can be really distracting for the person being photographed, yet he leaves it on.

    Hiding from the subject and sneaking back to take the picture seams like a nice technique for getting a more relaxed expression even after asking for permission and posing.