Quote, Unquote… | From The Sartorialist. A Visual Life

People watching is one of my favourite activities and street style bloggers like Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist, Tommy Ton of Jak & Jil and Yvan Rodic of Face Hunter have made a name for themselves documenting the stylish people that they meet on the street. Recenetly, Schuman was the subject of a short documentary that discusses how he captures those fleeting moments of everyday beauty.

One of my favourite lines from the film (and the image it evokes):

“Milan hasn’t changed, Paris hasn’t changed, New York hasn’t changed. So I don’t think [the internet]’s really homogenized but I do think it’s given us what I like to call a digital park bench.”

-The Sartorialist Scott Schuman, on the internet and its perceived homogenizing effect



About Septembre

Septembre Anderson is a passionate journalist, cultural critic and public intellectual. Her work has appeared in Flare, FASHION Magazine, TheKit.ca, Complex Canada, Vice Canada and Huffington Post Canada.
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2 Responses to Quote, Unquote… | From The Sartorialist. A Visual Life

  1. jeana says:

    i am somewhat at odds with this quote as the internet has functioned to universalize our different ‘lenses’ and how information and bodies are compartmetalized;presented, packaged, marketed and distributed within the constructs of white, male patriarchy & global dominance.
    Thank you.

    • Septembre says:

      How you view the quote and the globalizing effect of the internet depends on the lens you choose to interpret the concept with.

      I feel the internet, like money, is neither a good or bad thing. It’s just a thing. How people choose to use that thing makes it good or bad.

      However, we are each entitled to our own opinions and I thank you for sharing yours.

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