After launching the now famous "Sartorialist" blog in 2005, Scott Schuman has emerged as an influential force in the world of fashion. A self-taught photographer, Schuman shoots for publications including French Vogue, American GQ, Fantastic Man and Elle, and a growing list of advertising clients. He has also shown his work at the New York photo gallery The Danziger Projects and appeared in the GAP Style Icon campaign in the fall of 2008. He has been named the number one fashion photography trend by American Photo magazine, as well as one of Time magazine’s top 100 design influencers. Penguin published an anthology of his favorite photographs in 2009. The hardcover collection is aptly entitled, "The Sartorialist."
Question: If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
Scott Schuman: No, they can be dead. Well that would be boring. I don’t… I think it would be maybe like Pablo Picasso. I think he was probably crazy. I mean I know he was crazy. I think everyone says he was crazy, so I think you just wouldn’t know what would happen at dinner and I’d love to talk to him about art and how he challenged himself and was always trying to look for a new way of expressing his artistic… his artistic expression or whatever, but I think he also would probably do something crazy at dinner and that would be fun, maybe him and Tracy Morgan.
Recorded on December 2, 2009