A little fragility I think is always more charming.
Here is what he had to say on other topics: On blogs and retail: Things like blogs and the Internet are so important now.
‘The thing that London does more than anywhere else is that it’s-so-bad-it’s-good thing,’ he tells me.
‘In New York, the girls want to be perfectly manicured and de-haired.
English girls love to find the most awkward thing and challenge concepts of beauty.’ A diminutive and somewhat shy Midwesterner, Schuman first started photographing stylish people in 2005 and has gone on to pioneer a genre that combines reportage with a fashion editor’s eye and an upstart sensibility.
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.
A native of Indiana, Schuman once worked as a sales associate at the 1980s chain Chess King.
In between fashion shows, checking out Soweto, venturing downtown and visiting a mall or two, he found time to talk about international street style, upping ones game and why Bill Cunningham should really do a book. Ive only met a few people here that Ive maybe wanted to take pictures of.