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It seems like everyone who's ever seen a street style photograph is responding to the New York Times piece that "broke" the story wide open: Brands are allegedly placing products on street style star in a pay-for-play relationship. So what does the granddaddy of street style blogging have to say on the matter? Scott Schuman, the surly faced photog behind the Sartorialist, trusts that if the look is too contrived, it's going to show. He told Fashionista:
I don't really care where these people get their clothes from, it doesn't matter to me, it isn't going to matter 100 years from now. A good shot is a good shot. That's all I really care about. But you can tell who are the people who are going over the top to create a shot [or] to be shot. There's something about that, that, to me anyway, doesn't create a good shot. There's something very calculated about it.
He does, however, still have a soft spot for one person.
The only one [like that] I still shoot is Anna Dello Russo. Only because I think it's still so charming. She's still so touched when people shoot her and show appreciation for her. She's the only one who plays into that whole thing, but I think still has a lot of sincerity.
· Scott Schuman on the Street Style Backlash and Why He Still Shoots Anna Dello Russo [Fashionista]
· Is Product Placement in Street Style a Problem? [Racked]
· The Sartorialist Is a lot Like Victoria Beckham, According to Garance Dore [Racked]