His girlfriend Garance Dore (who is a celebrated streetsyle photographer herself) is also included as one of his subjects. Why? Her versatility in dressing up/down and her mix-and-match philosophy frequently yields a successful outcome and a stunning look.
I particularly adore his play on striking similarities (silhouettes, color palette, patterns etc) between his two very different subjects, compared side by side. This seems to be a recurring feature throughout the book. It makes me think again about what is immaculate style when a construction worker's boots look equally 'high fashion' sitting next to its feminine counterpart next page. The girls in the kimono with whimsical prints also have something vaguely familiar with the girl in the polka dot maxi skirt with lace trimming (the silhouette, among others)...
Mr Schuman also has been travelling not just to the typical big fashion cities but to unexpected areas like Pennsylvania, discovering surprising elements like the little Mennonite girl with a floral apron, bare feet and a face that could tell a hundred different stories.
And of course his photos are mostly stylistically inspiring, especially with the images of gentlemen in impeccable suits (linen suits, no less), rugged beard, a set of graying hair and still looking like he's better dressed than anyone could ever be....
words by Hafidzudin