Thursday, March 31, 2011

This is why photographers should never speak.

I've let that February New York Mag piece on lovebird bloggers, Garance Dore and The Sartorialist, linger... but I always come back for a couple reasons.

I admit, two bloggers with similar mission statements and similar aesthetics that start dating, well, yes, what an adorable concept! But there is something so vapid about these two. From one of their many pathetic quotes:

“I was a big fan,” says DorĂ©. “Sometimes when I was looking at Scott’s pictures, I wanted to be with him. I wanted to be on his shoulder.” DorĂ© looks at Schuman with a bit of a blush. “I don’t know if I ever said that to you. But it’s because of the light.”

Their narcissism, that picture, how he has now just sexualized her style and the usual man shaping a woman are all just disgusting. The truth is, he's in love with changing her image. She's in love with him giving her an image. And together they are in love with themselves. Yuck.