I’ve been following Scott Schuman’s Sartorialist blog for a long time. He is famous for capturing street fashion trends. But, occasionally he’ll include capture images that seemingly nothing to do with fashion and capture a remarkable sense of place. Today, he posted an image of a “young butcher” in Asni, Morocco.
Maybe it’s just the art historian in me; I was immediately reminded of “The Butcher Shop” (c. 1580) by Annibale Carracci (Bologna, 1560 — Rome, 1609). While Annibale and his brother, Ludovico, are often remembered for their Classical Baroque work, this painting demonstrates his remarkable range of experimentation.