Obsession | Backyard Bill

Only the best things can be said about photographer William Gentle and his website Backyard Bill. The site is described as “stylish folks in their own clothes,” and features striking portraiture of good looking people with excellent personal style. It’s The Sartorialist without all the fashion editors and bokeh. It’s The Selby, but just about the clothes. Color me obsessed. Backyard Bill












Comments on “Obsession | Backyard Bill

    greenjeanson April 16, 2009 @ 5:00 PM:

    oh no. I predict much time traveling done on this site…I’ll click on it and next thing I know, I will be hours into the future.

    Sam Jacobson April 16, 2009 @ 5:02 PM:

    Not a bad site. Good photography. I don’t really agree though that the site features good looking people with excellent personal style. Most of the subjects look like they purchased their outfits from the Just for Hipsters catalog. The earlier posts are better than the newer posts in that regard.

    Jasonon April 16, 2009 @ 5:26 PM:

    It’s really too bad the site is only updated every few weeks.

    Michael Williamson April 16, 2009 @ 5:30 PM:


    Deep down I’m just a wanna be hipster — I thought that is obvious.


    Tintinon April 16, 2009 @ 5:34 PM:

    Check out Fanny’s site. I just spent about an hour there.

    Michael Williamson April 16, 2009 @ 6:05 PM:
    Paul Pincuson April 16, 2009 @ 6:15 PM:

    i wanna be a hipster too.

    Big Kidon April 16, 2009 @ 6:24 PM:

    Hipsters have infested my neighborhood. The first beard and dirty tee shirt sighting a couple of years ago was a sign of impending doom.

    Sarahon April 16, 2009 @ 7:00 PM:

    From one wannabe hipster to another…GREAT FIND.

    Annaon April 16, 2009 @ 7:51 PM:

    this is an absolute gem. also, i am incredibly fond of that gent’s 1930’s looking frames.

    Michael Williamson April 16, 2009 @ 7:53 PM:

    If I had to guess I would say those glasses are via Anglo American.



    don weiron April 16, 2009 @ 8:10 PM:

    i think i’m in love with nasrin. jesus.

    Sam Jacobson April 16, 2009 @ 9:34 PM:

    I was hoping it wasn’t true, Mike. Doesn’t make you a bad person though.

    Mikeon April 16, 2009 @ 10:44 PM:

    Any guess on what kind of jeans the man on the train tracks is rocking?

    JPon April 17, 2009 @ 7:58 AM:

    someone has a great eye.

    Thomon April 17, 2009 @ 1:33 PM:

    Well there goes another three hours. Every time I come here I find another thing worth following…which means that in a year’s time I will need an extra year to keep track of it all.

    Frederikon April 17, 2009 @ 2:06 PM:

    Bill and Fanny rocks!!!

    Ivanon April 17, 2009 @ 2:28 PM:

    I believe those jeans are made by Bugle Boy.

    OneUponATimeon April 17, 2009 @ 4:46 PM:

    Awesome. A bunch of people better looking than me and better dressed. Sweet, thanks MDub, really, thanks for the boost.

    fannyon April 18, 2009 @ 3:16 AM:

    Yay, bill!!

    wmmkon April 19, 2009 @ 8:39 PM:

    The glasses look Moscot Miltzens to me, but I could be wrong. I’m in Chicago, though, so I’ll try to swing by Anglo American soon–they look interesting.

    Peteon April 21, 2009 @ 9:34 AM:

    Legendary Work. Total Class! Photography is ‘Double Glazing’

    Johnon April 23, 2009 @ 12:17 AM:

    I love this!!! Great photography, and excellent clothing. I really like how it has that 1930’s work look. Oh and I definitely love the blond guy’s style(my exact style preference).

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