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Obsession | Backyard Bill

Apr 16th, 2009 | Categories: Obsessions, Style | by Michael Williams

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: 23

23 Comments to “Obsession | Backyard Bill”

  1. greenjeans
    on Apr 16th, 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.

  2. Sam Jacobs
    on Apr 16th, 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.

  3. Jason
    on Apr 16th, 2009
    @ 5:26 PM

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

  4. Michael Williams
    on Apr 16th, 2009
    @ 5:30 PM


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


  5. Tintin
    on Apr 16th, 2009
    @ 5:34 PM

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

  6. Michael Williams
    on Apr 16th, 2009
    @ 6:05 PM

    FYI: http://fannybostromscuriosities.blogspot.com

  7. Paul Pincus
    on Apr 16th, 2009
    @ 6:15 PM

    i wanna be a hipster too.

  8. Big Kid
    on Apr 16th, 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.

  9. Sarah
    on Apr 16th, 2009
    @ 7:00 PM

    From one wannabe hipster to another…GREAT FIND.

  10. Anna
    on Apr 16th, 2009
    @ 7:51 PM

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

  11. Michael Williams
    on Apr 16th, 2009
    @ 7:53 PM

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



  12. don weir
    on Apr 16th, 2009
    @ 8:10 PM

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

  13. Sam Jacobs
    on Apr 16th, 2009
    @ 9:34 PM

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

  14. Mike
    on Apr 16th, 2009
    @ 10:44 PM

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

  15. JP
    on Apr 17th, 2009
    @ 7:58 AM

    someone has a great eye.

  16. Thom
    on Apr 17th, 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.

  17. Frederik
    on Apr 17th, 2009
    @ 2:06 PM

    Bill and Fanny rocks!!!

  18. Ivan
    on Apr 17th, 2009
    @ 2:28 PM

    I believe those jeans are made by Bugle Boy.

  19. OneUponATime
    on Apr 17th, 2009
    @ 4:46 PM

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

  20. fanny
    on Apr 18th, 2009
    @ 3:16 AM

    Yay, bill!!

  21. wmmk
    on Apr 19th, 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.

  22. Pete
    on Apr 21st, 2009
    @ 9:34 AM

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

  23. John
    on Apr 23rd, 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).