Schuman “left” his career (he worked as a curator for a showroom and executive for Bloomingdale’s) in the fashion world to spend more time with his daughter. As a photographer he is self-taught – and the rest is history. He works for Conde Nast’s Style.com, Wallpaper, GQ and Vogue.
In my opinion, his comment below crystallizes the success: he has a very clear point of view.
Schuman says: “When I worked in the fashion industry (15 years), I always felt that there was a disconnect between what I was selling in the showroom and what I was seeing real people (really cool people) wearing in real life.”