Sunday, 8 April, 2012
I’ve only “known” the great photographer Bill Cunningham for a few days from watching the documentary “Bill Cunning New York”. From this one documentary alone and the testimonies from many people in the doc, I believe his visual contributions and the examples he set (ethics as a reporter and his work over the years) has taught me personally a lot. See also NYT “Bill on Bill” and also “The Picture Subjects Talk Back”.
I am delighted to add Bill to my list of Great minds of our time along the likes of Richard Feynman, Ronald Coase & Steve Cheung, Bill Buxton, and Warren Buffett.
Have a watch of “Bill Cunning New York” and you will see why. The film is on Netflex (US), iTune, Amazon, and on DVD. Here is the Bill Cunningham New York Trailer
March 7, 2012 Guardian, “Bill Cunningham – New York’s king of street style“
Check out Bill’s NYT Video “On the Street”
Movie reviews: Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Roger Ebert
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Wednesday, 4 April, 2012
Ready to be wowed by Bill Cunningham New York over dinner! Here is a trailer.
Sunday, 18 September, 2011
I love the Bill Cunningham New York trailer. If you enjoy fashion, I dare you to not love it. Hope it will be screened in Calgary but I suspect I’ll have to watch it on DVD.
Love this Anna Wintour quote in the trailer, “We all get dressed for Bill.” “He has been documenting me since I was a kid. And it is one snap, two snap, or he ignores you, which is death.”
[HT Alice Schroeder for the movie link and the recommendation, "just saw Bill Cunningham New York, surely will win an Oscar. Fantastic."]
P.S. At press time, it is 98% Fresh.
“Do not make the mistake of calling Bill Cunningham a “fashion photographer.” He is a photographer of people and what they wear. Don’t call him a “paparazzo.” He doesn’t know who half the celebrities are and doesn’t care. He’s genuinely fascinated by what people wear — not by haute couture, but by what makes people feel good about themselves. He cycles to social events and openings, to street fairs and parades, to parks and markets, and will stop in the middle of the street if he spots an interesting hat.”