Legendary Street Photographer..

This is the trailer for Bill Cunningham New York the movie, a documentary about my all time favourite, the dude and daddy of street photography Bill Cunningham. Directed by Richard Press Bill Cunningham New York is out on general release in NY March 16 2011, hoping it's coming to London? Love Bill, the street is his catwalk, he's in his 80's and completely silver haired. If he were a Londoner you'd expect to see him travelling around on his Freedom Pass instead he's riding his bike around NY, holding up traffic taking pictures on pedestrian crossings. That's what we call attitude..love it!. Love listening to Bill narrate his fashion point of view in his New Yorker accent over his images On The Street his slide show column on NYtimes.com. His wealth of knowledge is, as they say *sheeesh* If you dont know him already and your into straight up's and street photography. Whether he's snapping celebrities or streetstyle or both your going to love his contribution,  his experience and his down to earth authentic approach. 


Note to Readers !

Bill dropped out of Harvard University in 1948 and moved to New York, where he initially worked in advertising. Not long after, he quit his job and struck out on his own, making hats under the name “William J.” After being drafted and serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he returned to New York and got a job writing for the Chicago Tribune. During his years as a writer, he contributed significantly to fashion journalism, introducing American audiences to Azzedine Alaia and Jean-Paul Gaultier. While working at the Tribune and at Women’s Wear Daily, he began taking photographs of fashion on the streets of New York. As the result of a chance photograph of Greta Garbo, he published a group of his impromptu pictures in the Times in December 1978, which soon became a regular series. His editor, Arthur Gelb, has called these photographs “a turning point for the Times, because it was the first time the paper had run pictures of well-known people without getting their permission.”... read the rest here

Bio courtesy of Wikipedia 

2 comments:

icequeen56 said...

I look forward to Bill's videos and pass them on to friends. He is one of a kind and the fact that he once lived at Carnegie Hall makes him all the more interesting.

Style Canteen said...

He's a character. I love his story, he's a constant inspiration! Hoping BCNY comes to London.