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October 13, 2010 at 7:14 pm
I love Bill Cunningham, and would adore seeing a documentary about him. He is so funny and dry!
October 13, 2010 at 7:18 pm
October 13, 2010 at 7:25 pm
such a dandy!!!
I love this guy.
October 13, 2010 at 7:28 pm
Awesome shot! The documentary isn't out on DVD yet but it'll likely be out in the next year or so. I hate that about documentaries, if you don't catch them in the random theater they are screening in, you miss out for months and months and months. SIGH. :)
October 13, 2010 at 7:37 pm
it's on netflix.
I first learned about The Sartorialist from Bill Cunningham at the NYTimes. Missed his "On the Street" column on-line for the last 2 weeks – couldn't locate it. So please post more about the documentary.
October 13, 2010 at 7:38 pm
Oh how I love this man. His "on the street" segments in the Times is the best part of Sunday mornings. He has this infectious joy and wonder and enthusiasm about life and people and style. I just love seeing life through the lens of his camera and his soul. And how elegant he still is … that special interior elegance that comes from graciousness.
Ame in DC
Don't know but I LOOOOOVES HIM!!
October 13, 2010 at 7:41 pm
i was lucky enough to see one of the sold out sessions of this documentary at the Melbourne Int Film Festival. The most inspiring and beautiful documentary i've seen in years. (just to rub it in)
October 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm
If its screened in my tiny provincial town in New Zealand then surely it can't be too difficult to catch somewhere on your side of the world?!
October 13, 2010 at 7:48 pm
It premiered at the New Directors film festival in March… maybe drop a line to Richard Press.
October 13, 2010 at 8:00 pm
wait, what documentary?
October 13, 2010 at 8:02 pm
A much deserved spotlight on a fascinating contributer to the fashion and photography world.
October 13, 2010 at 8:04 pm
no one's ever too old.
October 13, 2010 at 8:06 pm
I love that he doesn't even bother to get off his bicycle to take the shot… great picture!
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October 13, 2010 at 8:10 pm
Is that a Canon strap I see around his neck?What happened to the old Nikon?
October 13, 2010 at 8:18 pm
I thought that the Toronto Film Festival would have been a good premiere for the documentary but no cigar. I look forward to someone's concrete answer.
October 13, 2010 at 8:33 pm
No, But isn't he great??!!!
October 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm
I Love it!!!
kisses from Brazil
October 13, 2010 at 8:50 pm
Great shot of him. Gotta love that he is on a bike AND taking photos! Perfect.
October 13, 2010 at 8:52 pm
i work with him and he is as nice as he is talented!!
October 13, 2010 at 8:53 pm
Scott, I saw the blog post about the film here http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/23/behind-38/ in March and bought a ticket for the next available showing. It was definitely worth it. Perhaps this is travelling to musuems around the US or is an upcoming festival selection? I'm sure your connections will enable you to see this film. And I would love to see this film again. Bill Cunningham rocks!
October 13, 2010 at 8:56 pm
I love him…I want to know how to see the documentary too!
October 13, 2010 at 8:57 pm
Oh this is wonderful! My goal in life is to be snapped on the street by either him or you. I love his narrated slide shows!
October 13, 2010 at 9:15 pm
You can rent it on netflix!Bill Cunningham is wonderful and there is some great information on him in the New York Times archives.
Noiseless Patient Spider
Is it already out?
October 13, 2010 at 9:17 pm
or you will be able to get it from Netflix soon.
October 13, 2010 at 9:23 pm
You know that in my country is almost imposible to see someone important on a bicycle? That´s why I love countries like Holland.
October 13, 2010 at 9:26 pm
u can watch his documentary on http://video.nytimes.com/video/2010/09/18/style/1248069050418/on-the-street-views.html
All cool release on http://lemond1.blogspot.com/
October 13, 2010 at 9:27 pm
Behind the scenes of the Man behind the Camera..
marilyn c. cole
October 13, 2010 at 9:28 pm
What a shot. This is awesome.
October 13, 2010 at 9:31 pm
Bill is a legend. I would like to get my hands on the documentary too.
maybe one of these guys will get you a copy.
October 13, 2010 at 9:34 pm
I've been wondering that myself – no screenings in LA?
October 13, 2010 at 9:42 pm
BC! My hero…Fantastic capture, Scott. Were you really just this lucky or were you out working with him?
October 13, 2010 at 9:59 pm
Scott, with your credentials, you should be able to call him and ask for a print!!
October 13, 2010 at 10:04 pm
Love Bill and his feature in the Style Section of the NY Times. It's the only way I can keep tabs on the street styles of New York City. Am delighted that you, Scott, payed homage to him with a photo and ultimately your work!
The Hype Around...
Ah yes! Bill Cunningham! The man for whom we owe such a debt of gratitude for his street scenes of NYC fashion. The documentary is in limited release which means you'll be able to see it only in New York
October 13, 2010 at 10:20 pm
I see Bill every morning on my way to work standing on 5th and 57th.
He is charming and graceful. Don't let his age fool you, he is nimble on his feet and and has an incredible sharp eye.
It's funny watching the reaction of the 5th Avenue ladies when Bill fails to raise his camera when they walk by. Bill shoots according to a specific theme each week and looks past the current trends to focus on true style.
Bill Cunningham IS New York.
October 13, 2010 at 10:34 pm
Hi Scott! I found it on netflix: It's called "bill Cunningham New York.GOOD LUCK!Euciane
October 13, 2010 at 10:35 pm
i didn't know there was a documentary. Thanks Scott and thanks Vanya for the link!
October 13, 2010 at 10:55 pm
Would love to see the doc on this great man! The NYTimes did a huge story on him some years back – I wish they would publish a book of the best of his Sunday Styles photo compilations!
October 13, 2010 at 11:01 pm
October 13, 2010 at 11:40 pm
I say on a bike
October 13, 2010 at 11:45 pm
I saw the documentary at the Nantucket Film Festival, and it was absolutely wonderful. I can't help you find it, but I recommend it completely.
October 14, 2010 at 12:16 am
You can "save" it on Netflix, but it has an unknown availabilty date.
October 14, 2010 at 12:27 am
Funny because not easy to take a picture like that! But i would like to see too the nex documentary.
October 14, 2010 at 12:34 am
this guy is classic!
would love to be rocking what he is rocking at that age…
gonna wiki this dude right NOW…
Pretty Kitty Publishing
October 14, 2010 at 12:52 am
Well, what a pleasant surprise, Mr. Cunningham on a bike! This shot is a nice addition to your series of bike shots.
October 14, 2010 at 12:54 am
why do I love your photos so much? =) this one is a great one… the moment was captured really beautifully!
October 14, 2010 at 1:07 am
That's multitasking in style. Great shot of a shot.
October 14, 2010 at 1:23 am
I love that you were able to capture him capturing something.
October 14, 2010 at 1:59 am
Scott, we saw the Bill Cunningham documentary at the Sydney Film Festival earlier this year. It's truly fantastic. You'll love it!
October 14, 2010 at 2:01 am
LOVE HIM! Can't wait to find the doc., too!
October 14, 2010 at 2:08 am
Love his voice-overs for the NYT slide shows… his joie de vivre is contagious. I hope that, as I get older, I can keep looking on the world as openly and delightedly as he does.
October 14, 2010 at 2:22 am
such an iconic NYer.
October 14, 2010 at 2:25 am
Would really like to see the documentary! Amazing man!!
October 14, 2010 at 3:06 am
I love that he is still around, doing the same thing. I first saw him in 1987, standing on West Broadway. He smiled gently to my friend and I as we passed by. Such a gracious gentleman!
October 14, 2010 at 3:37 am
Wow, he's still going. I love this man.
Amazing colors – the red, blue, tan, grey. Excellent photo Scott!
October 14, 2010 at 3:49 am
Go to Abu Dhabi!!They're showing a documentary about him at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival this week.
October 14, 2010 at 4:02 am
ahh he looooves that blue jacket! spotted him at FIT exhibit in it too :)
October 14, 2010 at 4:20 am
I love cool granny…you are brilliant
October 14, 2010 at 5:19 am
October 14, 2010 at 5:25 am
Gratzie Scott..Love this guy…
October 14, 2010 at 5:26 am
amazing pic, wow! <3
O Alfaiate Lisboeta
October 14, 2010 at 5:58 am
October 14, 2010 at 6:06 am
Can you see how much he loves that bicycle? It really old style bike like my parents use to have, with the guard over the chain and really old brakes system. Its like he shined it up recently too.
He looks like an interesting person to talk too
October 14, 2010 at 6:16 am
Re: DVD on Netflix. They say, "DVD availability date unknown."
October 14, 2010 at 6:33 am
Smart casual with a pop of colour to say… "no I'm not too conservative". Well, I don't know this fellow but that's what his outfit says to me.
October 14, 2010 at 6:35 am
Bill Cunningham does not just capture beauty, he is beauty! What an amazing inspiring person. The documentary was absolutely wonderful (I saw it at the film festival here all the way in New Zealand with all my friends studying fashion with me at uni). I am buying it on DVD as soon as it comes out, absolutely recommend you do whatever you can to see it!!
October 14, 2010 at 6:50 am
I used to do some marketing work for the Times and while it was a thrill to walk into the old building where so much history has been recorded, I really swooned when I shared an elevator with Mr. Cunningham and got to tell him how much I appreciated his work. I'll keep my eye out for that documentary.
October 14, 2010 at 7:00 am
I like this moment!))
October 14, 2010 at 7:15 am
October 14, 2010 at 7:26 am
It showed at the Melbourne International Film Festival – perhaps check out the film festivals in the towns you visit? Good luck!
October 14, 2010 at 8:25 am
I love this photo, it really captures the spirit.
October 14, 2010 at 8:56 am
Wonderful shot. Love Bill's "On the Street" pieces on NYT, one of my daily vitamin requirements.
I also really appreciate the bigger statement happening here, the newer NYC staple snapping a picture of a legend of the same field, lovely.
October 14, 2010 at 9:11 am
I have seen one of his docos. Great that you managed to capture him taking a shot on his bike.
October 14, 2010 at 9:13 am
I want to see this documentary!http://www.aglassofashion.blogspot.com
very great man!http://www.aglassofashion.blogspot.com
Karen in CT
October 14, 2010 at 9:14 am
.. ALERT … it's my experience that if enough people put this documentary in their netflix queue …. it will be available ** FAST ** … so everyone, add it to your queue
Olya Nikol Pishcheva
October 14, 2010 at 9:28 am
Great shot! ~
October 14, 2010 at 9:35 am
Call him up. It's shame that you don't know him he is the first of your kind.
October 14, 2010 at 9:40 am
Oh, such a cute shot — and I love Mr. Cunningham's work! His commentary re. his photos always has such joie de vivre — it makes me happy to listen to his voice as I view his images! (-: Can't wait to see the doc…
October 14, 2010 at 10:01 am
I emailed the producer yesterday and his answer was:"It will be released in March at the Film Forum and 50 cities nationally.Thanks for your interest in it."
October 14, 2010 at 10:18 am
ah …. the trained eye …
printed promotional bags
October 14, 2010 at 10:21 am
Funny.. funny. I Love Bill Cunningham
October 14, 2010 at 11:09 am
THE MAN! :)
October 14, 2010 at 11:25 am
Thank you Scott for such a great shot! He is a true icon and a man of great talent and taste! I just adore him….L
October 14, 2010 at 11:27 am
Yes, come to Abu Dhabi for its international film festival (and for some shots of a really interesting mix of fashion and cultures). And I've got tickets for this documentary – so excited!
October 14, 2010 at 11:31 am
Years ago (around the time he was also shooting for the early version of Details magazine, if I remember that at all correctly), I happened to pass Bill Cunningham on the street and mentioned I was a fan of his work. Not gushing praise, just a passing acknowledgement. He seemed taken aback, not all that comfortable with the praise. Totally understandable, praise is always a strange thing.
proletarian Great Gatsby
October 14, 2010 at 12:17 pm
Cunningham, a dandy at work.Perfect he and the photo too.Thanks.
October 14, 2010 at 12:27 pm
i simply adore him!!!!! :)
October 14, 2010 at 1:58 pm
Seems like he has a lotta love from lotta people. I too love him. I watch for his Friday video blog every week obsessively. What a guy!
October 14, 2010 at 2:15 pm
i love his fashion videos!!!!!xo
October 14, 2010 at 2:27 pm
I just love the guy-his enthusiasm for fashion is contagious! Great photo
October 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm
The first thing I do on Monday morning when I come in to work ( in Texas) is to pull up his slide show to see what was important to him the prior week. He is so much fun to listen to and is always spot on with the trend du jour. He is a one of a kind gem.
October 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm
You can pre-order the DVD @ Amazon.com
October 14, 2010 at 3:48 pm
to buy the documentary or know where to see it contact email@example.com or tel:212 556 7741
I love your work!!! good luck
October 14, 2010 at 3:54 pm
Great shot! I love Bill Cunningham and his red Schwinn!
October 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm
"Bill Cunningham New York" is on the verge of a theatrical distribution deal and should open in theaters in New York in March 2011 and cities across the country. Pass it along and please stay tuned!!!
October 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm
"Bill Cunningham New York" is on the verge of a distribution deal and should open in theaters in New York in March 2011 and cities around the country. Pass the word and please stay tuned!!!
October 14, 2010 at 6:27 pm
Wow, its interesting that everyone seems to know him. I just thought he was a chap on a bike, similar to all the other normal non fashion people we have seen lately.
I'll have to look out for that documentary now.
October 14, 2010 at 7:47 pm
I love seeing people with a passion.
October 14, 2010 at 9:15 pm
thanks for the update on the documentary. I missed it in NY.
October 14, 2010 at 10:06 pm
My friggen hero!
October 14, 2010 at 10:22 pm
I adore Bill Cunningham! I can't wait to watch his slide shows every week. "This (is) Bill Cunningham. And this week……" His photos and his comments are so optimistic that it makes everybody so happy about life. Isn't that wonderful?
October 14, 2010 at 11:17 pm
Saw it this summer at an advance showing, absolutely FANTASTIC. What a humble legend, and true fashion visionary. When this drops you absolutely need to see it.
October 15, 2010 at 3:56 am
Great colour inspiration, I have a bike in that same red, and that blue+khaki looks so good with it. Thank you for this!
October 15, 2010 at 8:55 am
i love this photo
October 15, 2010 at 9:10 am
join the movie on facebook — and stayed tuned to all Bill news!
October 15, 2010 at 11:23 am
Mr. Cunningham please wear a helmet next time.
October 15, 2010 at 11:25 am
I just love this guy
October 15, 2010 at 12:57 pm
http://valentineavoh.blogspot.com/-diary of a fashion stylist-
October 15, 2010 at 4:32 pm
the tix for the NY showing sold out right away- so glad to hear it will be released soon.Bill is amazing in everyway!
October 15, 2010 at 6:07 pm
I love Bill Cunningham! Please tell him to WEAR A HELMET!
October 15, 2010 at 6:25 pm
Scott, love this shot!
October 15, 2010 at 7:19 pm
You can get it through Netflix
October 15, 2010 at 11:28 pm
Thank you for this one~!Bill is stellar in so many ways~!His on-going presence is our joy~!
October 16, 2010 at 9:03 am
We got this at the Melbourne International Film Festival and Bill has been a personal hero since seeing it!
October 16, 2010 at 10:27 am
I love that man. He is a genius. I believe he has revolutionized the view of fashion and style in the past 35+ yrs. He is on the same level as Coco Chanel.
October 16, 2010 at 12:09 pm
luv his ever-blue top and red bike
October 16, 2010 at 1:24 pm
I saw him AND David Byrne on their bikes in the same neighborhood last time I was in NYC!
October 16, 2010 at 3:49 pm
great Bill, great Scott !!!!!
October 16, 2010 at 11:42 pm
i love Bill Cunningham! Such a great eye for what's going on in the city…
October 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm
One of the greats! To answr an earlier query, Bill appears to be using a Nikon FM2, (or possibly FM2n), which is his signature camera. It's not at all unusal to use another manufacturer's strap. 35mm film has much to offer in fashion serendipity and street style. Sartortial splendour in the hands on one of the great masters – a great cameo on this blog.
October 17, 2010 at 10:02 pm
Definitely a master photographer. But Scott, I thought you already saw the movie at the Festivals…?
It's downloadable. I think.
October 17, 2010 at 10:26 pm
We haven't been exposed much to Bill Cunningham's work in Australia, but by reading all the comments and links I'll definately be doing some research.Hey Scott, this could be a portrait of you in 40 years time! :-)Ciao, L. x x
October 18, 2010 at 1:14 am
the documentary is being showed on during the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, I'm actually going to watch it tonight!
check the festival's officical website as I believe there is a link to Mubi where they will show all the films they had on the fest!!
October 18, 2010 at 7:36 am
damn gangsta ass shoes
October 18, 2010 at 2:43 pm
I never thought of it but I guess he is the spiritual father to the fashion bloggers. I love how he can watch millions go by but find a shift here, a tweak there, and other barometers for fashion, weather and the mood of the NY mind.
October 18, 2010 at 2:46 pm
I saw Bill Cunningham New York at the Melborne International Film Festival. His knowledge of the history of fashion is enclycopaedic. He is also a delightful and utterly charming man and I was on a high for days after seeing this doco. Long may Bill live !
October 18, 2010 at 6:49 pm
Bill Cunningham is the first thing I look at in the Sunday NY times. He is so enthusiastic, it's contagious.
the Citizen Rosebud
October 19, 2010 at 8:50 am
i remember reading about it and then nothing. if you find out it can be rented, please please share! would so LOVE to see the doc about him. A very inspiring man.
October 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm
Well, you snapped a picture of him. Ask him!http://www.imeanwhat.com for more news about fashion and Katy Perry's new perfume. Eek.
October 20, 2010 at 3:05 am
Please ask him what the shoes are.
October 20, 2010 at 5:49 am
What a cool old gentleman.
October 20, 2010 at 12:33 pm
love this man, and what a worker!
October 23, 2010 at 9:48 am
I believe it's playing in Honolulu (at the Hawaii International Film Festival) tomorrow…last minute flight?
October 24, 2010 at 10:19 am
The documentary just won the award for "Best Documentary by a New Director" at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. I felt quite lucky to be able to catch this insightful film at the festival — with its celebration of the man himself, plus highlighting of New York and emphasis on celebrating individual fashion choices across gender & ethnic lines.
October 25, 2010 at 12:54 am
I love this photo!
October 27, 2010 at 3:16 am
It's playing at the Brisbane International Film Festival in a couple of weeks if you fancy a trip to Australia.
November 1, 2010 at 9:54 am
Zeitgeist Films will open the film at New York’s Film Forum on March 16, 2011 with a national release to follow.
November 11, 2010 at 8:54 pm
Awww Bill Cunningham! I'm always on the look out for him! He's so wonderful and he still shoots in film right?
December 31, 2010 at 8:49 pm
This photographer just warms my heart every time I see him! He looks just so adorable to see him continuing his work.
f ashioncont a gious
June 4, 2012 at 11:25 am
I literally worship Bill Cunningham. Such an amazing and talented soul.