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September 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm
Amazing !! An eminence !
September 18, 2012 at 3:43 am
his dedication is moving :)
September 18, 2012 at 7:05 am
He is amazing :)
September 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm
i really like hims pic!!
the Original. Brilliant and unpretentious
September 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm
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September 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm
What the what… has he really gone digital?
September 17, 2012 at 7:26 pm
September 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm
Such a gentleman. Loved the documentary on him on Netflix. I heart Bill.
September 19, 2012 at 3:47 am
Unfortunately I can’t access Netfix from Australia, that sucks !
September 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm
He’s Genius! Love him X
September 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm
Bill Cunningham is the Dean of glamour photography and glad to see him doing his thing… and putting his lasting impression on this trade.
September 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm
What a beautiful picture.
September 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm
September 17, 2012 at 8:32 pm
Oh, thank you for capturing that look of unadulterated joy. So beautiful.
une chatte grise
September 17, 2012 at 11:56 pm
That’s pretty much exactly what I was thinking, too. :)
Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris Blog
The father of the Street Style…
September 17, 2012 at 8:38 pm
Bill is The Man. While watching the documentary about him (Bill Cunningham New York), my heart just melted all over the floor. I would so love to meet this man.
September 17, 2012 at 8:41 pm
LOVE him – living legend, and so stylish too!
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
September 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm
Love Mr. Cunningham! Such a sweet man and street fashion’s historian. I’ve seen the documentary about him – just wonderful.
September 17, 2012 at 8:45 pm
He is and always be my true inspiration!
September 17, 2012 at 8:47 pm
I also snapped Bill at NYFW. He is, of course, fantastic and as much an icon as the people he’s photographed.
September 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm
September 17, 2012 at 8:49 pm
What a charming picture of him. I would love to see you guys work together, do a series of street style shots together, imagine a co-authored book!
Lovely of you to photograph him.
September 17, 2012 at 8:51 pm
Hope I look that good at 83 !
September 17, 2012 at 8:53 pm
I love the fact that he wears that classic utilitarian jacket over and over again, while he searches for an individual’s self-expression through clothes on the street. It says a lot about him. Long live Bill Cunningham!
I love Bill Cunningham! Just watched a documentary on him about a week ago. He is so heart-breakingly kind.
September 17, 2012 at 8:55 pm
What i really like in this photo is the smile that it is so characteristic from him. he looks like an happy child doing him passion like it is was the first time over and over again. i feel the same when doing my work. you did capt it so well in the right moment.
Gray Cat Can Fly
September 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm
He is absolutely amazing. Great New Yorker!
September 17, 2012 at 9:00 pm
Does he still use film for all his work?? Anyone know – im just curious
September 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm
That is a Digital Nikon in the photograph.
September 17, 2012 at 9:14 pm
September 17, 2012 at 9:18 pm
An icon and a gentleman.
September 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm
Bill is the best!…..I love Bill:)
September 18, 2012 at 11:56 am
He’s the best!
September 17, 2012 at 9:46 pm
Love him. I looked all over Paris for those work jackets of his.
September 17, 2012 at 9:52 pm
Scott, you did it! You nabbed a really great shot of Bill Cunningham! Beautiful, magnificent, on-the-scene portrait! He’s so lovely.
September 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm
I adore this man more than I can say. Legend.
September 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm
I bow to the Master!
September 17, 2012 at 10:03 pm
This is really cute! Love his smile! :)
September 17, 2012 at 10:07 pm
Such an inspiration…
September 17, 2012 at 10:11 pm
Loved being introduced to him via the documentary. Darling man!
September 17, 2012 at 10:15 pm
This smile made my day. This simple picture is such an amazing example of how to age gracefully by doing what you love…
September 18, 2012 at 3:05 am
Yes, yes, yes! Unpretentious, always following his passion, beautiful (outside and in). This is what LOVE looks like! Thank you Scott, for so perfectly capturing the worlds’ precious Bill, and his childlike joy while in the midst of it all! This is what sheer JOY looks like at any age. Absolute un-self consious bliss!
Ralph Lauren is famous for buying a waiters perfect jacket off the waiters back while dining, say, in Italy, to tear apart and reinvent for his line. I wonder if he hasn’t begged Bill to copy his ‘Blue Bill” jacket….and named it just that!
We shall see.
Scott, you must be as thrilled as we are with this delightful shot.
September 18, 2012 at 8:33 am
You said it so perfectly:
“Thank you Scott, for so perfectly capturing the worlds’ precious Bill, and his childlike joy while in the midst of it all! This is what sheer JOY looks like at any age. Absolute un-self consious bliss!”
You spoke my heart.
September 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm
I love this! You seem to have captured *him* perfectly – wonderful shot.
September 17, 2012 at 11:00 pm
Wow! What an honor!
September 17, 2012 at 11:24 pm
Love him. Love this shot. Brilliant.
September 17, 2012 at 11:29 pm
New York Legend :)
tutrend.com - Claudia Gontovnik
September 17, 2012 at 11:46 pm
He is an inspiration in all the full sense of the word!
September 17, 2012 at 11:53 pm
I LOVE YOU BILL!!!!
SJZ @ The Nightfly (music blog)
September 18, 2012 at 12:06 am
I love this man!
I watched the beautiful 2011 doc (directed by Richard Press) about B.C. on Hulu recently – highly recommended!!!
September 18, 2012 at 12:12 am
just saw documentary about him last night, so I can answer the Q that yes, he still uses film (or did when documentary was made). What an interesting man — lives like a monk, to feed what Mr. Schuman has termed ‘visual greed’. And it seems to feed him right back.
September 18, 2012 at 12:29 am
I heart Bill Cunningham! The original Sartorialist! Such a wonderful attitude and personality. I loved the documentary about him. He’s always lived his life on his terms and is still going strong, good for him!
September 18, 2012 at 12:35 am
Aw, he looks like such a sweetheart!
September 18, 2012 at 1:12 am
This man is so quite in his passion for working, so peaceful !
September 18, 2012 at 1:13 am
I love this. This is the future of fashion, but still the present.
September 18, 2012 at 1:33 am
i love this shoot
September 18, 2012 at 1:35 am
you in 40 years Scott =)
September 18, 2012 at 2:02 am
One of the last who really understands and appreciates fashion
September 18, 2012 at 2:17 am
Ahh, what a great picture!
September 18, 2012 at 2:48 am
Un caballero. Una leyenda.
This is Belgium
September 18, 2012 at 3:19 am
this shot is fantastic, it is more than just a picture
it shows the man and who he is
September 18, 2012 at 3:31 am
Perfect shot of him! So sweet and heartwarming. I think we all fell in love with him a little more with that documentary, and now every image of him is just that much sweeter.
Brilliant! That’s a nice snapshot.
September 18, 2012 at 3:33 am
A smile seems to work magic on every body the more you smile the more brighter your life becomes.
September 18, 2012 at 3:34 am
Old and healthy! He must have been cute in his youth. Nice shot!
September 18, 2012 at 3:39 am
It is like he was caught by surprise, but it come out real well. Was he a photographer? and if yes that is brilliant making good use of his talent even in his old years.
September 18, 2012 at 3:48 am
He is legend!
September 18, 2012 at 4:08 am
Pure class. The one and only.
September 18, 2012 at 4:09 am
Amazing old grandpa. He looks so charming in that navy blue jacket. I really love his outfit.
September 18, 2012 at 4:23 am
Just love Bill to bits! He is such a gentleman and continues to re-see fashion the way it should be. Love the way he constantly is delighted by what he finds on the street. Every city could do with a Bill!
September 18, 2012 at 4:36 am
As ever – on his quest for beauty…
September 18, 2012 at 5:11 am
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September 18, 2012 at 5:24 am
a true Gentleman in this fashion sea of impolite fashion world.
September 18, 2012 at 5:29 am
Oh the joy on his face. He is truly an artist.
THE STEL STYLE
September 18, 2012 at 5:43 am
I like his pictures!!!
September 18, 2012 at 6:07 am
Love this. Love his passion!
September 18, 2012 at 6:18 am
What a legend!!!
September 18, 2012 at 7:43 am
This man is a living New York treasure .
In our youth-obsessed culture, he shows how age can earn profound respect. Life does not end at 25 .
Cent’anni , Bil Cunningham .
September 18, 2012 at 7:46 am
The ever young at heart Mr Cunningham. I watched the documentary about his work/passion many times. Bravo !
September 18, 2012 at 7:50 am
I’m truly curious as to what is the lens he is using. He’s a true testament that you don’t need those biggie lens to produce good images.
September 18, 2012 at 7:56 am
Bill is such a genuine person. Truly a legend !
September 18, 2012 at 8:17 am
I love how his love for his work is just obvious in his expression – perfect.
Sea and Swank
September 18, 2012 at 8:25 am
I am a BIG fan of Bill Cunningham. I greatly enjoyed the documentary on him. Such a beautiful person. An angel from heaven!
September 18, 2012 at 8:43 am
Words escape me. The photo speaks for itself.
September 18, 2012 at 8:45 am
what a lovely man….he took my photo and it appeared on the cover of WWD years ago..i also stop to say hello when i see him
September 18, 2012 at 9:05 am
Bill, I love you so, I always will.
I look at you and see the passion eyes of May.
Oh, but am I ever gonna see my wedding day?
Marry me Bill!
September 18, 2012 at 9:16 am
Thank you Scott for featuring BC ! I am a looooong admirer of his work and always waiting impatiently for his work to show up in the Times (print and on line).
Thank you Mr. Cunningham for your wonderful and contagious joy you bring while doing your work.
I love love love love love love love love love love it !
September 18, 2012 at 9:22 am
great!!! love this picture
September 18, 2012 at 9:33 am
Now *that* is how you hold a camera!
September 18, 2012 at 9:38 am
I love him!!!
September 18, 2012 at 9:54 am
BC thru the eyes of SS !
Thank you both for your wonderful dedication to the fashion world and beyond.
I looooooove BC and would really hope to meet him one day.
Every time I am in the city I would go to the streets where he often photograph so I can take a picture of him and tell him in person how inspiring he is.
I have not met him in person yet but one day, I hope…
September 18, 2012 at 10:53 am
September 18, 2012 at 10:56 am
Great respect for Mr. Cunningham. I admire him.
September 18, 2012 at 11:51 am
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September 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm
Bill is a pioneer in this field of sartorialists. Kudos to the observers and performers for giving us positive news feeds daily.
September 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm
Oh Mr. Cunningham, I so envy YOU!!!
September 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm
Great to see Mr Cunningham doing what he is so good at!
September 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm
Lovely man, the photo really gives a reflection of how much he loves this!
Lindsay Sue Johnson
September 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm
I saw Bill on Sunday night shooting the windows at Bergdorfs. Can’t wait to see the photos!
September 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm
There is alot to be said for the uniform style that Mr. Cunningham chooses. I recall how perry ellis used to wear only a white button down and khakis….his closet full of them. he always looked good. same for Mr. C: pared down simplicity, zen style. somewhat of a poke in the eye to the fashion obsessed.
September 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm
He is just fabulous beyond words!!!
September 18, 2012 at 4:38 pm
Love that this photo tells the story of Bill’s true joy for his profession. Excellent capture!
September 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm
September 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm
Brilliant shot of The Icon…
September 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm
One of my prized possessions is a 1985 NY Times “STYLE” page that Mr. Cunningham photographed. It has a photo of a Kansai Yamamoto outfit that I had designed the graphics for when I was working and living in Tokyo.
I seem to have aged, yet BC seems the same!!
victor john penner
September 18, 2012 at 7:18 pm
Thank you Scott for posting a shot of the MASTER happy at work in his element. Hope fashion week was a blast. B
September 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm
The original…he never makes his art about him…always the art..so rare these days
September 18, 2012 at 11:08 pm
I always love bumping into Bill in the city. He is always so friendly.
September 19, 2012 at 4:56 am
it’s the second time I see him with a “cheap” nikon dslr…haha really shows its not about the cameras! I do believe is using digital for his “on the street now”. Anyways funny to see he using an older lens that he probably needs to focus manually…you need to be quick…kids, watch and learn!
September 19, 2012 at 5:00 am
Great picture of the devoted photographer :-) His dedication to capture fashion and tendencies are truly amazing.
September 19, 2012 at 5:06 am
I know this is a strange question, however, does anyone know what sort of camera and lens old Bill is working with? thanks.
September 19, 2012 at 5:14 am
I like the vision for his eyes
September 19, 2012 at 12:34 pm
Keep rocking Bill!!!!!!!
You are an inspiration, for the way you live your work.
September 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm
I love Bill. Great photo of him!
September 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm
can we love bill c. any more than we already do…oh yes we can! great shot of a legend – he’s simply a joy to look at.
September 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm
September 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm
In the above picture he’s using a Nikon with a guide mode (the green setting on the wheel), so a D3100 or D3200, both good, cheap entry-level DSLR’s.
The lens is a little thing, tempted to say the 35mm, but they scale up on those bodies, so maybe something smaller with only manual focus.
September 19, 2012 at 11:58 pm
It is an earlier generation AF lens.
Could be a 35 or a 28 (or maybe using a 24 with the sensor crop
September 19, 2012 at 5:11 pm
My Man//example of Passion,Dedication to WORK.
September 19, 2012 at 7:26 pm
Yeah, I heard he’s using Nikon D-SLRs nowadays. I am curious to know the lens he uses though. Love this guy’s work. Loved the documentary too.
September 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm
I love Bill Cunningham! What a fun job he has!
September 19, 2012 at 11:46 pm
How’s the smile, he truly enjoys his work. What a legend. A true inspiration. And it’s not about the gear; he’s happy as mud using an amateur body – gold.
September 20, 2012 at 7:39 am
One of my hero. Thanks Scott for that beautiful picture.
September 20, 2012 at 7:42 am
One of my hero. Thanks Scott for this beautiful picture.
September 20, 2012 at 9:54 am
a man who needs no introduction.
i met bill at the antonio lopez gallery exhibit in soho yesterday.
he doesn’t disappoint – every bit as charming as you’d expect.
September 20, 2012 at 10:07 am
Thank you for publishing such a great picture of a NYC icon. And here is a picture of you two together:
I hope you enjoy!
September 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm
love Love LOVE him! If I could adopt him as my grandpa, I would in a heartbeat!
September 22, 2012 at 6:26 am
September 25, 2012 at 8:20 am
He is an inspiration to me.
September 25, 2012 at 8:47 am
His spirit is ageless! I see the eager young boy sitting there waiting to capture a few brilliant shots of lovely ladies in gorgeous clothes…
September 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm
living legend, my mentor
love his work and him !
October 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm
Bill’s moved to a dSLR?
October 6, 2012 at 2:34 am
Such a beautiful person. Humble, genuine, sharp and fun! No “la-di-da” the clothes speak for themselves for him!
October 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm
Look at his eyes!! :)
Barão da polo
October 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm
Camisas Ralph Lauren é na barão da polo
March 15, 2013 at 1:32 am
Hands down, he’s the man
May 2, 2013 at 5:46 am
He is the man.
September 11, 2014 at 8:11 pm
I admire him!!!He is an awesome man !!!
September 15, 2014 at 1:21 pm
This is such a great shot of Bill! You definitely captured his essence!
August 27, 2015 at 4:05 am