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!
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.
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.
“Thank you Scott, for so perfectly capturing the worldsâ€™ 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!”
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.
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!
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!
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…
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.
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.
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!