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  1. PaolaGuerra

    September 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Amazing !! An eminence !

  2. Gon

    September 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    i really like hims pic!!

  3. hudson

    September 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    the Original. Brilliant and unpretentious

  4. Martha

    September 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Living fashion.

  5. Sarah

    September 17, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Love him!

  6. Eric

    September 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    What the what… has he really gone digital?

  7. abigail

    September 17, 2012 at 7:26 pm

  8. BabsyD

    September 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Such a gentleman. Loved the documentary on him on Netflix. I heart Bill.

    • Aussiegus

      September 19, 2012 at 3:47 am

      Unfortunately I can’t access Netfix from Australia, that sucks !

  9. Lauren

    September 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    He’s Genius! Love him X

  10. Philip

    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.

  11. anonymous

    September 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    What a beautiful picture.

  12. Sarah Bump

    September 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    the best!

  13. Sue

    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. :)

  14. Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris Blog

    September 17, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    The father of the Street Style…

  15. Ashley

    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.

  16. Daisy Nguyen

    September 17, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    LOVE him – living legend, and so stylish too!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  17. pipsqueak

    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.

  18. Manu Hébrard

    September 17, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    He is and always be my true inspiration!

  19. simbarashe

    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.

  20. Julie Prichard

    September 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm


  21. Natasha Fatah

    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.
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  22. Brian

    September 17, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Hope I look that good at 83 !

  23. Mar

    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!

  24. Alicia

    September 17, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I love Bill Cunningham! Just watched a documentary on him about a week ago. He is so heart-breakingly kind.

  25. João Mota

    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.

  26. Gray Cat Can Fly

    September 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    He is absolutely amazing. Great New Yorker!

  27. Acacia

    September 17, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Does he still use film for all his work?? Anyone know – im just curious

    • Chris Whiteman

      September 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      That is a Digital Nikon in the photograph.

  28. Sue

    September 17, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    So charming!

  29. Dorothy

    September 17, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    An icon and a gentleman.

  30. gigi

    September 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Bill is the best!…..I love Bill:)

    • Patricia

      September 18, 2012 at 11:56 am

      He’s the best!

  31. jett

    September 17, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Love him. I looked all over Paris for those work jackets of his.

  32. Nansosi

    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.

  33. Kate

    September 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I adore this man more than I can say. Legend.


  34. Bong

    September 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I bow to the Master!

  35. Stephanie

    September 17, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    This is really cute! Love his smile! :)


  36. Amanda

    September 17, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Such an inspiration…

  37. Anne Mellino

    September 17, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Loved being introduced to him via the documentary. Darling man!

  38. CultureShockArt

    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…

    • annabella

      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.

      Thank you,

      • Nansosi

        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.

  39. Jane

    September 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I love this! You seem to have captured *him* perfectly – wonderful shot.

  40. Diane

    September 17, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Wow! What an honor!

  41. lexi

    September 17, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Love him. Love this shot. Brilliant.

  42. MJey

    September 17, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    New York Legend :)

  43. - Claudia Gontovnik

    September 17, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    He is an inspiration in all the full sense of the word!

  44. Kristi

    September 17, 2012 at 11:53 pm


  45. 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!!!!watch/295711

  46. Zyx

    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.

  47. Tamera

    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!

  48. McKenzie

    September 18, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Aw, he looks like such a sweetheart!

  49. Serdane

    September 18, 2012 at 1:12 am

    This man is so quite in his passion for working, so peaceful !

  50. Tiffany Park

    September 18, 2012 at 1:13 am

    I love this. This is the future of fashion, but still the present.

  51. Irene's Closet

    September 18, 2012 at 1:33 am

    i love this shoot


  52. suzy

    September 18, 2012 at 1:35 am

    you in 40 years Scott =)

  53. Maria

    September 18, 2012 at 2:02 am

    One of the last who really understands and appreciates fashion

  54. TraN

    September 18, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Ahh, what a great picture!


  55. Balenciagaforever

    September 18, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Un caballero. Una leyenda.

  56. 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

  57. Nomadic D

    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.

  58. Tammara Shelley

    September 18, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Brilliant! That’s a nice snapshot.

  59. Vicki Fields

    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.

  60. Bobbie Hurst

    September 18, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Old and healthy! He must have been cute in his youth. Nice shot!

  61. Stacey Sweeney

    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.

  62. Margherita

    September 18, 2012 at 3:48 am

  63. Highland Fashionista

    September 18, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Pure class. The one and only.

  64. Ty Walter

    September 18, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Amazing old grandpa. He looks so charming in that navy blue jacket. I really love his outfit.

  65. i4Grace

    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!

  66. marym

    September 18, 2012 at 4:36 am

    As ever – on his quest for beauty…


    September 18, 2012 at 5:11 am

    “The Legend”

  68. Laura

    September 18, 2012 at 5:21 am

  69. mMore

    September 18, 2012 at 5:24 am

    a true Gentleman in this fashion sea of impolite fashion world.

  70. Khoai

    September 18, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Oh the joy on his face. He is truly an artist.


    September 18, 2012 at 5:43 am

    I like his pictures!!!

  72. African Fashion

    September 18, 2012 at 6:07 am

  73. Michael Richards

    September 18, 2012 at 6:18 am

    What a legend!!!

  74. Francisco

    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 .

  75. Sevan

    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.

  77. Angelea Cheong

    September 18, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Bill is such a genuine person. Truly a legend !

  78. Susie

    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

  79. Eva

    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!

  80. debbie

    September 18, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Words escape me. The photo speaks for itself.

  81. CBC

    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

  82. 237kmg

    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!

  83. Elzsa

    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 !

  84. patricia

    September 18, 2012 at 9:22 am

    great!!! love this picture

  85. jpc

    September 18, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Now *that* is how you hold a camera!

  86. Caroline

    September 18, 2012 at 9:38 am

    I love him!!!

  87. Elzsa

    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…

  88. cecilia

    September 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

    lovely man

  89. Lucy Loui

    September 18, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Great respect for Mr. Cunningham. I admire him.

  90. Boong

    September 18, 2012 at 11:51 am


  91. Steffi

    September 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm


  92. John

    September 18, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    My hero.

  93. Meg

    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.

  94. Carlita

    September 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Oh Mr. Cunningham, I so envy YOU!!!

  95. Angela

    September 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Great to see Mr Cunningham doing what he is so good at!

  96. Eva

    September 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Lovely man, the photo really gives a reflection of how much he loves this!

  97. 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!

  98. Michael

    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.

  99. carole

    September 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    He is just fabulous beyond words!!!

  100. Shannon Elle

    September 18, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Love that this photo tells the story of Bill’s true joy for his profession. Excellent capture!

  101. BirthofTheKool

    September 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    The Godfather

  102. Lindy702

    September 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Brilliant shot of The Icon…

  103. TEST/model magazine

    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

  104. Bernadette

    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

  105. phoebe

    September 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    The original…he never makes his art about him…always the rare these days

  106. Bohemian Style

    September 18, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I always love bumping into Bill in the city. He is always so friendly.

  107. alex

    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!

  108. camilla

    September 19, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Great picture of the devoted photographer :-) His dedication to capture fashion and tendencies are truly amazing.

  109. Jenson

    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.

  110. chuck

    September 19, 2012 at 5:14 am

    I like the vision for his eyes

  111. Jose Antonio

    September 19, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Keep rocking Bill!!!!!!!
    You are an inspiration, for the way you live your work.

  112. Lisa F.

    September 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I love Bill. Great photo of him!

  113. kvz

    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.

  114. Jessica H.

    September 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm


  115. Jack

    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.

    • TEST/model magazine

      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

      victor john penner

  116. Karen Cittone

    September 19, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    My Man//example of Passion,Dedication to WORK.

  117. lainer

    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.

  118. jaj

    September 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I love Bill Cunningham! What a fun job he has!

  119. Dave

    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.

  120. Josepha Amarantine

    September 20, 2012 at 7:39 am

    One of my hero. Thanks Scott for that beautiful picture.

  121. Josepha Amarantine

    September 20, 2012 at 7:42 am

    One of my hero. Thanks Scott for this beautiful picture.

  122. allen

    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.
    cheers, bill.

  123. Naomi

    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!

  124. Hilary

    September 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    love Love LOVE him! If I could adopt him as my grandpa, I would in a heartbeat!

  125. Kasia

    September 22, 2012 at 6:26 am


  126. Mar

    September 25, 2012 at 8:20 am

    He is an inspiration to me.

  127. Erinop

    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…

  128. Martyna

    September 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    living legend, my mentor
    love his work and him !

  129. AlexC

    October 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Bill’s moved to a dSLR?

  130. Benedicte

    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!

  131. Maria

    October 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Look at his eyes!! :)

  132. Barão da polo

    October 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Camisas Ralph Lauren é na barão da polo

  133. Chris

    March 15, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Hands down, he’s the man

  134. Grzegorz

    May 2, 2013 at 5:46 am

    He is the man.

  135. Naomi

    September 11, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I admire him!!!He is an awesome man !!!

  136. Armenyl

    September 15, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    This is such a great shot of Bill! You definitely captured his essence!

  137. Simone

    August 27, 2015 at 4:05 am

    Un mito!

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