Wednesday, September 10, 2008

On the Street…..Bill Cunningham, NYC

The Man just goes and goes and goes


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  1. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    September 10, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Yes, he goes and goes! Always look forward to his section in the Sunday NYT! Love the hat and boots in this picture, btw. Even though the Proenza Schouler boys threatened to make duck boots a trend, it didn’t quite catch on and they remain a classic. Living in South Florida, I can’t really wear them (too hot and storm water gets much much higher than ankle height, hello flip-flops and dock shoes!) but they look great on him. The hat has that lovingly-worn quality, and it fits his head just so. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  2. Kitschen Pink

    September 10, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Focus! Like a cross between a leopard and a photographer! Would love to see the object of his attention! t.x

  3. Anonymous

    September 10, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Now that’s trendy – workwear for work!

  4. MTLphotoblog

    September 10, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Great Pix Scott.
    I love it!

  5. DJ Pat

    September 10, 2008 at 8:41 am

    best outfit out of the 3 pictures you’ve posted today.

  6. Beth

    September 10, 2008 at 8:52 am

    One of my heroes–in a shot worthy of him. Love the face and use of his mouth.

  7. magstermash

    September 10, 2008 at 8:54 am

    He’s so focused…Bill Cunningham is awesome!

    Ignoring his camera and his facial expression though, that puddle and his stance don’t go well together, or maybe just a little too well…and I blame that thought on your caption.

  8. Anonymous

    September 10, 2008 at 9:42 am

    first guy cute and stylish, but not thrilling. looks good. second guy (photog) is great looking. love the hat and the shoes w/ khakis. i’m ignoring his garbage bag slicker. functional, non?

  9. Super Milk-Chan

    September 10, 2008 at 9:51 am

    I’ve been wanting a pair of those shoes. They’d be perfect for rainy Pacific Northwest days at the dog beach. :)

  10. jessica

    September 10, 2008 at 10:03 am

    my god. i love that man…
    i love his multi media thingers on the nyt website. his voice is sooo perfect…

  11. suzanne nelson

    September 10, 2008 at 10:07 am

    That’ll be you one day, Sart…

  12. michaeljosephowens

    September 10, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I adore this man! A friend who lives in the West Village sees him riding around all the time. I love listening to his commentary on the New York Times Web site. He’s so energetic and spirited. Keep it up, Bill!

  13. Miguel

    September 10, 2008 at 10:38 am

    It is a very lovely shot!

  14. ST

    September 10, 2008 at 10:54 am

    LLBean duck boots and a poncho? Bill is THE MAN. Hemingway is giving him a postmortem high five.

  15. lintmag

    September 10, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Love him! Is that his bike in the background? I was going to ask again when you were publishing a book of your photos, but I will add, where is one of his incredible work? The NYTimes should put out some giant tome of the best of the Sunday fashion trend pix. Oh yes, more older gent (and lady) photos please, Sart! Merci.

  16. Heather

    September 10, 2008 at 11:05 am

    that’s adorable.

  17. noelani

    September 10, 2008 at 11:34 am

    wow, that’s an amazing capture of him!



  18. Iheartfashion

    September 10, 2008 at 11:46 am

    He is the master! Great shot!

  19. Laguna Beach Trad

    September 10, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Great photo, Scott. I love everything going on here. LL Bean duck boots, khakis, tweed cap, and short hair: what more could a chap want?

  20. Anonymous

    September 10, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Bill is just AWESOME! I love hearing and seeing his commentary on the NY Times website. His enthusiasm for fashion trends is really inspiring.

    Something to note is that he is a bike rider (a big plus in my book) which is probably why he looks so great for his age.


  21. cassaundra

    September 10, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    I heart Bill Cunningham.

  22. Gabriela

    September 10, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Wonderful picture! You photographers are like heroes sometimes! I love those shoes!

  23. acasi

    September 10, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Love the shot. The posture and the mouth-grab are so youthful.
    Fierceness and energy in pure state

  24. Anonymous

    September 10, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    magster mash.. my thoughts on teh puddle and caption exactly!!!

    now, that is how you rock a garbage bag on a horrid day.

  25. Anonymous

    September 10, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    You could give your forefather a little more props than “he just goes and goes”… Where’s the respect??
    Would you even be doing this without his pioneering ways?

  26. Anonymous

    September 10, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Did Bill get a photo of you???

  27. foodie415

    September 10, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Bill Cunningham is one-of-a-kind. I always look forward to his Sunday street fashion column. Have you and he ever talked or do you just acknowledge each other when your paths cross?

  28. Shaina

    September 10, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Haha! ^^ he sure looks pretty intent on getting some pictures, today.

  29. Anonymous

    September 10, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Bill is the best

  30. Anonymous

    September 10, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Bill Cunningham is wonderful but the best thing about him is his voice! I love the audio tracks he does for NYT online. He is the only part of the Sunday Styles section that will never go out of fashion.

  31. Anonymous

    September 10, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Duck-Boots are simply phantastic! Has anybody ever seen a woman wearing them, though? Difficult, I’d say…

  32. chelsea

    September 10, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    perfect photo scott. great work.

  33. monique

    September 10, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Seeing HIM out on the street is nice for a change. He’s got such a good spirit and warmth. I really dig his column (the multi-media one on-line). He always sounds so enthusiastic about the most simple things. He’s absolutely lovely.

    Good shoot, Sart.

  34. Resplendato

    September 10, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    We love you Bill!

    I wonder, is he shooting with a digital camera?

  35. Anonymous

    September 10, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Wow! The man in action. Bill Cunningham is my go-to for street fashion (after the sartorialist, of course). I love to hear his comments-he always seems so tickled!

  36. Simone

    September 10, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    I love Mr Cunningham’s voice and live for his post in the NY Times on line style section

  37. hemoglobin

    September 10, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    what is he clicking ???
    I’m curious….

  38. MrBern

    September 10, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    One of the most talented, charming, humble men you’ll ever meet.

  39. Anonymous

    September 10, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    One if the nicest, humblest, knowledgeable men you will ever meet.

    No digital for Bill yet. I’ve only seen him shooting old nikons.


  40. Anonymous

    September 10, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    I think this is one of the best pictures you've ever posted. It's an important thing; it shows the way to be both functional & stylish, shows fashion in action. With some fashion shots, it's hard to imagine people ever moving in what they're wearing. Not so with this.

  41. desertwind

    September 10, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Sart, what a lovely portrait of a lovely man.

    For those who don't know: Bill has been covering the street & fashion scene for years. (Sart's gallerist had a gem of a profile of Bill on his A year in pictures blog.)

    The New York Times now has a Sunday web feature with Bill's slideshow on a theme he's been pondering. Bill narrates it. His voice! I start looking for the feature days before Sunday.

  42. Anonymous

    September 10, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    check this out!
    The Heir to Bill Cunningham?

  43. naptress

    September 10, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    I remember him taking my picture in the 8o’s in the greenwich village and I screamed when the flash went off..I thought I had been shot with a gun…lol…he laughed and said I think you look great and wanted to take a picture..what can I say I was new to NY from ohio…back then it didnt take much to freak me

  44. Anonymous

    September 10, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    That is a poncho not a trash bag…

  45. Anonymous

    September 10, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    He is iconic, so modest and polite. A true gentleman and master photographer. Luv you, Bill!

  46. thwany

    September 11, 2008 at 1:20 am


  47. alexia.

    September 11, 2008 at 1:35 am

    Ha! if it wasn’t for the camera it would look like he’s verrry crossed at something and he’s biting his own outfit in irritation :D

  48. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 1:45 am

    the Man just goes and goes…but he doesn’t jump puddles!

  49. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 7:24 am

    I love him and his reportages for IHT…AMAZING BILL.


  50. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 9:56 am

    The first thing I have to look forward every Saturday moning is Bill Cunningham. I wake up, make a cup of coffee and listen to his audio commentary for the NY TImes. Thank you for showing this fantastic man in action!

  51. Jason Lyon

    September 11, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Ha! what are you two doing outside my storage unit?

  52. m e l i g r o s a

    September 11, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    I absolutely love him, not sure what happened to my previous comment, but you and him are my fave pair of eyes in NYC. I adore Bill, I’ve posted some of his bike-pics. Love Bill and his lovely descriptions e/week @NYTimes.

  53. Angela

    September 12, 2008 at 1:50 am

    you are the continuation of bill’s work. i’ve seen you both working your tails off all over town this week! bill gets his prints done in my building and i always silently relish riding the elevator with him… i do miss his blue coat here though!

  54. Anonymous

    September 12, 2008 at 7:42 am

    This man is so cool!!!

  55. zincink

    September 12, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    This guy is the best! I admire his attitude and work. It is funny cause I didn’t know much about the man..and now I see his name all over the place.

    Good shtuff :D

  56. Anonymous

    September 12, 2008 at 10:29 pm



    September 13, 2008 at 2:12 am

    Don’t you envy his 100% in-the-moment concentration?

    As for duck shoes – I wear mine with bright pink and yellow socks that I knit for myself. If the reaction from strangers is to be judged, this is very entertaining.


  58. ESPY Menswear

    September 13, 2008 at 7:14 am

    Is that a black big bag he is wearing

  59. w28th

    September 14, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    i was lucky enough to be introduced to this man at fashion week. his stories are so whimsical

  60. Anonymous

    September 15, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Huray for galoshes and rain cape! His cap looks weather proof as well. Fashion at its most practical. Light pants look so much better dressed than blue jeans, I realise it now.

  61. grace

    September 27, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    I love all of his NYT photos/articles! I would so love to me him!

  62. Nikki F

    September 28, 2008 at 4:05 am

  63. Anonymous

    December 13, 2010 at 10:01 am

    He is a true inspiration for fashion followers. When you have a real passion in life you have an endless drive!

  64. pateeg

    June 10, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    The Man!!!!! Lovely man! So talented!

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