Last week I watched my new favourite film – you’ve GOT to see it!!
It’s actually a documentary, of an amazing man called Bill Cunningham. You may or may not have heard of him, but you’ll certainly have been influenced by him.
He’s a street fashion photographer and pretty much invented the concept. In the documentary they even get Anna Wintour saying he often spots trends before they do! Quite a claim…
The documentary is heart warming, funny and inspiring, for those in fashion or photography, and well as entrepreneurs, and anyone looking to find their passion. Bill loves his work so much that he mostly refuses to get paid (to keep control of his artistic direction), has never dated, wears the same thing every day, and works 20 hour days with a MASSIVE smile on his face. His energy is contagious and his passion makes you want to run headfirst towards your dreams.
You can read more about the man himself here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cunningham_New_York
And get info on the film here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1621444/
Even if you don’t have time to watch the whole film you MUST make it part of your weekly routine to hear his roundup of street style in New York. He spots all the next trends, colours, and ideas, and captures the real life joy of fashion in all it’s forms – from kids, to supermodels. http://www.nytimes.com/video/on-the-street/ THIS is why I love fashion.
I watched this a few months ago and truly enjoyed it, as well. I’m hoping I spot him in the streets on NYC one day.
TOTALLY! Just added ‘be photographed by Bill Cunningham’ to my bucket list <3
Yes! Cunningham’s sheer love of fashion, style, art, and people (especially New Yorkers) shines through in this wonderful documentary. At one moment in the film (when he’s asked about his religious faith), you’ll see another side of this intelligent, sensitive man and realize that he has made sacrifices to live the life he’s chosen. Louise is right–you’ve got to catch some Bill while you still can (he’s 86 and still riding his bike around NYC).
This is SUCH a good reason for a holiday to NYC soon! I am so inspired by his dedication <3