Movie of the Week: “Bill Cunningham New York”
Review: Love, love, love this documentary, its a must see! This documentary features the legendary fashion photographer Bill Cunningham. The film provides a fascinating look into Mr. Cunningham’s work/life balance, what he deems important, and his regular Sunday attendance to church. It’s another side of the fashion world that’s rarely seen. I got such a thrill watching this 83-year-old man ride his bike through the streets of New York City, searching for the perfect fashion photo. He’s like a ninja with his camera. He snaps a picture and then poof he’s gone. It’s amazing to watch how quickly he moves and his dedication to his job. Bill spends hours capturing everyday women rocking their individual style interpretation of runway fashions. He attends up to 8 events in one night. I was exhausted just by watching him. I can barely attend one event after working a 10 hour day. Mr. Cunningham’s amazing photos are chronicled in his weekly article “On the Street” in the New York Times style section. His photos are visual treat for any fashion enthusiast. This is an insprational film for anyone seeking a career in fashion, photography ……or just pursuing your dream.
I am a true fan of Bill Cunningham! He will always be the “original street fashion photographer, The Satorlist ain’t got nothin’ on this man. Keep doing your thang Bill!
Favorite Lines: “I’m not interested in celebrities with their free dresses, I’m interested in clothes.”
“See if you don’t take money they can’t tell you what to do, that’s the key to the whole thing”