Bill Cunningham, New York

Photo: Bill Cunningham © Brandie Raasch Photography

I read a piece from Lens, the NYT photography blog,  on Bill Cunningham. A  documentary 10 years in the making , Bill Cunningham New York, opens the New Directors/New Films series today at the MoMa.

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, I adore Mr. Cunningham. He’s a fantastic street-style photographer and very dedicated to his work, still going strong at 81. I was shooting at the same event he was shooting at once and I wanted to photograph him, so I asked. He said he was working and it would have to wait. Part of it may also have been his own reluctance to being photographed himself; he’s known to be a very private person. However, I did manage to get the shot to the left of him as he was leaving.

Anyway, I for one think he’s a rather interesting individual and imagine the documentary would provide a seldom seen peek into his life and career, which is certainly inspirational/aspirational.


About Brandie

I'm a freelance photographer based in Paris.
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