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On the Street.....Bill Cunningham, NYC


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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

On the Street.....Bill Cunningham, NYC

The Man just goes and goes and goes

Comments on "On the Street.....Bill Cunningham, NYC"


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (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


Blogger Teena Vallerine said ... (8:16 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:22 AM) : 

Now that's trendy - workwear for work!


Blogger MTLphotoblog said ... (8:35 AM) : 

Great Pix Scott.
I love it!


Blogger P. Lee said ... (8:41 AM) : 

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


Blogger beths said ... (8:52 AM) : 

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


Blogger magstermash said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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?


Blogger Super Milk-Chan said ... (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. :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:03 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:07 AM) : 

That'll be you one day, Sart...


Blogger Michael Joseph Owens said ... (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!


Blogger Miguel said ... (10:38 AM) : 

It is a very lovely shot!


Blogger ST said ... (10:54 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Blogger Heather Taylor said ... (11:05 AM) : 

that's adorable.


Blogger noelani said ... (11:34 AM) : 

wow, that's an amazing capture of him!




Blogger The Spicers said ... (11:46 AM) : 

He is the master! Great shot!


Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey said ... (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?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.



Blogger Cassaundra said ... (1:03 PM) : 

I heart Bill Cunningham.


Blogger said ... (1:08 PM) : 

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


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:15 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:12 PM) : 

Did Bill get a photo of you???


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:28 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:48 PM) : 

Bill is the best


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:28 PM) : 

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


Blogger chelsea said ... (3:54 PM) : 

perfect photo scott. great work.


Blogger junglesiren said ... (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.


Blogger Resplendato said ... (4:07 PM) : 

We love you Bill!

I wonder, is he shooting with a digital camera?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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!


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:45 PM) : 

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


Blogger hemoglobin said ... (4:49 PM) : 

what is he clicking ???
I'm curious....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:57 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:46 PM) : 

check this out!
The Heir to Bill Cunningham?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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 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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:41 PM) : 

That is a poncho not a trash bag...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:39 PM) : 

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


Blogger thwany said ... (1:20 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:45 AM) : 

the Man just goes and goes...but he doesn't jump puddles!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:24 AM) : 

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



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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!


Blogger Jason Lyon said ... (1:44 PM) : 

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


Blogger MELI. said ... (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.


Blogger Angela said ... (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!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:42 AM) : 

This man is so cool!!!


Blogger zincink said ... (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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:29 PM) : 



Blogger said ... (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.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:14 AM) : 

Is that a black big bag he is wearing


Blogger small little ewa said ... (11:27 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:02 PM) : 

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


Blogger Nikki F said ... (4:05 AM) :

I assume these are the pictures he shot that day!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:01 AM) : 

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


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