The greatest runway is the street. And, the New York Times “Eye on the Street” is Bill Cunningham.
Recently featured in a documentary, Cunningham is my favorite type of fashion photographer; he photographs what is. What people are actually wearing now. He goes to the shows, attends the parties, and perches like a bird watcher, patiently waiting on Manhattan’s busiest corners to catch some spectacular burst of color or shape among the dinge and grey. An egalitarian, Bill offers the same space in front of the lens and on the page to both socialite and bag lady. All without judgement.
To him, beauty is beauty is beauty.
If you get the chance, see Bill Cunningham New York. It might open your eyes a little wider.
On that note, here is a picture of me and Bill Cunningham with his eyes closed.
Lincoln Center, NYC