Some legends walk by you and you hardly notice them because that's exactly what they want. Bill Cunningham was like this, and all his life he was able to keep that fire and the perfect distance from his subject, distance that allowed him to do the work that he did. He was always going, going, going, rain, snow, heat, always smiling. He is a role model for many photographers, and definitely for me, though I always knew I could never touch that level of dedication - and of selflessness. So at the shows, I used to let him go go go and just tried to not get in his way, that was the best way to show him all the good things I thought about him... Because as you can imagine, he didn't care for a selfie. Goodbye Bill, you will be missed. Photo by @thesartorialist who loved taking photos of Bill... #BillCunningham
#RIP #billcunnigham. A true and pure talent. I was lucky to sit next to him but mostly behind him at shows over the years. Once at a show in Paris the photographers went crazy for an "it" celebrity . He turned to me with his camera firm in his lap and said " I'm interested in the clothes not celebrities." All the photographers went crazy shooting her but not Bill.
rest in peace #billcunningham, a true legend ?? incredible to build a life doing what you love, to become famous and not care, to make money and not care, to do what you love until the end . i remember bill walking through madison square park while i ate a salad and like nobody noticed??? i just sat there in a slo-mo pose w/ my fork just in case . if you haven't seen the documentary "bill cunningham new york" before, you should watch it this weekend