28 Oct 2014

Bill Cunningham | Fashion Photographer

Fashion's elite strive to be captured by the infamous Bill Cunningham in his well recognised blue parker and push bike.

Staying true to his own beliefs and values throughout his illustrious career is what has driven Bill to engage in the bustling world of fashion and deliver shot after shot of inspiring real images straight from the streets of New York, Paris and London.

To fully understand and gauge the interpretation that Bill sees of each image captured one must really extend their knowledge of this inspiring man and watch the documentary "Bill Cunningham New York" delving into the personal side of his life.

Living at the renowned Carnegie Hall amongst fellow creatives in authors, actors, designers and dancers saw Bill continue to live in his confined apartment happy living within his means not desiring anything further.

Bill as such does not have specific clients that he photographs, rather delivers captured shots of socialites, celebrities and the everyday man or woman that draw his attention through their wares in pieces or accessory pieces. For this reason I am drawn to Bill's work as he enjoys the pure nature of the fashion industry and only photographs images that are true to his style.

Sitting front row at many fashion shows Bill rubs shoulders with fashion's elite ready to view designers new collections and delivering images from a different point of view.

Bill began a millinery business in his early years prior to being conscripted to the army only to return to instil his foot in the fashion world further by returning and working for the Chicago tribune as a writer. From there the doors opened, Bill submitted a piece to the Times and before the industry knew what they were welcoming, they turned into weekly submissions to this day capturing candid fashion images on the streets of New York.

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