Bill Cunningham New York - documentary

Discussion in 'Philosophy of Photography' started by krugorg, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
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    Did anyone else catch the documentary about Bill Cunningham, the NY Times fashion photographer? This was the first time I had heard of Bill, but thought it was a great documentary... what an interesting personality!

    The film focuses on style, not photography. He says something to the effect that he is not a photographer and real photographers would consider him a fraud. I was impressed with his ability to zero in on a theme on the street, though, and then crank out a ton of images, whether walking or riding his bike, bulky SLR and all.

    Zeitgeist Films :: Bill Cunningham New York :: a film by Richard Press
     
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  2. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    Thanks Kyle, I'll take a look...of the top of my limited memory, his name is not ringing any bells though I'm not really a fashion follower.
     
  3. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
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    Kyle Krug
    Ditto on not being a fashion follower. :smile: This is just one that popped up in Netflix recommendations and I thought it may be something both my wife and I would enjoy (that scratched Captain America, unfortunately).

    Again not really about photography or much focus there. But what a fearless street guy... 80 years old and he is riding his bike in NY traffic with a SLR in one hand.
     
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  4. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    Fearless indeed!
     
  5. Michael Penn

    Michael Penn SC Veteran

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    Sep 14, 2010
    Philadelphia
    I saw it when it was released last October. The DVD was released a couple of months ago. I loved it.
     
  6. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
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    Antonio
    Saw it yesterday after reading this thread. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks, Kyle.

    Cheers,

    Antonio