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Ask Bill Cunningham if he likes the new documentary about his life and work, and he’ll tell you he hasn’t seen it yet. In fact, The New York Times street style photographer has no plans to watch Bill Cunningham New York, the documentary that director Richard Press made about him.
Aspiring style photographers may want to be like Tommy Ton or Scott Schuman when they grow up, but they wouldn’t have anything to aim to if it weren’t for Bill Cunningham. The New York Times‘ street style and society photographer put the genre on the map over 30 years ago. So it’s fitting that he’s finally being celebrated in the new documentary Bill Cunningham’s New York.
Every morning when I get dressed, I wonder if my outfit would be Bill Cunningham-approved. And I am certainly not the only one.