Although I care about what I look like, I'm not much of a slave to fashion and doubt I'd ever make it onto Bill Cunningham's "On the Street" spread for The New York Times. On the other hand, I am definitely a people watcher and have a love of good photography, thus when I first learned about the documentary film Bill Cunningham New York (via Beth Kephart), I knew I had to take a look.
I don't know why I waited so long to watch this fascinating look into the life of a genuinely nice man who has spent decades photographing people. Bill bicycles around New York observing the ordinary person on the street just as carefully as he looks at the rich and famous at a celebrity event. Out comes the camera at anything and everything that catches his eye: shoes, hats, jackets, color--whatever seems to be the trend of the day.
Even if you think you have no interest in photography, people watching, or fashion, you'll enjoy meeting Bill and seeing the city through his eyes in Bill Cunningham New York.
Click the links, for his most current "On the Street" column and video for the New York Times.