Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Bill Cunningham

Street style has always being a huge interest of mine, and to gain inspiration for my first task I chose to look at two very different, big-named street style photographs, who bring both movement and life to street style images.

Bill Cunningham;
Known by generations for his outstanding approach to street-style, and being one of the very first to get recognized in the industry for his individual images and outlook on the subject. His pictures are adored by thousands, with big names in fashion and media, wanting to be photographed by him.

The way Bill sees and takes is images, is that he likes to admire the natural movement of the admired person. Unlike many street-style photographers, who like to keep to still life, and be very 'show' based images, Bill is able to bring personality, mood, and 'real-life vibe' to his images, simply capturing walking, emotions and movement. 

His History - Brief Summary
Born 11th March, 1929, and formally known as one of the biggest, inspirational street style photographers in the industry, Bill has had his work published in the New York Times, Woman's Wear Daily, featured on the The Culture Show, and is adored by big names such as Anna Wintour. 
Dropping out at University Of Harvard in 1948, and then moving to New York City to get into the job of advertisement. During his time in New York, he worked in the US Army, then Chicago Tribune, Womans Wear Daily & as a fashion Journalist himself. His love of street style photography grew, and so did his work becoming more known was during while working for Womans Wear Daily & Chicago Tribune.  When he took a shot of Greta Garbo, and a group of other images which got published for The Times, it was the start of his big break, which leads him to where he is today, still working for The Times, taking images at Fashion Shows and being an inspiration to many fashion photographers/journalists in the industry. To this day, his images come in hundreds, and The Times have also produced a exclusive documentary about himself. 

"The problem is I'm not a good photographer. To be perfectly honest, I'm too shy. Not aggressive enough. Well, I'm not aggressive at all. I just loved to see wonderfully dressed women, and I still do. That's all there is to it."

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