people | seeing is believing

Bill Cunningham

jamie mentioned how much she enjoyed the documentary about bill cunningham, the legendary bicycle-riding fashion photographer for the new york times, so i put it on our list. ultimately, we went to see it in the sag harbor cinema on a rainy afternoon and it was great. the theater is classic, old school in design (chandeliers!) and the two just seemed to go perfectly together.

i really hoped to spot bill, i mean mr. cunningham, in his blue smock in the city sometime and was thrilled when he appeared right in front of us on his way to work this weekend. he's in his 80s and seems to have endless energy & bicycles. i think he's had 28 stolen, so far.

xo, cindy

ps we haven't been very diligent about making vacation plans this summer, but have been getting around. recently, i've been over to visit lenore, deb, jen and aimee w/jen. thank you ladies; i love your neck of the woods!


Line said...

that's a wonderful story and that man looks like a legend and the theater, wow!!

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

How wonderful to have met him in person, Cindy! He's going so strong & so creative at his golden age! ~Cheers to that*

Joyce said...

Cindy, this is so cool that you were able to take a photo of him and his bike. He is so cute! I hope I can look at good at his age. By the way, I think he would be impress to see some of your photos. Big hugs my friend. xo

painted fish studio said...

ok, ok, i'll admit it: i have no idea who bill cunningham is, but i have the doc in my netflix queue now, and am really stoked that you saw him in person!

thank you for visiting me... really wish that i was there visiting you. it'll happen soon!


Bonbon Oiseau said...

soooooo cool! great photojournalism sister! i love them all but especially your siting. how serendipitous!

Bella Sinclair said...

Ooooh, that's so cool! And he should be tickled pink to be photographed by you!

I could use a chandelier like that in my bedroom. :)

Meg the Wild Child said...

Wow - let there be light! GORGEOUS!

And what a THRILL to have just seen the documentary and then SEEING Bill Cunningham right in front of you and being able to PHOTOGRAPH him!!! I think that is extremely exciting and I loved your shots! :D

MissBliss said...

Fabulous! what an amazing story and man... we have a bike rental program now in Miami Beach, inspires me to use it more now :)