Reviewed by Kristen T. on July 30, 2012
The legendary New York Times photographer, Bill Cunningham says he is always looking for beauty. In Bill Cunningham New York, his muse is the streets of New York City. Although, Cunningham himself appears to only own maybe five articles of clothing, he has a keen eye for fashion and the trendsetters among the "ordinary" people. This film follows Cunningham over the course of two years, as he photographs major charity events brimming with aristocrats, attends runway shows in Paris, and darts through NYC traffic for the perfect shot. We also get to witness the quiet moments with the 82 year old in his one room apartment at the historic Carnegie Hall Studios where he lives surrounded by filing cabinet upon filing cabinet holding every negative to every photo he has ever taken. I enjoyed this film and I enjoyed watching a man so devoted to the street, the people, and his quest for beauty.