Street fashion photographer Bill Cunnhingham rode a bicycle

Fashion photographer Bill Cunningham rode a bicycle

New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham passed last Saturday after he was hospitalized for a stroke.

Cunningham famously rode his bicycle all around New York for street photography and to his shooting gigs. He even has his own tag here at Cyclelicious.

The Washington Post‘s nice obit mentions Cunningham’s dislike of his celebrity status. The New York Times obituary for Cunningham covers his 30 bicycles, his working man’s apparel, and his iconic status as a living landmark.

The documentary about Cunningham and his work, “Bill Cunningham New York,” is available to watch on Amazon Video and is included for those with Amazon Prime membership.

Cunninghas was 87. H/T to Elisa.

Bill Cunningham rides a bicycle… in a hurricane

I completely missed this news during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: Street fashion photographer Bill Cunningham was seen riding his bike and snapping photos of New Yorkers the day after Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29.

Bill Cunningham NYC Hurricane Sandy

The 83 year old photographer for the New York Times famously rides a bicycle all around the city while wearing his trademark blue smock. You can see the hurricane edition of his photos in this slideshow.

Instagram image of Cunningham from Penny De Los Santo.

Bill Cunningham and the SF International Film Festival

81 year old New York Times style photographer Bill Cunningham gets around his city by bike. Filmmaker Richard Press and producer Philip Gefter followed Cunningham to create “Bill Cunningham New York,” an 88 minute documentary that will show at the San Francisco International Film Festival that began April 22 and continues through May 6. Cunningham will appear at the movie showing at the Kabuki this weekend on May 2.

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