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BILL CUNNINGHAM • Fashion Photographer…….dies at 87

Bill Cunningham was the legendary photographer for the New York times.

For 40 years he rode his bicycle in the streets of New York…..catching and photographing trends.

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He did spreads for the New York Times covering the social events.

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Year round…..BILL wore his blue jacket……the same one worn by the street cleaners in ParisFrance..  He was always recognized by his blue jacket.

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He simply stopped people in the street………  snapped a photo………jumped on his bicycle……….and peddled away looking for his next shot.

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He covered all the runway and fashion shows.  Seen here with Lynn Yaeger.

 

FASHION WEEK NYC • Sept 2015 • Photographers gone wild!

It’s a  frenzy for photographers ……… FASHION WEEK.  Racing about town……trying to catch every runway  in town………….almost 200 shows…………is exhausting to keep up with.

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Bill Cunningham…….the most famous fashion photographer in New York………….appears everywhere………..jumping on and off his bicycle………….wearing his famous blue jacket …………..the same one that the street cleaners in Paris wear.  Same jacket for 50 years.  He shoots FILM ONLY…..never digital!

Yes, I am right in there with them………carrying my CARA bag.

PHOTOGRAPHERS / PAPARAZZI…..add to the madness of FASHION WEEK NYC…….. Sept 2014

FASHION WEEK NYC Sept 2014 Runway Shows for SPRING 2015.

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This is what it looks like for the runway shows…..inside the Mercedes-Benz Tent.  300 PHOTOGRAPHERS.  Each is allowed one square foot of space.  If the “PIT BOSS” catches your camera covering another photographers camera………you get tossed out!

I was lucky!  I got to sit in the VIP BOX!

 The other photographers just glared at me!

Enjoy the SLIDE SHOW………..I made many new friends this year.

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Out on the plaza at Lincoln Center….it is a lot more fun.  Splash and dash….glitz and glitter.  It is the place I prefer to be.  And the other photographers are a lot more friendly.  We do have fun!

NY FASHION WEEK Spring 2015…..Saturday was a mixed bag

Today at Lincoln Center the plaza was a very mixed bag.  Lots of panache……..some flash………..not too much glitz………only a few crazy shoes……..some celebrities………and BILL CUNNINGHAM with his famous camera.  OH………..there were some fabulous tattoos!

 Mercedes Benz is the corporate sponsor making all this RUNWAY MADNESS possible.

CLICK ON a photo to open the show!

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And this young lady was my favorite model………….so adorable and sweet!

nyc EASTER PARADE 2014 • Men

The EASTER PARADE………always filled with glam men………..[and a few not-so-glam]………..but all in the spirit of the parade.  Real NEW YORKERS! …….and we do it with style and pizazz.

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CLICK ON you favorite man to ENLARGE his image

The EASTER PARADE nyc 2014

The EASTER PARADE on 5th Avenue has been a tradition since the 1880’s……..and it is something I look forward to every year.

Irving Berlin wrote the lyrics to “The Easter Parade” in 1933.

Judy Garland and Fred Astair stared in the film in 1948 and strolled down 5th Avenue singing……..”in your Easter Bonnet.….”

and New Yorkers still parade down the Avenue on Easter Sunday.

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TOM……….and yes, it is MARGO’S fabulous hat.

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK •Fall 2014• Paparazzi

Everyone asks me what it’s like to photograph FASHION WEEK.  It can be fun.  It can be crazy. Since I do it for the fun…..I am competing with the Professional Paparazzi who are doing this for their living.  Just stay out of their way.  You will get trampled as they chase down a celebrity or model.  They are ruthless.

Here are a few photos of the ones I actually interact with.  The real”nastys” are not included.

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Me and my trusty little Panasonic.  And I dressed “chic and trendy”?  WAH! But my cashmere gloves do keep me warm and allow me to push that little button that snaps the photo.  Hey, wind chill was degrees BELOW!

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Inside the tent…….where the RUNWAY SHOWS take place…….these are the PAPARAZZI.  I am siting next to them in the VIP booth with my little camera. They are squeezed into the back wall.  If the “floor boss” catches one of them hogging more space…..they get thrown out on their ear..

I just sit there in the private booth with a glass of champagne…….. and grin!

CLICK ON……….there are some cuties and a few nightmares.

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This is BILL CUNNINGHAM…the most famous photographer in New York.  He wears this little blue jacket year round …..[ the street cleaners in Paris wear this little jacket]. He travels only by bicycle and covers all the fashion events in NY.  The New York Times prints his photos twice a week.