This past weekend I went into a fashion film craze. I scoured Netflix for more fashion and more films, and in my search wound up stumbling upon Bill Cunningham New York (link to IMDb). Having very little knowledge of who this man is, and what he does, I immediately fell in love with his story, his passion, and his drive. Bill works for the New York Times and publishes articles of his photos of fashion on the streets of New York. He’s ballsy too, running backwards into on coming traffic just to get the right shot; let alone walking the streets of a city with a camera pointed at seemingly unexpected strangers. He does what he wants with his vision and just goes for it. Guts. I would highly recommend this film; and have done so to a friend I though would enjoy this due to his love of photography (you can follow him here!).
Lately I’ve been so inspired, I hope you can feel some of that and spread it! 😀
I just finished this film today after my classes, and I have to say I loved it. I highly recommend it. It’s fierce. It’s fabulous, and it’s real. The film also had a great way of making you connect with these people, and learning their hopes and dreams. So naturally, I started to look them up to see if they’d achieved their dreams or what they’re doing now. What’s so strange is the sadness I felt when I discovered that many of them have passed away. I didn’t know them personally, but I wanted to see them to succeed in their goals. That is something to be said of the filmmakers and the people represented. They captured their essence and what the queens wanted to project so well that I felt as if I knew them. I won’t spoil it for you, just in case you decide to watch it; but the entire film was inspirational and informative. Check it out! It’s even on Netflix! 😀
There is such an air of celebration of self, and others that I really want to explore further. Stay tuned.