Just watched the Bill Cunningham New York documentary on Netflix about, well, Bill Cunningham, photographer for the New York Times and his relentless pursuit of capturing everyday fashion in New York City. Fascinating story of a typical loner obsessive artist person who is captured life in New York City, thus influenced American Life in a profound way, while at the same time staying humble and living simply.
To influence, to participate and to highlight what every day people are doing and caring about.
Bill creates a sense of place. Just like the French wine maker knows his terrior, Bill knows his New York, and has a unique perspective and intimate relationship with the people that live in the city every day.
It’s steadfast commitment to a place, to a task, a skill, which can only come from true passion.