Sunday has been good to me. I baked a little – always a great form of relaxation – listened to the radio shows I miss during the week, and watched an inspiring documentary, Bill Cunningham New York. A photographer for the New York Times, Cunningham has spent decades taking pictures of models, style icons, and passers-by he spots in the streets of the Big Apple, Paris fashion shows, and whenever his drive to catch a stunning fashion moment on camera takes him.
The father of street-style photography for many, he has a unique and admirable approach to his work. Firstly, it’s not work, as he continually refers to what he does as “pleasure”, and secondly, his technique consists mostly on catching these pieces of fashion wonder in movement, almost like a safari photographer, chasing wild animals, mesmerised by their colours and shapes.
Moving is how I caught this image last week. As she rushed to get to work, I had to steadily increase my walking speed to make one good shot. I loved the colour of her hair, the intense blue in her dress, the vibrant handbag. The Barcelona morning sun did the rest.
What’s your take on this? Do you check out street-style blogs? Do you prefer pictures where the object is posing, purposely looking at the camera? Are you a fan of Bill Cunningham’s work?
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend xx
Picture: Fashion Limbo