I said that one day to one of my students and he thought it was so funny. I told him I’d heard a guy say it in a movie and I thought it was clever so I took it for myself.
I didn’t just hear any guy say that. I heard Bill Cunningham, a demigod around these parts say it.
A couple days ago Bill came to mind when I was in downtown in the rain. I was watching all the people go by and seeing them kind of trying to get out of the rain and just moving around naturally that made me think of him taking pictures of people in the rain. It made me miss the boss, I mean my photographic boss. There’s the most adorable Instagram page by John Kurdewan, who used to work for Bill called “Work for Bill C” with pictures of “the boss” as he called him. Its nice to see how good their relationship was, even if obviously he had driven John crazy!!!!!
Bill is in heaven now, undoubtedly talking to Brassai, Weegee and Ansel Adams. I hope they are listening carefully to him.