Last night before bed Mike and I thought it would be fun to watch a good documentary. Growing up I never watched many mostly because I thought they were boring but since college I have found them to be some of my favorite films. It is so interesting to me to dig into a topic that I may otherwise. Not to mention how inspiring they are to see how someone lives their life. That was why I was so glad to have come across the story of Bill Cunningham. I knew very little about Bill. I knew he was a street photographer but not much else.
I do not want to give too much away but I will say this may be one of my favorite stories of an artist I have heard yet. What I so admired about Bill after watching this and learning so much more was his deep passion and drive to document and tell a story. Not to mention his ability to live on so little and be so content. I find that to be such a personal struggle especially as a designer and a blogger I am always wanting things but have to keep myself in check. If you notice he is always in that blue jacket as he photographs some of the most stylish people in the world.
Finally the thing I took away from his story most was how very little he looked beyond himself for what he created. He knew what he wanted as an artist and how to he wanted to create it. This is so hard in our fast moving internet world but those people that can accomplish that are the people who truly begin trends and transform our world.
So place it in your Netflix instant cue you will not regret it.