"Whether on the edge of a curb outside Lincoln Center as the brightly accessorized masses traverse the crosswalks, or sitting front row snapping only the looks that interest him — during Fashion Week, the New York Times' veteran photographer, Bill Cunningham, appears to be everywhere all at once. In fact, he is so much a part of the landscape, that it just wouldn't feel like Fashion Week without his signature blue painter's smock and ancient SLR camera. So this season, to honor of the man who started this whole street-snapping craze, the Cut asked eight illustrators to draw this style legend in action."
- New York magazine
"Because we all get dressed for Bill."
- Anna Wintour
In January the New York magazine asked me to create a portrait of the wonderful and charming Bill Cunningham, street fashion photographer extraordinaire. I was so thrilled to have the opportunity - I am such a fan of the man, ever since watching this superb documentary about the work he does on the streets of New York City daily, since he was a young man in 1960s.
I used graphite and a protractor to draw Bill's portrait, and used a Pentel ink pen to draw the people all around him. I then scanned the drawing and applied colour using a Wacom pen and Photoshop.
Original source photo of Bill I used for the illustration
Inspiration & Other source photos