I’ve never truly madly deeply ‘idolized’ anyone before because I’ve always thought it was ridiculous to do so to another fellow human being.
And well, Sunday School always taught me that we shouldn’t be ‘worshipping’ anyone else apart from God, if we made that choice to be in him.
That was when I was in my tweens then of course, not understanding the concept of admiration, looking up to, a role model. Which did not necessarily mean that I idolize/worship anyone in any particular way.
So 16 years on, after hitting the quarter-life crisis mark, I’ve grown to realize that in order to expand my creativity cap and fuel my motivation to improve on my photography & personal style, I needed to seek inspiration of all sorts from all sorts.
And that’s when I chanced on knowing who Bill Cunningham was. He strike me some sort of a Fashion Maverick. Doing the things he loved, independently with no regards for having to fit in. And though he mentioned that he was not a good photographer, was too shy and not aggressive enough (2002 – press article); I loved that he stuck to his passion through & through.
I reckon for someone to have a passion for fashion & photography and be in it for so long without having to conform to the lifestyle, to be part of it is just absolutely mind-blowing & fascinating.
And I am just waiting for it to be opened in cinemas here to watch it. (And of course if I was in the states, I would have already caught it, no?)