Spend every day absorbed in something[s] fascinating; some Thing that compels you to wonder and be curious, then refuse to give it up.They do whatever they like; they do what they love

Professionalism is not enough.”


“The enemy of Art is the parochialization of Art, and that’s ‘style.’ ”

Brilliance caught on a bicycle. It is his first camera — not the latest– that he speaks of with excitement, “an Olympus Pen-D half-frame. It cost about $35; I was told to ‘Use it like a notebook.’ And that was the real beginning. I had just the most marvelous time with that camera. Everybody I saw I was able to record, and that’s what it’s all about. I realized that the street was the missing ingredient. This was something I realized early on: If you just cover the designers in the shows, that’s only one facet… I never go out with a preconceived idea. I let the street speak to me.” — Bill Cunningham, NYTimes