vivian maier

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Vivian Maier was a nanny as well as an avid street photographer from the 1950s-1990s. However, her incredible photography work wasn't discovered until an auction in 2007 when someone uncovered 10,000 negatives and undeveloped rolls of films of hers.



Her human/society observations are AMAZING. I have to say I also love her use of shadows and her self portraits. Very inspiring.

Photos from here. See more on the Official Website of Vivian Maier.

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Laura @ The World Looks Red said...

Lovely photos!

patience said...

i love how you gave us that background info...

imagine all the hidden artists out there!

Beta said...

Fantastic work!

ana b. said...

I saw this on some street photography documentary video! The guy who official owns all the negatives has such an enormous job of scanning all those photos. Such a shame when people become famous posthumous. I bet she would have enjoyed being recognised for the street photography she was doing then. Particularly because there are very few recognised female street photographers around!

Rhianne said...

I still can't get ovr how amazing this is! The story, her cameras... and that her photos don't look dated at all... I'm so inspired!

allison said...

ooh wow, i love these! thank you for sharing!!

andrea said...

wow this is amazing! thanks for sharing Anna.

Asty said...

oh my god, her works are so frickin amazing! thanks for sharing :D

Emily Marie said...

These are beautiful!!! I love black and white photos, they're so much more dramatic.
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daisychain said...

Wow, fascinating post Anna x

PhotoPuddle said...

Great photos. Thanks for sharing them with us.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

fantastic photos! i love the first one! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

One word: incredible!

Nena Nadine said...

amazing. I'm so glad she's been 'discovered'.

Natasha said...

These are amazing, I love the first photo, that's extremely romantic. xxx

Charlotte. said...

these are lovely!

Bohème said...

wow, the last photo is absolutely wonderful, I like this graphic play between the reflections and the drawing of branches !
Thank you for the link !

Bohème Circus said...

wow, the last photo is absolutely wonderful, I like this graphic play between the reflections and the drawing of branches !
Thank you for the link !

Little queue said...

Wow these really are amazing. I love the last photo with the reflections of the people and the trees. I am glad she these photos were discovered!

the little things... said...

thank you for sharing, I have seen those photos before! Absolutely awe inspiring!!!! I'm going to buy the book!

hearttypat said...

Beautiful! I have also just discovered her works a few months ago and her talent never ceases to amaze each time I see new works from her that I have previously not seen before. She captures the era so well!

curious constellation said...

What a find and what a story, wow!

thingsiveseenandheard said...

i LOVE vivian maier - ive been totally obsessed with her for months; even traveled to chicago to see "her" exhibition last month