Monday, May 9, 2011

Vivian Maier - A Street Photographer and Nanny

Street photographers make a specialty of photographing un-posed, candid life in the streets of cities and towns. They choose their gear, and develop a mindset, that goes along with this. Vivian Maier was one of the best at it, but nobody knew it....



http://www.vivianmaier.com/

Vivian Maier was a nanny, a care taker, who in her off time, began to learn photography during the 1950's in New York. She began to refine her craft and soon moved to Chicago where she shot hundreds of thousands of images on into the late 1990s. Her style was candid, raw, and in the streets. Her images meticulously captured Chicago in a way no one else had ever done before, but she left nothing for anyone to see until Maier’s massive body of work would come to light in 2007. Her work was discovered at a local thrift auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side. From there, it would eventually change the life of the man who work endlessly in his home and brought it to the public eye, John Maloof.

This work is so breathtaking, the raw emotion in the composition. Certain images really do tell stories. And that's the whole point right? What is even more appalling is that even she had never even seen all her work, not developed atleast, let alone the rest of the world!

And all shots so perfect...

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