Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Post dos

This weekend I watched a documentary on the life and work of Vivian Maier. She was a street photographer born in New York City and is notarized for her portraits of everyday people. she seemed to make the ordinary look extraordinary.  I found Vivians life interesting because her career was not centered in photography rather, she was a caretaker and nanny for more than 40 years. Her work was discovered in an auction for a storage locker (which turned out to belong to Maier but was auctioned off due to delinquent payments). Her work spans over 100,000 negatives including portraits of children she cared for, beach scenes, city life, and the people who inhabit them. She plays a lot with reflections and shadows which I found interesting because she has been described as a "private person" and the shadows sometimes read as her artists signature. Here are some of my favorite pictures from her collections.

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