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A friend told me a bout Vivian Maier a while ago, and I have been meaning to blog about her. Vivian Maier was a nanny living in Chicago, who also was an avid street photographer. While she was never famous or celebrated for her work in her lifetime, her work was discovered in 2007 by John Maloof through a box of film and prints he purchased at an auction from a repossessed storage locker. Vivian Maier’s work is really amazing. I look at it, and am in complete awe. I always find myself to be too timid to photograph people when it is outside of a “photoshoot” and it is really amazing to see the work of someone so bold. Her images of people are at the same time gritty and honest. Really something to behold.
A short video about her can be found here:
And a link to John Maloof’s blog about Vivian and her work can be found here:
It’s the way to educate your eyes. Stare. Pry, listen eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.
1. Black & Light, 2. Untitled, 3. o04, 4. LEICA M9 Workshop / Noctilux / Brett, 5. Untitled, 6. Untitled, 7. de juguete, 8. rainy day #5, 9. Untitled, 10. BAOBAB, 11. Untitled, 12. Untitled, 13. …, 14. Untitled, 15. Marée Basse, 16. By The Water, #6, 17. *T, 18. ~ feelin’ good ~, 19. Simple Beauty, 20. Jewelry, 21. Kate, 22. Everybody hurts, sometimes, 23. Wake Up, 24. Golden Hills, 25. Tenuis, 26. Familly Portrait, 27. Solo Crocus, 28. Dahlia Impressions, 29. Calla Curves, 30. Untitled, 31. The Bird, 32. Peonies Reaching, 33. Untitled, 34. glass, 35. #5/365 Siding, 36. Leading the way
Man, I would have loved to have been a photographer during this time.
This one is possibly my favorite:
My lazy version of five things I like:
Flickr Faves from this week.
1. Tanygrisiau, 2. Untitled, 3. Untitled, 4. SãoPaulo – Hasselblad 500CM, 5. Antennas to Heaven, 6. Canadian Coffee, 7. Sunrise on the Farm, 8. ———, 9. Lotus flower：Petal, 10. pup, 11. B_4490191, 12. B_4490340, 13. sea storm, 14. Islandic river, 15. Trwyn Du Lighthouse, 16. Crown Princess, 17. Smile, 18. Untitled, 19. SAL, 20. london 2010 – armani @ Salon D’Été, 21. 241, 22. 1967 M-65 Sport RZ P4, 23. It’s a Frog Eat Frog World, 24. bolton_astrophotography-5199, 25. Ice Stalactites
1. Fair Season – Can’t wait to hit up a bunch this year to make up for only going to one last year.
2. The air is starting to feel like fall. Cooler in the morning and nights.
3. Apartment hunting and job hunting – though a stressful process, there is some fun in exploring what is possible. I will be really happy to move out of Springfield, MA. Though it has been a good temporary spot for us, I long to be back out in the country. I want farms and forest, not street people and noise.
I loved this video. Pretty funny, and neat to show what you can do with a simple camera (although truth be told, I am sure those strobes cost a pretty penny), and some great lighting.
Inspired by Elsie, I’ve decided to make Sunday a day for posting things I like. Some of might it might be photography related, some not, but hopefully it will be a fun little project for sharing neat things I find on the internerds.
Five Things I like:
1. This picture from moominsean on Flickr.
2. Customizing your Kitchenaid mixer. I have a 600 series, and it is by far my favorite and most beautiful kitchen appliance. I haven’t taken the plunge to customize it, but love the idea.
3. These chairs at anthropologie….though I doubt my husband would go for them.
4. Ben Huff’s new blurb book, The Last Road North.
5. Summer! Pretty Flowers!
I should be sleeping or working on my dissertation, but in stead I have been reading photography blogs and watched this vimeo with Hans Aarsman. Not sure if I agree or disagree, but I thought this was very interesting.
Working with veterans in the VA system, I get really interested when I get to see glimpses of what it is like in Iraq and Afghanistan. I stumbled upon Adam Ferguson’s work through 100eyes.org and was really intrigued. I feel like his images really show the uncertainty and unrest in Afghanistan, and how American troops are thrown into the chaos. Check his website out: http://adamfergusonphoto.com/.