Friday, May 27, 2011

Vivian Maier – Street Photographer Extraordinaire

 Vivian Maier's self portrait

"Chicago nanny Vivian Maier died in 2009, leaving behind 100,000 negatives that no one but she had ever seen. Her work was discovered by chance, and now the photographs she took on her days off are being hailed as 'ranking up there' with the best in 20th-century street photography."

This may take awhile to watch (9 minutes and 40 seconds, to be exact) but, if you're into street photography – or any other kind of photography, for that matter – I promise you this will be worth your time.

via Yvonne

Amazing, huh? Anyway, here are some
of Vivian Maier's work that took my breath away.

1954, New York, NY 

March 18, 1955, New York, NY 

 Untitled, Undated

 Untitled, Undated

 1959, Cochin, India

April 7, 1960, Florida

  Undated, Canada 

  Sept. 24, 1959, New York, NY

  January, 1953, New York, NY 

Untitled, April 20, 1956 

  Untitled, 1956

 Untitled, Undated

  Untitled, Self Portrait

All photographs used in this post were taken by Vivian Maier, American (amateur) Street Photographer (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009). All pictures sourced from


Melsong said...

Wow, she's amazing.

Pam Song said...

ATTN: Melsong
– She is! She is! Summore old technology, you know! So sharp, all her pics. And so much detail. And feeeeeling.

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