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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

[Video] BBC: Vivian Maier - Who Took Nanny's Pictures?

I'm really impressed with this BBC documentary on Vivian Maier.

Part 1/5.

First broadcast: Tue 25 Jun 2013.
The incredible story of a mysterious nanny who died in 2009 leaving behind a secret hoard - thousands of stunning photographs. Never seen in her lifetime, they were found by chance in a Chicago storage locker and auctioned off cheaply.

Now Vivian Maier has gone viral and her magical pictures sell for thousands of dollars. Vivian was a tough street photographer, a secret poet of suburbia. In life she was a recluse, a hoarder, spinning tall tales about her French roots. Presented by Alan Yentob, the film includes stories from those who knew her and those who revealed her astonishing work.

Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Vivian Maier: Street Photographer

I loved seeing how the Rolleiflex camera was used.

Square images. Sounds familiar?

One part of the documentary showed a Vivian Maier exhibit in Chicago, where they displayed every shot from one of her 12 shot film rolls. Maier made every shot count and hardly ever took the same shot twice.

Reminds me of the days when I had a film camera.

You never wanted to waste a shot, and you never knew if you got a good shot until the film was developed.

Inspired Walk
I watched this video before taking my morning walk about the pond. It inspired me to take a few B&W shots with Instagram. Here they are.

These moments taken together tell the story of my morning walk around the pond.

A Morning Photo Walk

Here are some of my Instagram photos for sale.


Vivian Maier Maloof Collection, Ltd Website

Vivian Maier Photography

Vivian Maier on Wikipedia

Vivian Maier: Her discovered work

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