Vivian Maier is our Monday Master this week as chosen by our new friend photog Jeremie.
Who was Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) ? Well, nobody really knew until about 2009 when her photos were discovered and published on Flickr by John Maloof after he bought them at the auction. You can read the full story here
I first heard of Maier’s work some time in 2012 when I was just starting to discover street photography and the Masters. I didn’t really pay much attention that time, however it is after watching a documentary “Finding Vivian Maier” that I became interested and fascinated by her life story.
I wont go into details about her life but I will say that I’m hugely inspired by her work ethics and the urge she had to photograph anything that interested her. You have to remember that back in time the cameras were very big and uncomfortable to carry around but she did what she had to do and there are so many great images that capture every day beauty of life. And she didn’t feel the urge to share any of her work. She kept everything to herself ( what nowadays seems like an insane thing to do! )
What I love about this image? It doesn’t follow any “rules”, YET – It’s probably one of the most beautiful back shots. The lighting is used perfectly which makes the white dress stand out even more. A slight blur makes the scene look out of this world.
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