I was up way past any normal sort of bed time last night because of photographs. Not just any photographs, but photographs that are so real, and honest, and brilliant I was literally brought to tears flipping through them. I don't know how I landed on her images, but last night was the first time I stumbled upon the photography of Vivian Maier.
I was incredibly moved reading about her life and looking at her images,
it's really given me a new love and respect for photography and what I leave behind when this life is through.
Vivian Maier was no world class photographer in her time, she was a nanny, a care giver who simply roamed the streets of New York, Chicago capturing life as it happened all around her on her days off. She never showed her images with others, nor did she see her entire body of work in her own lifetime. This woman is incredible, I seriously want to cry I'm so amazed.
I think I just found my all time favorite, and if you haven't seen her work or know her story I hope you head over here
and find as much inspiration as I have from her body of work.
Ps. Now after seeing her work, and getting a taste of Jose Villa's Fine Arts book, I'm truly considering going film.
If not all film I'm definitely considering keeping film on me at all times now. I miss being in a dark room.