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digg311 01-11-2011 10:14 AM

The undiscovered genius of Vivian Maier
 
I might be a little behind on this story, but came across it today and am simply amazed.

http://tv.gawker.com/5726565/genius-...ed-post-mortem

Direct link to Youtube vid:
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Here's the blog where a lot of her pics are being shown…
http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/

She must have been a brilliant previsualizer. She's shooting a Rollei which reverses the image in the view and then snapping off images that depend on depth of field and hyper focus. Amazing composition sense.

digg311 01-11-2011 10:15 AM

Okay… not sure why the embedded video didn't work… oops.

digg311 01-11-2011 10:38 AM

Oh, it did work. I am, apparently, an idiot.

dcervenka 01-11-2011 3:52 PM

A very cool story. It's a shame it took her passing to bring these images to the public and kudos to the gentleman that found them going through all the work to catalog them! It makes you wonder how many other Vivian Maier's are out there that no one knows about.

On a somewhat related note.. I've been watching Storage Wars and now I'm itching to go bid on a unit.. you never know what you'll find!

Walt 01-11-2011 7:06 PM

Her photos look amazing.

skull 01-19-2011 5:56 AM

Very interesting stuff. I would be a terrible street photographer. I'd much rather be in the wildness shooting wildlife or landscapes versus having to point a camera at someone I don't know.... makes me very uncomfortable. Much respect given to people that do this kind of thing.


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