The woman had a marvelous eye for portrait, but more than that, of composition, with light, reflection and shadow. Just marvelous photos. There's a photo shown at about 3:50 of the first video, with a woman walking away from the photographer with two children, and puddles on the sidewalk reflecting sheets of light--a just breathtaking photograph. To think that this women spent 50 or 60 years taking photographs of this quality, and never recognized in her own lifetime.
It revives a world which has been gone for generations, too. Men and women who would never appear on the street without a hat. Girls, young women, who are no different than girls today, but who are laughing and gossiping together in skirts, blouses and sweaters--outfits you'd never see today. It's a world at once familiar and alien.
Wed 5 Jan, 2011 08:44 am
I saw you over at FB, and immediately thought of this thread--but i was in a hurry to get done what i needed over there, and wanted to hurry back here.
Wed 5 Jan, 2011 08:46 am
Wikipedia has a bio of her up (no surprise there), and there, i found a link to John Maloof's Vivian Maier web site, which has 12,000 images!
Wed 5 Jan, 2011 08:50 am
I breathlessly await the book!
love this shot, you're eyes are drawn to the sign in the window, but the real story is the pawn shop logo in the lower left corner