Vivan Maier was a nanny, and nothing more than that for all outward appearances. But she lived a double life – part of the time she was a nanny, part of the time she was a street photographer in Chicago, IL with an acute eye for catching people in just the right moment. She never told anyone about her photographs. It wasn’t until after she died that her work was discovered when a real estate agent named John Maloof purchased a box of negatives, with no idea who took the photos or what the subject of the photos was. His discovery was shocking – over 10,000 negatives containing some of the best street photogaphy from decades past that has been seen. Here is a great article from Chicago Magazine detailing Vivian’s life and the discovery.
Also, check out Vivan Maier Prints, the website that John Maloof created to showcase Vivian’s work.
The Life and Work of Street Photographer Vivian Maier
This article from Chicago Magazine profiles photographer Art Shay’s favorite subject – his wife Florence. The photo series is simply amazing, and nothing I type here can possibly do justice to what you will find, so click the link and see for yourself.
Life Through a Leica | Chicago magazine
Adam Magyar is a Hungarian born artist with an unusual technique of capturing instants in time. Using gear that he built himself from high speed scanners, he records images from the vantage point of a subway train passing through a station that are unique in that they produce prints that can be as large as eight feet. I can’t even begin to explain the different ways in which he produces his unusual images. Go read the amazing article at Medium.
So today I came across the website Twisted Sifter, an Australian image blog that has some great finds. This is one of them – police photos from the 20′s, 30′s and 40′s around Sydney and New South Wales.
Warning – graphic images.
25 Vintage Police Record Photographs «TwistedSifter.
Louis Daguerre invented the photographic process that bore his name in the late 1830′s. Today, Dan Carillo is still using the process to make stunning images. Here is a short article that profiles Dan along with a beautiful video in which Dan talks about his creative process – but he doesn’t get very technical. It’s very cool that he is making images with this technique. It is a unique process that creates a beautiful image that will last for generations.
A Beautiful Video of the Daguerreotype Process.
An interesting article about the photography of Jeff Bridges, along with an excellent gallery. He uses a special wide-frame camera that allows some fairly unique shots, that he has been producing since the early 80′s. An interesting read and intriguing look into the creativity of one of my favorite actors.
Jeff Bridges to Be Honored at International Center of Photography Dinner – NYTimes.com.
This has got to be, hands down, the best image of an eclipse that I’ve ever seen.
Eclipse photo by Cathleen Allison