VIVIAN MAIER_STREET PHOTOGRAPHER | Book Review

VIVIAN MAIER_STREET PHOTOGRAPHER

  • Edited by John Maloof, foreword by Geoff Dyer
  • This book is a compilation of Vivan Maier’s work, an unknown street photographer who worked as a professional nanny back in the 1950s to 1990s. It wasn’t until later on in 2007 that her negatives was discovered/purchased by John Maloof in a Chicago auction house. Vivian Maier had stored away approximately one hundred thousand undeveloped negatives, until today.———————————————————————————————————
  • The book contains a selective compilation of her work and it’s brilliant.
  • I personally prefer the hardcover with the fabric like material and the initial V.N debossed on the bottom left corner, over the paper wrap of this book. So classy.
  • Only three pages of writing that includes an introduction from John Maloof and some of Geoff Dyer’s thoughts, with the rest of the book filled with Vivian Maier’s compelling work.
  • Each page sits a different filtered sepia photograph, taken with her high-end Twin Lens Reflex Rolleiflex camera.
  • In the video, are just a couple of my favourite photographs from the book.———————————————————————————————————
  • I remember ordering my own copy of the book right after I watched the documentary. (because I have no self control)
  • The thought of possessing some of her prints in book form brings me great satisfaction, a physical copy that I could flip through whenever I please.
    Yes, please.
  • If you’re a photography enthusiast (or not), I highly recommend you watching the documentary first before deciding to purchase the book.
  • Just so you get more of the style of her work and how it came to be in the first place, oh-so amusing.

    “We have to make room for other people. It’s a wheel – you get on, you go to the end, and someone else has the same opportunity to go to the end, and so on, and somebody else takes their place. There’s nothing new under the sun” – Vivian Maier

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