Bill and I have begun a new series called ‘The Art of Street Photography’ over on our blog Just Us. As lovers of art and of Street Photography in particular we have taken it upon ourselves to explore the history of this fascinating subject, and the artistic theory that underpins this genre. I hope you’ll join us on our little jaunt into this exciting project, and to what will hopefully become an invaluable resource on the subject. We both draw from almost 78 years worth of experience between us in the fields of photography and art, so we feel confident that we might just pique your interest, especially amongst fellow photographers and artists, or for anyone with an interest. Hope to see you there! 🙂
An Introduction to Vivian Maier, and the Phenomenon of the Artist-Photographer.
Vivian Maier, born in New York in 1926, a nanny originally of French and Austrian heritage, was, is, in mine and Bill’s opinion possibly the best street photographer in the history of street photography. She has been hailed as one of the greatest talents of the Street Photography genre
by experts in the field, since her chance discovery in 2009 when student and dealer in second-hand goods, John Maloof bought a storage container at auction for the grand sum of $389. What he discovered were boxes and boxes full of undeveloped negatives dating from the early 1950s, all the way through the second half of the 20th century, and up until her death in 2009. Her body of work consists of over 100,000 shots. She was incredibly prolific for an amateur photographer…
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