: Vivian Maier - Street Photographer. Edited by John Maloof. Foreword by Geoff Dyer.
What a wonderful treat to myself, a collection of inspirational light & form.
We are taken back in time worldwide from France to New York City and Chicago city streets.
What I adore most about this collection of only a small proportion of Maiers photography is the snippets of harsh moments that seem to reflect so beautifully in the eyes of her unsuspecting subjects, and how well planned (or seemingly unplanned) Vivian creates amazingly abstract forms with her surroundings in contrast with her observant street photography. The end photograph, which is a self-portrait of Maier overwhelmed me with happiness- a smile at the end of it all.
Maiers legacy was hidden in storage spaces stuffed to the brim and it was only an improbable set of circumstances that that saved them being consigned to oblivion.
: A documentary called Finding Vivian Maier by John Maloof & Charlie Siskel first started my admiration.
: The quality of the collection itself is fantastic, published by #powerhousebooks on dense gloss paper with crisp image resolution.