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November 5, 2009

Vivian Maier – A Blog of Gorgeous Mid-Century Photography

CHI-1007Purchased by John Maloof, a Chicago real estate agent, at an antique auction, the work of a previously unknown amatuer photographer Vivian Maier is finding it’s way into the blogosphere. Taken mostly during the 1950’s, the pictures are candid shots of downtown Chicago and it’s citizens, and it is great stuff.

John is slowly posting Vivian’s pictures on his blog, Vivian Maier – Her Discovered Work. Stop by and take a quick spin through the photographs he is posting.  Although they aren’t of interiors, like Maynard Parker’s collection, they are very real and very stunning. The best part: John is learning from Vivian’s photographic instruction and using her techniques to take pictures of his own.  Too sweet.

An article with the whole story is here.  Enjoy!

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4 Responses to Vivian Maier – A Blog of Gorgeous Mid-Century Photography

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    November 5, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks for posting this Ruth! Really, really gorgeous photographs, she had talent for sure. And let me tell you, I have taken pics with that type of camera – a 2 1/4 twin lens – and it is a real beeyatch! So for her to just be walking around taking pics with that camera, well she was fantastically talented!

    • RetroRuth Reply

      November 5, 2009 at 1:09 pm

      Hooray! Glad you like it, Sara. I was fascinated by the pictures myself, I couldn’t stop looking at the blog so I knew it was a winner for a post. I love how the people are so human in the pictures. I know that sounds ridiculous, but they have so much personality that they could just about walk off the computer screen.

  2. Sara in AZ Reply

    November 5, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I totally know what you mean Ruth, she really captures them.

  3. Andrea Reply

    November 5, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks so much for posting that link. I love old photography, and Vivien’s work is absolutely stunning!

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