inspiration: vivian maier, street photographer
THIS VIDEO WAS SHARED YESTERDAY BY a photographer friend, who knew I’d love the story, and the life work, of Vivian Maier. The little-known street photographer (1926-2009) made her living as a nanny, and was described as Mary Poppins-like by some of the children she cared for. Even though she worked, she found–rather, she made–time for the creative self-expression she craved, and was content to keep the resulting images to herself, never seeking glory in her lifetime. Apparently the joy of creating was enough. Watch the segment, by WTTW/Chicago Public Media, and see if Maier’s photos and what’s known of her touch you as they did me. Curious to know more? This blog by the young man in the video tells her unfolding tale.