On my way back from Vancouver yesterday, I tuned into an episode of Fashion Television. Thrilled that I had found something fab to watch on my flight I was so intrigued by the segment they had on a photographer named Vivian Maier. Her story is just as amazing as her photographs.
Traveling back and froth from Europe and the States, Vivian finally ended up in Chicago after stints in NYC. Her main job was a caregiver and she took these amazing photographs as hobby until the early 90's. She left the world with over 10,000 negatives, documentary films, and audio recordings. Ones that never would have been found until John Maloof came across them at an auction and curated this amazing archive.
I love stories like this. Someone who was so talented but never really knew it. She just had an incredible passion for doing something that she loved and now, the rest of the world gets to see what she saw through her creative eye and through a camera lens.