The Mary Poppins of Photography

 

We’ve recently discovered the work of the enigmatic Vivian Maier, and we’re in love.

A career nanny who kept her photography skills a complete secret till a box of her work was discovered posthumously, Vivian has taken some of the most poignant images of New York and Chicago in the 60’s that we’ve seen in a long while.

But better still, we’re bewitched by her self portraits that evoke sheer poetry.

In a world now overrun, and in fact infested with selfies and belfies, Vivian’s work has added some much needed magic to the art of taking one’s own image and the space one occupies. And in her case, it truly is an art.

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Self-Portrait, 1954

 

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Self-Portrait, 1961

 

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Self-Portrait, Undated

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Self-Portrait, 1955

 

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Self-Portrait, 1955

 

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Self-Portrait, Undated

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Self-Portrait, 1956

 

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1955

 

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Self-Portrait, 1956

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Self-Portrait, 1971

 

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Self-Portrait, 1953

 

We really can’t wait to get our hands on this film!

 

 

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