@emmacooper Blue jean baby (Taken with Instagram)
@emilyrosetheo Miss America (Taken with Instagram)
Roof partyyy (Taken with Instagram)
I love her work. I’ve been reading George Eliot lately and thus thinking about unremarkable lives lived in utter lack of notoriety. The idea appeals to me. It seems heroic to me to work for decades in equal parts brilliance and obscurity. It seems heroic to me to take pictures you can’t afford to develop. I wish I knew more about this woman. Her story is intriguing and sort of haunting but I don’t want to make her a cipher. The boys she nannied for said she had a brilliant way with children, a sensitivity paired with a sweetly mischevious and endlessly curious streak. They remember her darting across a road to fetch a dead snake to show them. Her self-portraits are wry, not self-serious. I love this one where she has just a hint of a smile. She makes me want to work hard all my life in pursuit of some private goal.
The artist and her trusty Rolleiflex
(via BBC: Vivian Maier)
(via Vivian Maier - Color)