Street Photographer Vivian Maier

One of the things I admire most is street photography… it captures emotions, culture, style, and history all at the same time.

Vivian Maier was a Chicago nanny who died in 2009, leaving behind 100,000 negatives taken in the streets of Chicago and New York that on one but her had seen before. Her work was recently discovered by chance, and the photos she took on her days off are now being ‘ranked up there’ with the best 20th century street photograph.

(Did I just spotted the real Don Draper?)

{image & source via Vivian Maier- Her Discovered Work, Vivian Maier Photographyguardian.co.uk}

One of my goals this year is to pay more visits to the wonderful museums & exhibitions we have in SF. Looking at these photos certainly inspired me to do so… time to visit SF MOMA and enjoy an espresso at the Rooftop Coffee Bar.