Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits



[Read] ➫ Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits By Vivian Maier – E17streets4all.co.uk Celebrated by The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, American Photo, Town and Country, and countless other publications, the life s work of recently discovered street photographer V Celebrated by The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, American Photo, Town and Country, and countless other publications, the life s work of recently discovered street photographer Vivian Maier has captivated the world Vivian Maier: MOBI :ò and spawned comparisons to photography s masters including Diane Arbus, Helen Levitt, Lisette Model, Walker Evans, and Weegee among othersNow, for the first time, Vivian Maier Self Portraitpresents the fullest and most intimate portrait of the artist herself with approximatelynever before seen black and white and color self portraits culled from the extensive Maloof archive, the preeminent collector of the work of Vivian Maier and editor of the highly acclaimed Vivian Maier Street Photographer bringing us closer to the reclusive artist than ever before.Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits

Vivian Dorothea Maier February , April , was an American street photographer, who was born in New York City and spent much of her childhood in France After returning to the United States, Vivian Maier: MOBI :ò she worked for approximately forty years as a nanny in Chicago, Illinois During those years, she tookthan , photographs, primarily of people and architecture of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, although she traveled and photographed worldwide Maier s photographs remained unknown, and many of her films remained undeveloped, until her boxes of possessions were auctioned off A Chicago historian and collector, John Maloof, examined the images and started to post Maier s photographs on the web in , soon after Maier s death Critical acclaim and interest in Maier s work quickly followed Maier s photographs have been exhibited in the USA, Europe and Asia and have been featured in many articles throughout the world Her life and work have been the subject of both books and documentary films.

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  • Hardcover
  • 120 pages
  • Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits
  • Vivian Maier
  • English
  • 23 February 2019
  • 1576876624

10 thoughts on “Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits

  1. says:

    Va ia tai selfiai.Paslaptingosios ar tiesiog vieni s, Vivian Maier, autoportret albumas Tik keletas tradicini darb , visi kiti atspind iai languose, vitrinose, veidrod iuose, e liuose Is it a mirror, reflecting a portrait of the artist who made it, or a window, through which one might better know the world John Szarkowski Va ia tai selfiai.Paslaptingosios ar tiesiog vieni s, Vivian Maier, autoportret albumas Tik keletas tradicini darb , visi kiti atspind iai languose, vitrinose, veidrod iuose, e liuose Is it a mirror, reflecting a portrait of the artist who made it, or a window, through which one might better know the world John Szarkowski

  2. says:

    This might be in a way the most sensational volume of Maier s work Private, never seeking fame, she creates 150,000 negatives and stuffs them in a few lockers in Chiacgo, and among them are several of these amazing self portraits, including some of them that are shadows, some reflections in windows of pictures she is taking And she almost never smiles or shows any emotion of any kind in these photographs You look for some keys to her personality or her purposes for her work in them and guess, This might be in a way the most sensational volume of Maier s work Private, never seeking fame, she creates 150,000 negatives and stuffs them in a few lockers in Chiacgo, and among them are several of these amazing self portraits, including some of them that are shadows, some reflections in windows of pictures she is taking And she almost never smiles or shows any emotion of any kind in these photographs You look for some keys to her personality or her purposes for her work in them and guess, what, she doesn t reveal much at all of herself in them, seems to me, which in itself is fascinating I wouldn t say these are all necessarily the best photographs she did in the three volumes I have read from her work this month I mean, taking pictures of herself was a tiny fraction of the photographs she took though they often are indeed great,sometimes playful, whimsical, sometimes serious experiments, sometimes amazing portraits of herself as she makes portraits of others You find yourself unable to take your eyes off these photographs Really pretty sensational, this story and these images of a woman not wanting to be known as a photographer, seemingly not wanting to be known at all, reclusive, taking all these pictures of herself we only see after her death Just wow

  3. says:

    Vivian Maier is never anything short of amazing to me While I generally prefer her straight up street photography, it s hard not to love these self portraits What astounds me is how very present she is in her photography, even though her self portraits don t ever seem to be about ego She s a tool for her photography She frames an image in her shadow or reflection She is framed in a mirror or window Her shadow points us to something in a photo, or just reminds us that it sthan merely Vivian Maier is never anything short of amazing to me While I generally prefer her straight up street photography, it s hard not to love these self portraits What astounds me is how very present she is in her photography, even though her self portraits don t ever seem to be about ego She s a tool for her photography She frames an image in her shadow or reflection She is framed in a mirror or window Her shadow points us to something in a photo, or just reminds us that it sthan merely a landscape there s a person behind that camera.And what s the most awesome and frustrating what really points out her brilliance is that so many of these photos would have been dismissed out of hand if I had taken them I would have called them flawed No, I would have worked very hard to keep my presence out of them in the first place And that s what I love about her She s completely present in her photos, but she sees through herself Does that make sense She sees her image as just another image A tool to use in her photos Present and absent all at once It s the difference between someone who tries to do art, and an artist.So great

  4. says:

    TheI read of what little we know of her and theI see her work, thefascinating I find Vivian Maier Over 150,000 exposures that she never shared with anyone Why The introduction to this title explains part of why this is so fascinating to us in a culture that goes for page hits and retweets Vivian Maier s work is extraordinarily different in that it only needed to be made What magic A misfit genius She created her art just to make it NothingThe self portraits I f TheI read of what little we know of her and theI see her work, thefascinating I find Vivian Maier Over 150,000 exposures that she never shared with anyone Why The introduction to this title explains part of why this is so fascinating to us in a culture that goes for page hits and retweets Vivian Maier s work is extraordinarily different in that it only needed to be made What magic A misfit genius She created her art just to make it NothingThe self portraits I found doubly fascinating because they are not about Maier herself Rarely do we see any kind of expression at all on her face Instead she s using herself, her own body, as a prop in her composition Sometimes it s a shadow that draws your eye towards something, sometimes her figure allows you to see past and through the reflection of a window, sometimes it s a body that completes the composition But it never seems to be about Vivian Maier I ve never seen selfies like this before This was one of my favorites of her published collections

  5. says:

    Intriguing As reclusive as Vivian was, I get the feeling that she did not want to be forgotten I particularly enjoy her off kilter sense of humour.

  6. says:

    She was vehemently private about her motivation to make images, to the degree that very few even knew she was a photographer Elizabeth Avedon, from the the introduction to Vivian Maier Self portraits.Photographer Vivian Maier died in 2009 at the age of 83, leaving behind some 150,000 negatives of street life, mostly in Chicago and New York cities A reclusive woman who worked as a nanny, Maier published none of her photos and didn t seem to share them with anyone either This book cuts a She was vehemently private about her motivation to make images, to the degree that very few even knew she was a photographer Elizabeth Avedon, from the the introduction to Vivian Maier Self portraits.Photographer Vivian Maier died in 2009 at the age of 83, leaving behind some 150,000 negatives of street life, mostly in Chicago and New York cities A reclusive woman who worked as a nanny, Maier published none of her photos and didn t seem to share them with anyone either This book cuts a narrow swathe, featuring approximately 60 black and white and a smaller selection of colour self portraits They aren t emotional studies, or pictures of Maier engaging with her surroundings, though they are deliberate, clearly composed with care, with her camera often appearing as a prominent feature in the image Maier appears in mirrors, in window reflections, as shadow She is sometimes the main subject of images, sometimes a shadow over a subject and sometimes so peripheral she can hardly be seen Occasionally she appears with the children she governed.On occasion she appears at the back of a scene deliberately including herself, though rarely engaging directly with the viewer The images were selected by Chicago photographer and historic preservationist John Maloof, who almost single handedly brought Maier s work to public attention.It s an impressive collection of images, whether you re familiar with Maier s overarching work or are simply interested in the images themselves as self portraits The size of the book is not small but there s a lot of white space around the pictures and I wish some of thedetailed images were larger Overall, it s an exceptional book with a depth of content Highly recommended

  7. says:

    It s weird that the last book I finished in 2017 and the first book I finished in 2018 were ones of photographs I had completely different reactions While it was pleasant to look at pictures of Paul McCartney and the other Beatles lives, that book doesn t even begin to compare to this one of photographs taken by Vivian Maier.Jim told me about Vivian and the book he read about her He found a DVD documentary telling the story of how a young man became aware of her photographs and the fascinati It s weird that the last book I finished in 2017 and the first book I finished in 2018 were ones of photographs I had completely different reactions While it was pleasant to look at pictures of Paul McCartney and the other Beatles lives, that book doesn t even begin to compare to this one of photographs taken by Vivian Maier.Jim told me about Vivian and the book he read about her He found a DVD documentary telling the story of how a young man became aware of her photographs and the fascinating story since he discovered them.This particular book of self portraits not only includes Vivian in each photo but also awakens your imagine of the stories of the people she was photographing These photos make you wonder about her and the people she photographed, many of them strangers She had a way of capturing life that brings you to emotions you don t expect and you feel like you don t want to turn the page and leave the photo you re seeing.Unfortunately, most of the 100,000 photos she took were never printed during her lifetime If they had been, she would have been rich and well known I m putting the book about her life on my to read list

  8. says:

    Format HardcoverPlace read Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Library, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaNo two self portrais are composed in the same way in these 60 photographs except where Vivian Maier along with her camera is the main subject There are images where you need to search for her shadow or her reflection but she stamped each with her own style She never printed her photos they say, then how did she come up with the kind of compositions is a million dollar question Her expertise in t Format HardcoverPlace read Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Library, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaNo two self portrais are composed in the same way in these 60 photographs except where Vivian Maier along with her camera is the main subject There are images where you need to search for her shadow or her reflection but she stamped each with her own style She never printed her photos they say, then how did she come up with the kind of compositions is a million dollar question Her expertise in the craft is beyond imagination

  9. says:

    After reading a book about her life, I checked out this book which contained self portraits They were remarkable.

  10. says:

    I would have love to meet Vivian Maier The way she did photography was almost in a simplistic form, but who knows what meaning she would have had when taking them.

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