March 22, 2011

Vivian Maier The Nanny ok!!!(^_*)

What is Vivian Maier’s story?

I found her name written in one of the newspaper that i read last week. I decided to ‘Google’ about her yesterday..jom baca sampai habis ok!!!
Now, allow me to introduce the most extraordinary Street Photographer Vivian Maier with the most unusual passage into notoriety. Her work was discovered in 2007 by a 26 year old, real estate agent/entrepreneur/historian – John Maloof –  after he purchased a box of her negatives at an auction for $400. According to this brief excerpt about:
 Vivian Maier in Wikipedia:
In 1951, at 25 years old, Vivian Maier moved from France to New York, where she worked for some time in a sweatshop. She made her way to the Chicago area’s North Shore in 1956 and became a nanny on and off for about 40 years, staying with one family for 14 of them. She was, in the accounts of the families for whom she worked, very private, spending her days off walking the streets of Chicago and taking photographs, most often with a Rolleiflex camera.
John Maloof, curator of Maier’s collection of photographs, summarizes the way the children she nannied would later describe her:
She was a Socialist, a Feminist, a movie critic, and a tell-it-like-it-is type of person. She learned English by going to theaters, which she loved. She wore a men’s jacket, men’s shoes and a large hat most of the time. She was constantly taking pictures, which she didn’t show anyone.
Between 1959 and 1960, Maier traveled to Los Angeles, Manila, Bangkok, Beijing, Egypt, Italy, and the American Southwest, taking pictures in each location. The trip was probably financed by the sale of a family farm in Alsace. For a brief period in the 1970s, Maier worked as a nanny for Phil Donahue’s children. As she got older, she collected more boxes of belongings, bringing them with her to each new post. At one employer’s house she stored 200 boxes of materials. Most were photographs or negatives, but Maier collected other objects, such as newspapers,and sometimes recorded audiotapes of conversations she had with the people she photographed.
Towards the end of her life, Maier may have been homeless for some time. She lived on Social Security checks and may have had another source of income, but the children she had taken care of in the early 1950s bought her an apartment and paid her bills. In 2008, she slipped on ice and hit her head. She did not fully recover and died in 2009 at the age of 83.
 Hurm, sadly the best we will know will be the second and third had experiences of this enigmatic and talented artist. Sadly we can’t ever know the full story. She’s gone and no one discovered or took an interest to peek through her privacy. Maybe she would never have allow it anyway but what is the story behind all these images.  I wanted to meet her in person well if i had given a chance but she's gone a long time ago.  everything is fated kan.  and now baru aku tahu pasal dia..  dah terlambat..  and the Question is, Siapa Vivian Maier ni??? What is the full story? What drove her and what were her life experiences that she had while taking all these thousands of images...Tell me Friends, if you know bour her!!!:))

and ini ada A FEW PHOTOS yang diambil by

This is Vivian Maier:))

and the rest ni pulak adalah beberapa hasil karya dia berphotography selama dia hidup..
and what can i say, i adore her photos so damn much!!!

Awesome kan??  yup She's AWESOME!!!
Enjoy Friends!!

ppssttt...ok, aku memang tengah gila dok cakap orang putih sekarang, tu pasal la entry aku budget sikit dok cakap org putih..haha... kalau salah tolong betulkan ye!!!SORRY!!

ikhlas:  Schubert Serenade ($_$)