Somewhat reclusive, Vivian Maier was a children's nanny most of her life and spent a good part of her spare time and even some of her working time taking pictures. She left a legacy of over 40,000 undeveloped photos and film, in a storage locker. This horde was eventually sold at auction to cover the cost of the unpaid rent. Her purchaser (can I say that?) was so stunned by the quality, scope and sheer immenseness of her work that he set about to tell her story in the documentary I saw last night.
I just realized that I have almost 4,000 pictures on my MAC and probably another 4,000 on an external hard drive - yikes. I may be becoming a Vivian Maier. However, I rarely take pictures of people. Vivian Maier took amazing pictures of people!! Here is a website dedicated to her work - www.Vivianmaier.com.
The pictures? My fascination with the infrastructure. People are more interesting :)
Have a great day!