Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My favourite photographer: Anonymous.

I don't particularly like to post stuff that doesn't belong to me, but this trailer for the very exciting upcoming documentary "Finding Vivian Maier" really sums up my drive for buying slides and albums. The beauty of snapshot photography is anyone can get lucky - and in every bag of crap I buy there's always at least one shot that makes me say, "this is why I bought these." In this case, Vivian Maier was genuinely good - but until very recently, she was just another homemade photographer doing it for the love of snapping away. I think it makes us a better person: to look for beauty in the absence of a label.To judge for ourselves.