Monday, July 18, 2011

Vivian Maier exhibition London

I have been eagerly following the uncovering of Vivian Maier's photography catalogue since it was revealed to the public by John Maloof.

Maloof purchased some of Maier's negs at a furniture and antique auction and quickly discovered a wealth of unseen talent.

Maier sadly past away in 2009 and little is known about her. She moved to the USA from France in the early 1930's when 11 or 12 and worked as a nanny during the 50's and early 60's. It seems she was always obsessively taking photographs but nobody ever saw them.

Maloof now has more than 100,000 negatives in his collection. He is slowly revealing them to the world whilst she is rapidly becoming renowned as a great previously undiscovered street photographer.

On Saturday, I went to see some of the work which is being exhibited as part of the London Street Photography Festival.
I was slightly disappointed by the curation as I felt like i had seen better shots on the Vivian Maier blog but it's still worth a look.
Details here:

On an aside note, the German Gymnasium is a great building, that in itself is worth a visit too! And after the Exhibition, i recommend cocktails and cheese at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, the perfect end to the perfect day.

For more about Maier and to see some more of her images, check out the blog here:

Friday, July 15, 2011

Charlie Condou - some out-takes

I've been a bit slack at blogging of late but I'm finally getting round to posting. It's 7.45pm on Friday evening and I have told myself I am not allowed to go to the pub until I blog so here goes......
Some out-takes from my shoot with Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou. My favourite shots from this day are most definitely the ones outside the green cafe (Cafe Columbia). Can you guess the location? (the name of the cafe being a dead giveaway of course!)