Vivian Maier in colour

2 06 2011

Photograph by Vivian Maier © 2011 Maloof Collection, Ltd.

I was browsing the new Vivian Maier website, and noticed that there is a small colour portfolio (or color if you are Stateside!). While the vast majority of the work on the website is b+w, her colour work does have it’s merits. Certainly when Maier worked in colour, it was the colour that seems to have caught her attention – case in point the photo above. Well, the colour may have caught her eye in this one, but what really catches the eye is her sense of humour – this photo is hilarious! While the colour work on the website is not profuse (9 images versus nearly 200 b+w), it is certainly excellent, some of the shots reminding me of Saul Leiter or even Eggleston.

Photograph by Vivian Maier © 2011 Maloof Collection, Ltd

If you haven’t seen the new Vivian Maier website, take a look at it here. There’s also a book in the works which hopefully will be as excellent as what we have seen on the web so far.

– Rory

** Looks like there is a Vivian Maier exhibition coming up in London next week – see this link. Thanks to Barry Walsh for the tip