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Found at Auction: The Unseen Photographs of a Legend that Never Was

Found at Auction: The Unseen Photographs of a Legend that Never Was
Picture this: quite possibly the most important street photographer of the 20th century was a 1950s children’s nanny who kept herself to herself and never showed a single one of her photographs to anyone. Decades later in 2007, a Chicago real estate agent and historical hobbyist, John Maloof purchased a box of never-seen, never-developed film negatives of an unknown ‘amateur’ photographer for $380 at his local auction house. John began developing his new collection of photographs, some 100,000 negatives in total, that had been abandoned in a storage locker in Chicago before they ended up at the auction house. A self portrait: Before he could reach her, to John’s great dismay, he found her obituary notice in the Chicago Tribune in 2009. Now, the guy who bought that box of negatives at his local auction house has made a documentary film about the incredible discovery of a lost talent and the path to Finding Vivian Maier. The film will begin screenings in March 2014. Related:  Photography

- StumbleUpon 1. You can make a photograph of anything and anyone on any public property, except where a specific law prohibits it. e.g. streets, sidewalks, town squares, parks, government buildings open to the public, and public libraries. 2. You may shoot on private property if it is open to the public, but you are obligated to stop if the owner requests it. e.g. malls, retail stores, restaurants, banks, and office building lobbies. 3. Private property owners can prevent photography ON their property, but not photography OF their property from a public location. 4.

The Paris Time Capsule Apartment A Parisian apartment left untouched for over 70 years was discovered in the quartier of Pigalle a few summers ago and I’ve been meaning to share the pictures with you. Time to unlock the vault … The owner of this apartment, Mrs. De Florian left Paris just before the rumblings of World War II broke out in Europe. She closed up her shutters and left for the South of France, never to return to the city again. The team that had the honor of opening what must have been a very stiff old lock for the first time in 70 years, likened the experience to ‘stumbling into the castle of sleeping beauty’. There is a further twist to the story. With some expert historical opinion, the ribbon-bound love letters were quickly recognized as the calling card of none other than Giovanni Boldini, one of Paris’ most important painters of the Belle Époque. What kept her away even after the war? via The Telegraph, photos by GETTY.

Your beautiful eyes Behance Served Sites Served is a collection of sites that showcase category specific content from Behance, the world's leading platform for creative professionals across all industries. View All Served Sites → photography Served Join Behance Hire a Designer Behance Project Shuffle Showcase & Discover Creative Work Sign up for free View Next Project → Shuffle <img class="featured-ribbon-2x featured-ribbon featured-ribbon-net" src=" title="Photography Served"></img> Project Featured On: Photography Served — 6/6/10 Your beautiful eyes Info Statistics Created: 2/20/10 Last Edited: 7/26/15 Description Extreme close of eyes, with all their relief. Project Info Owners Suren Manvelyan Tags Copyright Info Attribution Non-commercialNo Derivatives Read More Share inShare Short link: by Yerevan, Armenia Follow on Bēhance Eye with coloboma.Visit my facebook page to find more photos: Save Project

The Art of the Headshot: How to Shoot Perfect Portraits Portrait photographer Peter Hurley gave this talk at the recent Google+ Photography Conference in SF. His training on headshots have made quite a splash in the photo world in the past year, and this free hour-long lecture is a great way to glean some tips for your work. (via Fstoppers) Tags: conference, google, headshots, lecture, peterhurley, portraits, portraiture, talk, Tips, training Glass rain may give planet blue hue 11 July 2013Last updated at 11:23 ET The turbulent alien world - seen in this artist's impression - lies some 63 light-years from Earth For the first time, astronomers have determined the true colour of a planet orbiting another star. The world, known as HD189733b, has a deep azure hue - probably the result of silicate (glass) rain in the atmosphere, which scatters blue light. Details of the discovery, made with the Hubble Space Telescope, are to appear in Astrophysical Journal Letters. Although it might resemble Earth from a distance, HD189733b is a huge gas giant which orbits close to its host star. The temperature of the planet's atmosphere is a scorching 1,000C, and it rains glass, sideways, in howling 7,000km-per-hour winds. Its atmosphere has been found to be dramatically changeable and exotic, with hazes and violent bursts of evaporation. It has been extensively studied by ground- and space-based telescopes. HD 189733b is faint and close to its sun.

Sergey Chilikov: A photographer’s work from during Soviet-era Russia through modern times (PHOTOS). Sergey Chilikov/courtesy of Grinberg Gallery, Moscow. From Sergey Chilikov: Selected Works 1978–, published by Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam. This post contains nudity. It would be difficult to guess Sergey Chilikov’s photographs are a product of repressive, Soviet-era Russia. The book’s introduction describes the bleak place photography held in Soviet Russia during the 1970s. Into this realm came Sergey Chilikov, one of the founding members of the FACT group, which was active from 1976 to 1988. The small freedoms depicted in Chilikov’s work are happily out of step with the usual images from this particular time and place. “Just image ideological tunnel vision and baiting, which were typical in the 1970s in the USSR. Regarding the prevalent nudity in his work, specifically topless young women, Chilikov didn't feel as if he were expressing anything out of the ordinary.

Night Photography Tips and James Bond If you’re thinking about taking photos at night the ‘usual’ way – deleting 75% of your photos because of camera blur or excessive darkness… Alas, after several hours slaving in Adobe Illustrator (I’m no graphic designer, I’m a photographer, dang it!) here is your friendly Night Photography Tips Infographic! Oh yeah…and if this helps you in any sort of way, feel free to share it to someone else it could help. Nothing is more annoying than ruined night photos at a perfect night scene (I can feel the agony just thinking about it…) <div align="center"><a href=" title="Night Photography Tips Infographic"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-490" title="night-photography-tips" alt="" src=" width="550" height="1800" /></a><br />Provided by <a href=" Techniques</a></div><p> About Simon Takk

'Alex & Me': The Parrot Who Said 'I Love You' Photos: Everyday objects that look like solar system planets. Simon Wright is a graphic designer in Australia*. He decided he needed to challenge himself to give his brain a workout, so he created what he calls his “Solar System Challenge”: without using Photoshop or any additional after-effects (with the exception of Instagram), create a set of pictures of everyday objects that look like the planets in the solar system. The results are pretty cool: Image credit: Simon Wright If you go to his Facebook page where he has those shots, you can see them in more detail. Click on each one to get an explanation of what it is and which planet it is. Image credit: Simon Wright My favorite is the picture for the Sun. I like Wright’s gumption. What will you do to challenge yourself today? *Correction, March 9, 2013: The post originally implied that Simon Wright worked for Hub Creative.

Tightly Pressed Against Colorful Shrink Wrap In his project Skindeep, French photographer Julien Palast studies the body and the human form in a very unique way. Generally an advertising and still life photographer, Palast went in a new direction with this portrait series. For each image, he wrapped male and female models in vibrant colors and gradients that created what he describes as "instant bas reliefs recalling of the classic imagery." The gestural lines and contours are quite prominent, and even certain facial expressions can be distinguished. Julien Palast's website via [Designboom]

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