We (+Shuwen Lisa Wu
, +Peter Tellone
, +Joseph Smith
and I) watched "Finding Vivian Maier" at the La Jolla Village Theater last Friday. (movie homepage: http://findingvivianmaier.com/
If there's one thing that really struck me it's the beauty of these old black & white film photographs. It makes me want to get a film camera and some black & white film! And her sense for composition and the right moment is truly, truly remarkable.
As stated in the movie, the low angle provided by the Rolleiflex camera seems to add a lot to the uniqueness of her images. I just browsed the "Street" portfolios on the website (http://www.vivianmaier.com/
) that John Maloof created again, the images are SO good. And while this may be enough to appreciate her work, I still liked the film. It's good entertainment, and what a story.