The photographer I have chosen for this project is Vivian Maier. I chose this photographer and image because I think that Vivian is an amazing photographer because of her technique, I like how her self portraits are not straight forward photographs, they are taken from reflections of herself, I like this approach because it shows are scene around her and I also love the fact that they are in black and white, it really brings out the age and feeling in the photographs.
Vivian Dorothea Maier was born February 1st 1926 and sadly died April 21st 2009. She was a very special American photographer who was born in New York City but was raised in France, Vivian was an nanny in Chicago for round about 40 years and in that time she had taken over one hundred thousand photographs primarily of people and cityscapes in Chicago. Her photographs were unknown and mostly undeveloped until a local historian John Maloof founded her. Vivian’s work has been exhibited in the U.S, England, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Belgium.