American Atget

United States
March 16, 2011 8:49pm CST
I found this somewhere: http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/ Long story short: a storage locker company starts auctioning off items in lockers with delinquent accounts. One of the items up for auction is a metric truckload of negatives, taken by a street photographer in Chicago. The body of work has never been displayed anywhere before, as the photographer was very private. Take a look, and if you've never heard of Eugene Atget, take a look at his stuff, too. What are your thoughts? Good, bad, indifferent?
1 response
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
17 Mar 11
Ahhh...Chicago. My mother's family moved there from NY before I was born. Gramma was a bouncer in a speak easy on the south side. yep, she was 100% Irish! I've seen black and whites similar in my mother's photo album.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
10 Apr 11
Thank you. I only wish more had taken the time to view these pics. They're awesome!
• United States
13 Apr 11
Only response = best response by default I've loved this style of photography, but I've never had the chutzpah to take pictures of random strangers. It just seems so invasive to me. Granted, she used a Twin Lens Reflex which was held at waist-level and is a lot smaller than an SLR, so maybe that was how she got away with it. Still, beautiful stuff.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
13 Apr 11
Some appear to be aware of her and the camera. I never thought of it as an invasion of privacy though. Maybe.