“Robert Frank, Swiss, unobtrusive, nice, with that little camera that he raises and snaps, and with one hand he sucked a sad poem right out of America on to film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world.”—Jack Kerouac from the introduction to The Americans first published 50 years ago.
“Everyone is down on journalism, I couldn’t be more excited because in disruption there is opportunity. There is huge opportunity for us as profession right now to step up and if we don’t step up we are going to left behind, we have to elevate our game.”—Brian Storm, president of MediaStorm
“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”—e. e. cummings (via hdot)
Just got a chance to check this out. Pretty damn rad for a nerd like me. Here’s the blurb from the blogspot heading:
This was created in dedication to the photographer Vivian Maier, a street photographer from the 1950s - 1970s. Vivian’s work was discovered at an auction here in Chicago where she lived for 50 years but was originally a native to France. Her discovered work includes between 30-40,000 mostly medium format negatives. Born February 1, 1926 and deceased on Tuesday, April 21, 2009.
Cannot wait to explore her work and find some more inspiration for my Chicago half-sleeve! Yay!