Vivian Maier, Street Photographer


Documentary Film: Finding Vivian Maier

This intriguing documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.

The documentary will be shown at the Oriental Theater on Milwaukee’s east side on Friday, May 2.

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Sea of Grasses


Winds rippling through tall grasses on a hike around the County Grounds give the impression of water. (It takes about 30 seconds for the wind to get going – wait for it!)

This is the first time I’ve ever uploaded a video here and I don’t intend to make it a habit. This scene was mesmerizing to me. I could have sat here and watched it for quite a long while (better than sitting in front of a computer screensaver!) so I decided to try out the video capabilities of my phone, an HTC Inspire. It would have been a little better on a tripod to keep the camera steady, but at least I have the scene captured for my future enjoyment, if not yours as well. 😉