Award-winning ceramic artist Katharine Morling creates beautiful 3-dimensional drawings out of clay, porcelain and ink. While cameras are not her primary subject, she does include them in her assemblages from time to time. The piece above is named Time (50 30 x 20cm) and features 5 vintage cameras built with hand and slab building techniques.
Photo by Stephen Brayne
We’re a fan of cameras of all kinds, but we have a sweet spot for vintage cameras. Ross Moody of the cool design shop Fifty Five Hi’s has put together a beautifully-made 2-color poster called Retro Cameras (18″x24″) that’s printed on French paper’s white wash. It’s available now for a cool $24.99! You can save 15% on this poster or tons of other really cool printables they make if you sign up for their newsletter.
These small clips from the 1970s show a glimpse into the secret life of Chicago nanny Vivian Maier as she documented the urban life around her in her off time. The Finding Vivian Maier documentary finally debuts today at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival.
We’ve covered info on Maier before, but if she’s unknown to you here’s a rundown. Vivian died in 2009 at the age 83. She spent most of her life as a nanny in Chicago and had a secret passion for photography and film. She never shared it with anyone and had few friends. After winning a bid for 30,000 of Maier’s negatives in a Chicago auction house in 2007, Jon Maloof realized the importance Vivian’s work. “Little by little, I realized that the work was great,” he says. “Maier should wedge right in with the best photographers of her time, such as Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Lisette Model and Helen Levitt.” Maloof has sent the last few years painstakingly archiving Maier’s work, putting on exhibitions around the world and filming the aforementioned documentary film.
Photography/Videography: Vivian Maier
Uncovered by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
Music by Evan Hydzik & Phil Calato
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