Elvis rocking in Tampa, Florida, 1955
I never had a view
A concrete jungle where the stars never shined
Glass trees grew with offices to let
Go ahead and swing from the trees of employment
The birds sprouted engines and nested at Heathrow
If you couldn’t see the cars you could hear them
And your imagination could take you as far as zone 6
I never had a view
Home is where the heart is
Home is where the WiFi connects automatically
Home was just a little too cramped
So I grew out of home and lived within myself.
London children at the door of a Portobello Road pub (1967)
© Darrell K Morris / 2014
Twilight Trio, London, 1956/8
Stantonbury 6 Housing, Milton Keynes, Gillespie, Kidd & Coia for MKDC, 1970-1982
Photo: Simon Phipps
Louis and his mum / / July 20th, ‘14
It caused me physical pain not to reblog this.
A woman preps herself before entering a photo booth, by Frank Oscar Larson c. 1950s.
Christmas Preparations - Part 3 street children
Rome, Italy, Europe.
21st December 2013.
siblings / Cambodia
photograph by Andrew Pope
What if one of the most important street photographers of the 20th century was a 1950s children’s nanny who kept herself to herself and never showed a single one of her photographs to anyone?
Decades later in 2007, a Chicago real estate agent and historical hobbyist, John Maloof purchased a box of never-seen, never-developed film negatives of an unknown ‘amateur’ photographer for $380 at his local auction house.
John began developing his new collection of photographs, some 100,000 negatives in total, that had been abandoned in a storage locker in Chicago before they ended up at the auction house. It became clear these were no ordinary street snaps of 1950s & 60s Chicago and New York and so John embarked on a journey to find out who was behind the photographs and soon discovered her name: Vivien Maier.