A New York City nanny during much of her adult life, Vivian Maier surreptitiously amassed a store of significant photographs that chronicle a gritty New York City in the 1950s.
John Maloof discovered the immense body of her work - a foot locker stashed with thousands of negatives - at a thrift auction house in Chicago in 2007. He has brought this work into the public eye.
Maier’s keen eye and talented camera work have caught my attention as a painter. She has solved the value, the composition and the emotion. My only job is to render its color.