I just came upon this while having my Saturday AM java fix. By now you’ve most likely heard of the discovery of Vivian Maier, a nanny who also had a passion and talent for street photography, and whose work wasn’t discovered for decades. 2 Guys Photo wrote about Vivian here, if you missed it.
Well, history repeats itself with the discovery of the street photography of Frank Oscar Larson, a banker from NYC who, in the 1950’s would wander the city streets with his Rolleiflex camera and capture the obvious in ways that now look so rare. His work was discovered in 2009, long after his passing, and is being shown at The Perfect Gallery. Click on the small blue movie camera icon for a short interview with Soren Larson about his grandfather’s photography.
I find the works of Maier and Larson and other great street photographers truly inspiring. Although I only have a limited portfolio of my own street photography, I am motivated by their work to do more and improve. My goal is to leave a thumb drive of street photography to be discovered in 50 years, so that a blogger that hasn’t been born yet can write about them! Watch these pages for more. Posted by Ed