20/01/2011

Here comes the sun...







... and not a day too soon if you ask me! This winter has been particularly drab and dreary; the constant grey skies have been a real downer. Thank goodness a high pressure has finally come our way! It was with a big smile on my face that I took Oomoo down to Regent's Park on Tuesday; we had fun going round the playground (for the first time in months) and enjoyed looking at all the birds and squirrels. Now we just have another two and a half months to go before this worst of seasons is over. Can't wait!

On a different note; a couple of friends of mine have separately emailed me about Vivian Maier in the past few days. It's the most amazing story about a photographer's work being discovered by chance - I won't go into it too much; you can read more about it here. Maier shot over 100 000 negatives but didn't show her pictures to anyone. And they are truly amazing. A-mazing. Go and have a look for yourselves at this blog dedicated to her pictures. There's also this news piece about her and more photos on YouTube. Enjoy!

19 comments:

  1. I can't believe I had not heard about Vivian Maier before, such an amazing story, and such amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. oh, how we could do with some sun here, too. it's been a rare sight recently. bet you and oomoo had a blast at regent's park!

    that vivian maier story is unbelievable. thanks for the links!

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  3. Yours pictures are great too. Reminds me "the birds" by Hitchcock !!!

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  4. Instant love for Maier, thanks for sharing the links!!

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  5. First weekend of March we're going to Brighton (I've never been!) and I hope to experience som early British springiness. And the ocean and some fully fittedly flowery carpeted pubs.

    Thanks for lovely photos! In Sthlm there isn't a peep of spring, just snow and grey. I love when the sun turns the branches and trunks almost red.

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  6. we haven't seen the ground in awhile in Boston, too much snow! It is great to see these pics.

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  7. sweet sweet photos (yours) and great story (vivian maier's).

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  8. i love the first photo of the birds in the tree!!
    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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  9. Great photos, but I hope we will have better weather when we'll be in London soon :)

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  10. that first picture and those squirrels are so pretty

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  11. Oh, thank you so much for these links! Her pictures are so beautiful and full of stories.
    I'm glad you're not keeping your beautiful pictures tucked away!

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  12. i read about her recently and saw her work, really amazing. love how you captured all those birds alight in the tree.

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  13. otroligt fina foton!! påminner mig om bilder från gamla natur/djur böcker från 70-talet..wow!

    jag hade inte heller hört talas om vivian maier! jätte intressanta och vackra bilder. ska klicka tillbaka och läsa mer om henne.. tack! :)

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  14. Her work really is stunning.
    As is yours--I love the picture in the swing. It really couldn't be more perfect.
    I have a thing with squirrels, though, so the guy with the squirrel is totally freaking me out. : )

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  15. whoa
    the first
    third
    & last photo's
    are my faves

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  16. Love the pictures! SUPA light and shadows, composition and colours!
    Candy for my eyes!
    magdalena

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  17. i really love this picture gallery..

    thanks.. for post..

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