This morning I went to see the Vivian Maier show at Cal Poly. I never would have known about it if I hadn’t been so sleepy and tired and sick to death of being at work last night. It was dead quiet except for the lunatic wandering into hotel lobbies and being all disheveled and threatening. I picked up the free paper to read my horoscope which told me I have to master the fine art of loving myself. And so I loved myself so much I took myself to see the exhibit I read about in the tiny arts section of the paper.
There weren’t many photographs but with Vivian Maier, you don’t need many. Just a handful will keep your eyes rolling around in their sockets.
There was only one of her self portraits in the show but there are many more here and they are extraordinary. As are all of her photos. What an amazing story. How lucky we are that someone discovered these long hidden and forgotten treasures.
Go have a look and love yourself like you deserve to be loved.