TSU-HAN HWANG   黃楚涵
DIGITAL IMAGING    數位攝影
B&W DARKROOM    黑白暗房
ALTERNATIVE PROCESS    古典顯影
MIXED MEDIA    混合媒材

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紀錄片介紹:Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier

       

       相信有接觸街拍攝影的人一定都聽過這個名字:Vivian Maier。導演 John Maloof 不經意地在拍賣會買下Maier的底片後,他開始掃描、印刷、展覽她的作品並尋找任何有關她的生平事蹟。令他驚訝地發現Maier不但幾乎沒有把她的照片公佈出來,甚至拍了上萬卷底片都未經沖洗,還只是擔任許多家庭的保姆。


       看完紀錄片後,我發現每個人都形容Maier是個極重視隱私卻又能跟大部份的小孩和樂相處的人。在她的照片中,有幽默的一面也有社會底層的無奈。她給我一種既是渴望又是害怕接觸人的感覺,如同她的照片,不管她看到了什麼,她就是靜靜地記錄下來,沒有玩弄任何的技巧或字句,就這樣收藏在她的底片盒而已。


       也許對孤僻而低調的她來說,相機是她的日記。或許她曾想過要公開,但也許她承受不了那麼大的聚光燈照在她的頭上吧?



I believe that every people who get in touch street photography know this name: Vivian Maier. The director, John Maloof bought Maier's film box from an auction. He began to develop, scan, print, and exhibit her works. Then, he started to trace her life. To his surprise, Maier never showed her photographs to public, and she was just a nanny.


After watching this film, I found that everyone described Maier not only paid careful attention to her privacy but also she got along with most children very well. I can see humor from children and sadness from the poor in her photographs. For me, she was excepted but also afraid to get in touch with people. No matter what happened, she just captured them and put her negatives in her film box without edit and words.


Perhaps, for isolated and low-profile Maier, her camera was her diary. Maybe she tried to public herself? Or maybe, she could not stand the spotlight.