Street Photographer Vivian Maier

One positive of the lockdown and there hasn’t been many, is the opportunity to spend time seeking photographic inspiration from other photographers.

Today, I discovered the story of a secretive american photographer who’s talent was only appreciated after she died. She may not have sought fame and fortune, and it’s impossible to know what she would have thought about her subsequent elevation to photographic icon status but what I do know is her street photography is truly inspirational.

The photographer I am in awe of is like many artists after their deaths, now world renowned. She is Vivian Maier. Take a look at this trailer for ‘Finding Vivian Maier’ and you will hopefully see what I mean:

You Tube Documentary

The sad demise of the Fylde Women football team.

Last week there was a Covid sporting casualty when AFC Fylde announced that it was disbanding its women’s soccer team, citing the the difficult financial environment as the reason. A disappointing decision to say the least, given that the season had already been suspended.

I’ve enjoyed photographing the team many times and have always been impressed by their skills, dedication and team spirit. Here I’ve put together a few black and white photographs from happier days.