Hundreds of rolls of Vivian Maier's work...

In case you wondered what several hundred rolls of vintage 120 film looked like.


View the developed negatives here:


    john, vivian's work is a gift to the world. thank you.
  • ndnbrunei 4y

    An amazing find!

    Thank you for all your efforts to make Vivian's remarkable work accessible.
  • Falling Coyote 4y

    You found the Holy Grail. Like everyone else I find her photos absolutely breathtaking!
    Thanks for sharing them with the world.
    Keep them coming and good luck with the rest of the project.
  • zeleno 4y

    thanks for sharing Vivian's work with the rest of us. much appreciated! good luck!
  • garth KATNER 4y

    Congrats on your BBC mention here:
  • ~Donna 4y

    God bless you and help you with this work. I've fallen in love with her amazing body of work and I wish I lived in Chicago so I could go to your show. I wish someday there is a gallery entirely dedicated to her works. We're so lucky that you had the presence of mind to realize what you had found and the courage and persistence to share it with us. Thank you for that!

    Good luck to you also in your own artistic endeavors. You, too, are an admirable person.
  • Sally Jacobs 4y

    John, have you thought about an ADOPT-A-ROLL program? (You know, something new to take on with all your free time, hardeehar). All I can say is that it would give me great pleasure to get more of Vivan's work off the roll and out into the world. I'd be willing to pony up for some of the cataloging and storage costs, too. My friend David Seubert has an "adoption" program for wax cylinder recordings @UC-Santa Barbara. You can read about it here.

    P.S. Keep up the great work!!
  • fish 4y

    omg great god this is an amazing story...
  • GoddessOfHellFire 4y

    WOW! and I thought I had a too many backup rolls that were undeveloped!
    mine is lack of darkroom these days! but hey, YOU WIN! lol.
    it's kinda inspiring me to go develop the darn things and dig out what I shot while in Chi!
    Alot of Photogs use expired film, however, you just have to be careful on the agitation otherwise it's nothing huge!
  • Thomas Bach 4y

    Wow!! I just read today about the discovery of her work.
    That is seriously an amazing find.
    And it looks like you have some serious developing to do.
    Good luck with it, and thanks for sharing her amazing work to us ! :o)
  • Original Treasures 4y

    I am so excited about the book and the film! You are so dedicated to this project, and I am happy that you resuced all of these rolls of film! Hmmm, I wonder if Vivian herself may have whispered in your ear from somewhere up above, and has guided you through this (dropping clues here and there)! You have worked so hard and to put each piece of this puzzle together!! ;) Thanks for all of you dedication... you are a gift to all of us John!
  • James Morley 4y

    johnmaloof can't seem to access the website - is it just a temporary problem?
  • Kathy Osmus 4y

    All I can say is WOW!! Vivian Maier had a wonderful, special talent. I found the story on Mother Jones and was intrigued. I'm floored by the beauty of her work, thanks for taking the time and effort to share it. If only she could have known how amazing she was.
  • LaneyButler 3y

    I've been following this story since the beginning and I wanted to thank you for showing her work to the world. Her book is on my Christmas wishlist.
  • grahamfkerr 3y

    keep up the good work , i formed vivian maiers style on flickr we have 482 contacts and i have been playing around with old film cameras even an old yashika 120A roll film it was a lot of fun , now its a canon A1 the same as the one which i shot punks in 1978/9 in Camden London still learning all the time.
  • Adolfo Barandiaran 1y

    Hi John! Wow! I just saw your documentary in Miami! I wanted to ask who took the photographs of Vivian, not the self-portraits, but those from a farther away distance. Did the kids she took care of ever photograph her? If so, I saw her as a very private woman, so I find it hard to believe that she would lend her camera to someone else to photograph her. That was my question. Thanks! Great documentary by the way! And AMAZING shots!!
  • l1uxman 1y

    I saw the film in Austin last weekend. Wonderful!
  • Saeli Fizeta 11mo

    Thanks for your amazing discovery!
  • Helen Bachari 2mo

    I saw the film tonight. Totalling amazing!
  • Iwona Aleksandrowicz 2mo

    thank you for finding Vivian for us :) I love her works!
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