Photography

Sohei’s Urban Diorama Maps

I was astounded the first time I saw Japanese photographer Sohei Nishino’s large-scale montages of cities around the world.  According to his website, he walks around on foot for a few months in each city taking hundreds – possibly thousands – of photographs  “with film”. He ends up with what to me would be a paralyzingly big pile of print images which he assembles (using his memories of each city) into “Diorama Maps”.  It’s worth enlarging his images to see the details in each city.

NEW YORK:

HONG KONG:

LONDON:

Photography

American street photographer Vivian Maier

While she was alive, Vivian Maier kept her work hidden from the public eye. According to John Maloof’s blog Vivian Maier – Her discovered work, Maier’s photographs were discovered at an auction in Chicago some time after she died.

Vivian Maier official website.