Vivian Maier - March 31, 1966. Chicago, IL ~ This image contains a heavy hint to the film noir genre. It's deep, yet detailed blacks provide a promiscuity to the subject which is then contrasted by a hint of washed out whites, ultimately combatting a terrifying yet beautiful composure.

Vivian Maier - March 31, 1966. Chicago, IL ~ This image contains a heavy hint to the film noir genre. It's deep, yet detailed blacks provide a promiscuity to the subject which is then contrasted by a hint of washed out whites, ultimately combatting a terrifying yet beautiful composure.

Photographer: Myles Nelson (Shanghai) ~ In this image the couple are able to standout through the use of exposed highlights and washout whites. I intend to use this effect to a much higher standard in all of my images.

Photographer: Myles Nelson (Shanghai) ~ In this image the couple are able to standout through the use of exposed highlights and washout whites. I intend to use this effect to a much higher standard in all of my images.

Photographer: Myles Nelson (Gimsoy, Norway) ~ I intend to steal the contrasted combination of washed out whites and dead blacks which reveals itself in this image. I believe I can use this effect to convey a sense of undefined uncertainty in my street series.

Photographer: Myles Nelson (Gimsoy, Norway) ~ I intend to steal the contrasted combination of washed out whites and dead blacks which reveals itself in this image. I believe I can use this effect to convey a sense of undefined uncertainty in my street series.

Photographer: Trent Parke (Untitled // Cat15, 2001) ~ Shadowing so obtrusive yet so confined. Terrifying, vivid and dramatic. The ideal combination to allow the audience to question the scene in fear and faith. I 'NEED' this terrifying nature in my images. It is the perfect compliment to my statement.

Photographer: Trent Parke (Untitled // Cat15, 2001) ~ Shadowing so obtrusive yet so confined. Terrifying, vivid and dramatic. The ideal combination to allow the audience to question the scene in fear and faith. I 'NEED' this terrifying nature in my images. It is the perfect compliment to my statement.

Photographer: Trent Parke (Untitled // Cat14, 2001) ~ An overflowing sense of dramatic composition, diverts our eye throughout the depth of the image, allowing for no specific point of focus to exist. The dramatic point of view is exactly what I intend to draw into my images.

Photographer: Trent Parke (Untitled // Cat14, 2001) ~ An overflowing sense of dramatic composition, diverts our eye throughout the depth of the image, allowing for no specific point of focus to exist. The dramatic point of view is exactly what I intend to draw into my images.

Photographer: Trent Parke (Untitled // Cat6, 2001) ~ He emerges from the strain of light however not as a being, but as a construct, not entirely real. Fantastic composition and subject matter. I intend to steal this to the best of my ability.

Photographer: Trent Parke (Untitled // Cat6, 2001) ~ He emerges from the strain of light however not as a being, but as a construct, not entirely real. Fantastic composition and subject matter. I intend to steal this to the best of my ability.

Photographer: Trent Parke (Untitled // Cat3, 2001) ~ Fast shutter speed, exposed highlights and deep shadows allow for a terrifying yet beautiful scene to be composed, with a hint of 'film noir'. I intend to expose highlights, and deepen shadows to create my own spin on the 'noir' genre.

Photographer: Trent Parke (Untitled // Cat3, 2001) ~ Fast shutter speed, exposed highlights and deep shadows allow for a terrifying yet beautiful scene to be composed, with a hint of 'film noir'. I intend to expose highlights, and deepen shadows to create my own spin on the 'noir' genre.

Photographer: Trent Parke (Untitled // Cat16, 2001) ~ This image includes a sense of drama never seen before. Light direction in combination with 'the decisive moment', Parke has captured a beautiful setting in it's full capacity of composure. I intend to draw from a similar sense of drama in my images.

Photographer: Trent Parke (Untitled // Cat16, 2001) ~ This image includes a sense of drama never seen before. Light direction in combination with 'the decisive moment', Parke has captured a beautiful setting in it's full capacity of composure. I intend to draw from a similar sense of drama in my images.

Street Gallery of photos taken by the photographer Vivian Maier. One of multiple galleries on the official Vivian Maier website.

Photographer: Myles Nelson (Shibuya, Tokyo) ~ A long exposure has allowed the photographer to capture a vast array of civilian movement. Through using either a long exposure or an extremely quick shutter, I intend to capture people in a raw moment of oblivion.

Photographer: Myles Nelson (Shibuya, Tokyo) ~ A long exposure has allowed the photographer to capture a vast array of civilian movement. Through using either a long exposure or an extremely quick shutter, I intend to capture people in a raw moment of oblivion.

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