This is a poster designed for a fictitious exhibition of self portraits by Vivian Maier, an American street photographer, who worked as a nanny and photographed in her spare time. Her work remained unknown in her lifetime, and her recent discovery has posthumously made her something of a media sensation.
Maier's self portraits are some of her best work. In her photographs, her tall figure and signature hat are described through the ingenious use of reflective surfaces, shadow and solitary backgrounds.
For this exhibit poster, I sought to echo the mystery that surrounds her work and life by crafting an image that employs symbols to reference her self portraits. I applied the methodology of photographing reflective surfaces that Maier herself used to explore her process of making, and the multiplicity and layering in her photographs.