Lisa Be

By Lisa Be

LifeBuzz Staff

What This Guy Bought At An Auction For $400 Turned An Unknown Lady Into A Legend.

John Maloof bought a box full of undeveloped negatives at an auction for $380. There were 30,000 negatives inside. After he developed them and saw the beautiful photographs, John began his mission to find out who the photographer was. When he found her name in one of the boxes, he did a search and found her obituary. Vivian Maier had died a few days before at the age of 83.

John did some more searching and her life story started to unfold. Vivian worked as a nanny and on her days off she carried a camera with her everywhere she went. Photography was her passion, but no one knew until John discovered her.

Here is one of the boxes of negatives that he bought from the auction.

Here is one of the boxes of negatives that he bought from the auction.

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John has over 100,000 negatives.

John has over 100,000 negatives.

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Here are some of the amazing photographs taken by Vivian Maier.

Here are some of the amazing photographs taken by Vivian Maier.

John Maloof/Vivian Maier

John Maloof/Vivian Maier

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