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Vivian Maier Street Photography Rumble Winners Announcement!

You love her, we love her but alas, just like most good things, our Vivian Maier tribute rumble has come to an end. But fortunately for us, the hard task of choosing the winners fell on the hands of one of your dear Lomography buddies, mephisto19! Check out his top picks now!

As the film photography enthusiasts that we are, how can we not develop a rumble dedicated to this special lady? With her eye for detail and straightforward approach to taking photographs, Vivian Maier definitely serves as an inspiration to us all.

While it was definitely a pleasure to go through all the lovely black & white street photographs that you sent in, the hard task of actually choosing the winners went to the capable hands of Lomography.com member, mephisto19 who we all know for his active participation in the site (51,098 photos, 73 awards, 130 articles…you get my drift).

So as this rumble’s special guest judge, what was mephisto19 looking for in picking out the winning entries? Well aside from fulfilling the basic requirements of the rumble (black & white, medium format), the rest he says, “was just a feeling”. He adds, “This rumble is not about tricks, funky doubles, extra lenses, and effects. For me this was about just spontaneously taking a clear street shot with Ms. Maier’s quirky sense of humor. This is what I see in her photographs, she is able to take everyday moments and make them special.” From people peering back at her, lovely architecture, shadows, and all sorts of shapes and forms captured exquisitely on film, mephisto19 only has one word to describe Maier’s style, “Beautiful!”

While he says that he enjoyed this rumble a lot and extends his congratulations to the five winners, this avid Lomographer has some tips for those who’ve yet to win a competition on the site: “What I realized is that many people do not read the submission guidelines. There were many color and/or 35mm submissions for the black and white, medium format street photography rumble. Even the tiniest elements to qualify such as the three tags, camera, and film were missing – a real pity for some!” Do be careful with your competition entries, people!

Moving on, he now shares what each of the winning photographs had that made him pick them out of the 952 entries that we received:

First of all, this shot from an-y shocked me in a positive way. I saw in it, what I was looking for, the humorous side of Maier’s photography captured in this light moment.

Another winner is vicuna with his couple on the bench. It shows one of those ordinary moments of a couple who might have been there for years already, sitting, looking around, and simply enjoying themselves.

mblair23 convinced me with that photo of a woman walking her dog and getting something up from the pavement. What I like about this shot is the fun element minus having to embarrass someone.

“Homeless and drunk” is the title of bmrawli’s winning photo, this, I believe, showcases another side of street photography – the homeless and poor.

Who has an eye for people in relation to architecture? It’s definitely megustastu, his shots are really good and it was hard to choose only one.

So to the five winners of this rumble, you’ll each get 10 fat piggies as your reward for making Ms. Maier proud. Congratulations! Don’t forget to give mephisto19 a big peck on the cheek too if you see him.

written by ungrumpy

34 comments

  1. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    Congratulations

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  2. spoeker

    spoeker

    Congrats to everyone :D
    damn I was to late with my portrait...http://www.lomography.com/homes/spoeker/photos/12594610

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  3. alehopgm

    alehopgm

    congrats!

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  4. devildi

    devildi

    congrats !!!! great stuff :-)

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  5. masha_njam

    masha_njam

    Great!!!!

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  6. iaki

    iaki

    congrats! I love the photo winners =)

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  7. nicolas_noir

    nicolas_noir

    Congrats to the winners! Commiseration to my fellow losers :'-(

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  8. zoezo

    zoezo

    peck on the cheek for mephisto19!

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  9. willyboy

    willyboy

    My fave was always mblairs. Fucking gold!

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  10. disdis

    disdis

    Congrats!

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  11. maneke

    maneke

    * Congrats !!!

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  12. anarchy

    anarchy

    Perfect picks! Good job @mephisto19 and congrats to the winners :-)

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  13. basterda

    basterda

    Congratulations! :)

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  14. kvboyle

    kvboyle

    Wonderful shots, I love `em all!

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  15. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    great photos ! congratz !!!

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  16. superlighter

    superlighter

    Big Bravo for the winners and the judge!

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  17. macstef

    macstef

    Congrats to the winners.... great work!

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  18. elvismartinezsmith

    elvismartinezsmith

    hahaha amazing shots!!!

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  19. lawypop

    lawypop

    @mephisto19 Great Selections!! Congrats to ALL!!

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  20. metzgor

    metzgor

    congrats to you all!

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  21. photohuggers

    photohuggers

    Great photos, congratz to the winners!! Cheers to Mephisto on the hard but i guess pleasurable task!

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  22. vicuna

    vicuna

    Oh, thanks a lot @mephisto19 for choosing one of my pics!! :))) And cograts to the other winners as well! :)

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  23. kdstevens

    kdstevens

    Great job! Congrats to all!

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  24. takezzo

    takezzo

    congrats to all. i like 'em all.

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  25. jibamz

    jibamz

    Big congratulations to all winners! Your pictures are awesome guys!

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  26. dogma

    dogma

    Congrats guys!

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  27. kylewis

    kylewis

    Congrats to all, damn fine shots!

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  28. herr_zeit

    herr_zeit

    great shots!

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  29. stickyvinny

    stickyvinny

    Congrats everyone! :)

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  30. brommi

    brommi

    Congrats to the winners!! good choice @mephisto19 !

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  31. troch

    troch

    Well done everyone, including @mephisto19!

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  32. maxe

    maxe

    GREAT shots !
    congratulation

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  33. panjihardjakaprabon

    panjihardjakaprabon

    congrats for everybody!

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  34. megustastu

    megustastu

    thank you mephisto for your time and congrats to all the other winners

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