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 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 on 2011-02-21 #news #black-and-white #competition #street-photography #lomography #vivian-maier #rumble-winners


  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·


  2. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    Congrats to everyone :D
    damn I was to late with my

  3. alehopgm
    alehopgm ·


  4. devildi
    devildi ·

    congrats !!!! great stuff :-)

  5. masha_njam
    masha_njam ·


  6. iaki
    iaki ·

    congrats! I love the photo winners =)

  7. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

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

  8. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    peck on the cheek for mephisto19!

  9. willyboy
    willyboy ·

    My fave was always mblairs. Fucking gold!

  10. disdis
    disdis ·


  11. maneke
    maneke ·

    * Congrats !!!

  12. anarchy
    anarchy ·

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

  13. basterda
    basterda ·

    Congratulations! :)

  14. kvboyle
    kvboyle ·

    Wonderful shots, I love `em all!

  15. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    great photos ! congratz !!!

  16. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    Big Bravo for the winners and the judge!

  17. macstef
    macstef ·

    Congrats to the winners.... great work!

  18. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    hahaha amazing shots!!!

  19. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    @mephisto19 Great Selections!! Congrats to ALL!!

  20. metzgor
    metzgor ·

    congrats to you all!

  21. photohuggers
    photohuggers ·

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

  22. vicuna
    vicuna ·

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

  23. kdstevens
    kdstevens ·

    Great job! Congrats to all!

  24. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    congrats to all. i like 'em all.

  25. jibamz
    jibamz ·

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

  26. dogma
    dogma ·

    Congrats guys!

  27. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Congrats to all, damn fine shots!

  28. herr_zeit
    herr_zeit ·

    great shots!

  29. stickyvinny
    stickyvinny ·

    Congrats everyone! :)

  30. brommi
    brommi ·

    Congrats to the winners!! good choice @mephisto19 !

  31. troch
    troch ·

    Well done everyone, including @mephisto19!

  32. maxe
    maxe ·

    GREAT shots !

  33. panjihardjakaprabon
    panjihardjakaprabon ·

    congrats for everybody!

  34. megustastu
    megustastu ·

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

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