i found out, not long ago, that i am not a very determined person.
i have stopped listing out any "New Year Resolutions" because i know i wont do any of them.
i have painfully and quite unwillingly accepted this weakness of mine.
luckily, i didnt start this blog alone. (thank you to dear Invisibleman I- like B1 and B2 in Bananas in pyjamas- ok, sorry) because, it will be left to its own death after 6 or 7 posts.
i have always underestimated the power of determination.
when i was young, i was bored and rolled my eyes when i heard "determination is one of the key factors of success". i didnt know that, to accomplish something with the same burning passion as when the task was first started takes so much effort.
Vivian Maier, a nanny (yes, she took care of children as a job), took street photographs from the 1950s to 1990s. her photographs and negatives (all 100,000 of them) remained unknown until after her death. John Maloof, an estate agent bought a big pile of her work during an auction. That was how her work was discovered.
i cant imagine her sheer determination in going out to the streets, everyday. just enjoying what she was doing, not even giving the slightest care of what people or other peers may think of her work, and with such bravado, she did not even bother about the outcome (most of the negatives weren't developed when found), just plain pleasure.
Her photographs can be viewed here.