| “VIVIAN’S MOMENT”: STEVEN POSTER DISCUSSES HIS B&W PHOTOGRAPHY AND NEWLY DISCOVERED VIVIAN MAIERs
|Presented By: STEVEN POSTER
* Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
* Time: 6:30 - 10 p.m.
* Location: The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road, Burbank, CA 91501 MAP
* Reservations: (626) 794-7447 (Required at least 5 days prior to the event)
Steven Poster, ASC, Director of Photography, President of International Cinematographers Guild IATSE Local 600, will share his B&W still photography and discuss that of the newly discovered Vivian Maier (1926-2009).
The exhibition “Vivian Maier: Street Photographer” at the Stephen Cohen Gallery brings into focus the works of recently discovered Chicago street photographer Vivian Maier (1926-2009).
Their press release states “Obscure until her work’s recent discovery in abandoned storage lockers, Vivian Maier worked as a nanny in Chicago from the mid 1950’s.
Maier traveled widely in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. The black-and-white images document Maier’s unconditional interest in the human figure
set against a diverse and ever-changing urban culture. Maier’s images have been exhibited in Chicago, Germany, Norway, and New York.
She has been the subject of media coverage from CBS, BBC, the New York Times, and Time Magazine.”
Steven Poster has been fascinated with the art and science of capturing images since the age of ten.
Beginning with still photography, he knew he wanted to make movies by the time he was fourteen.
He launched his cinematography career at 21, filming commercials, cinema verite documentaries and industrial films.
Segueing to features, he served as second unit director of photography on “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Blade Runner.”
As director of photography, he shot a wide variety of films, including “Stuart Little 2,” “Daddy Day Care,” “Rocky V,” “The Cemetery Club,” “Life Stinks,” “Opportunity Knocks,” “Next of Kin,” “Big Top Pee-wee” and “Testament.”
He received an American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award nomination for Best Cinematography for Ridley Scott’s “Someone to Watch Over Me.”
|RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT REQUIRED IN ADVANCE
C&F members: $55 at least (5) days in advance. $59 less than 5 days prior to the event.
Non members: $59 at least (5) days in advance. $65 at the door, only if space is available.