There has been discussion that Vivian may have come in contact with, or may have been the student of Lisette Model. Not only does she share her photographic style and subject matter with Lisette Model (also similarities with Diane Arbus who was also Model's student at the New School in NYC), both Vivian and Lisette are Austrian with French mothers.
Another point about what is presented to us in Vivian's work is that the selection of images, and the assembly of the collection is not hers. It is the work of the 2 current owners of her negatives. How these images are selected, and how they are shown in the book may not represent Vivian's own intentions.
The 60 frames per second and the best shot selection is genius. Just like the face recognition, this will change the way most people take pictures, and truly merges video and still images in a way the old fashioned photographers have not thought of yet.
Like someone else said, stand aside, the future is coming through!
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