Vivian Maier was a nanny in Chicago, but she loved to take photos…and she was damn good at it too. She recently passed away, but rolls and rolls of undeveloped film were discovered in an auction and now her name is on its way to stardom. She captured incredible shots of everyday life in Chicago. The thing that gets me most about this story, aside from the artistry of her photos, is that she took the photos because she wanted to; perhaps it’s appropriate to say that she had to in order to feed some need, although we’ll never know for sure. She’s an inspiration to me in the purest sense. Each of her photographs is an example of how to do what you love to the best of your ability. It’s just a shame that her talent was never recognized in her lifetime. Click the title to look at some of her insightful images.