Gail sent me the documentary, Finding Vivian Maier, on photographer Vivian Maier to watch. (thank you Gail) It cleared up some of the mystery about her for me. She took hundreds of thousands of photos in her life, and never showed any of them to anyone. She made a living as a nanny, but was never without her camera around her neck. Vivian was obviously mentally ill. Paranoid, a hoarder and obsessive, it sounds like she had some trauma in her life probably some sort of violence or abuse regarding men. Not always easy to get along with and either a good nanny or not so good, depending on who is telling the story. A complex person and in my opinion a brilliant photographer. Her work has inspired me to think differently about self-portraits and start making some of my own.