This story is every junker's dream - a trip to an auction that ends in the score of a lifetime - literally. John Maloof, who was working on a book about Chicago, bought a lot of photo negatives that came from a delinquent storage unit. They turned out to be a lifetime's worth of work - over 100,000 images - of an amateur street photographer named Vivian Maier.
Since his discovery, he has put in countless hours and a big chunk of his own money processing her work. It has to be an overwhelming responsibility - but what treasure hunter among us wouldn't love to have been the one to make this discovery? It's mind boggling.
He has an account set up on Kickstarter to take donations for a book and documentary that he is working on about Vivian's life and work. I can't wait for both!