I am so in awe of Helen Levitt. I hardly know what to say? It's like when you have a crush on someone and you can't talk. That's how I feel about Helen Levitt. She has been shooting through her lens since the 1930's, mostly random street scenes in NYC, but she is especially famous for In the Street: Chalk Drawings and Messages,New York City 1938-1948. She has worked with Walker Evans, her mentor, and James Agee, her word collaborator. She has been exhibited at the MOMA, won three Guggenheims and was a fellow with the National Endowment of the Arts. In the end the awards and acclaim are nothing next to the beauty of her work. Switching from B&W to color in the 50's her work became even more touching...becoming memory & familiarity before they had even aged. In her own words: "All I can say about the work I try to do is that the aesthetic is the work itself." Can you tell I dig her? Helen Levitt is 92 and had a show just this December at Laurence Miller Gallery . She is still hard at work doing the thing she loves best: documenting life and making it into poetry.