stefan falke

Postscript: Albert Maysles, 1926-2015

Richard Brody remembers the filmmaker:

Al Maysles handled his camera with a fluid yet forthright, light yet ardent touch—from the start, he was a sort of Impressionist portraitist: he wanted to capture the most evanescent of appearances, because he saw that they contained and revealed the deepest of emotions and motives. He let his own eye and hand yield to his own impulses and inclinations because he wasn’t, he knew, separate from the events that he filmed or isolated from the participants whom he filmed—rather, he was inextricably connected to them both.

Photograph by Stefan Falke / laif / Redux