Albert Maysles passed away today. What an utterly immense bummer. Maysles basically created the modern American documentary format. He was the creator of thoughtful documentaries that were authentic and beautiful, and sometimes heartbreaking too. I wanted to meet him so badly.
“Beautiful things in life. Just go out and capture them. You don’ have to invent them. You have to notice where are other people only watch.” - A.M.
If you’re not familiar start with Gimme Shelter.
Then watch Grey Gardens
And watch this interview (not embeddable).