This very private woman was without question a master photographer. The narrator said that her “kill rate” was phenomenal, and it was. I’m still in awe of her courage as a street photographer – some of her portraits are very close with direct eye contact. Raise your hand if you’ve ever been told to f**k-off while doing street photography (maybe not in Stockholm, Wisconsin) in Detroit it happens.
Maier’s legacy of stunning photography is characterized as a lifetime personal project because she rarely had her film developed in spite of taking thousands of rolls. She is depicted as an enigma who definitely leaves the viewers with questions - with opinions – with awe and a vague sense of intrusion.