I sit here in my bedroom of the apartment we rented in Boulder, CO for the month-long production for the documentary on Arthur Secunda. Production will continue for a while over the year. My impressions of Boulder are very positive. Kind, healthy, relaxed people (the weed, I'm sure helps), and the land here is absolutely beautiful. It has been a privilege to spend the time with Arthur for the month, allowing me to shoot candid footage of him in his apartment, studio, and around the city during our outings. It has allowed me to appreciate the man and his art even more. In ending this first phase, and looking forward to the many others in the coming months of interviews with friends of Arthur's, art collectors, gallery owners, museum directors, and others for the production, I look forward to spending more time with this wonderful man and share his life and art with you. Here are some snapshots from the month-long stay that are behind the camera.
When we finished shooting the other day, Arthur asked Joseph and I if we would help him organize his studio. This revealed a treasure-chest of memories. As anyone who uses tools to create knows, object collect over time and so does artwork. Helping Arthur organize his studio revealed many wonderful photographs. One is below; the second is one I took. The first is a lovely photo of Arthur, Sandra, and Al. The second is a photo I took while arranging Arthur's studio. It is a lovely piece created by Sandra.
Here are some images of Arthur Secunda in his studio and apartment. After this shoot, Arthur, Joseph and I went out to celebrate the finishing of the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney Painting.
In the first image, Arthur critically looks at the painting which hangs on the wall in the front of the room. In the second image, Arthur decides on the right brush to sign the painting; and the third image is the window in Arthur's apartment.
This day, as he looked out the window, he said, "That window is like a painting."
Indeed, Arthur Secunda finds and captures art everywhere. Others may see a window overlooking the street below. Arthur sees art.