When filmmaker Matt Black interviews current artists, it’s personal. His perceptive queries prompt subjects to reveal intriguing pieces of their individual journeys with various media. Jeff Koons explains the childhood experiences that made his art possible; Damien Hirst shares the motivation behind his spot paintings. These twenty-one conversations are casual, comfortable, and insightful, effortlessly bringing out each artist’s personality, as if the reader were sitting in the room with him or her. Illustrated with the artists’ work, artists in their studios, and shots from Black’s video interviews, Reflections: In Conversation with Today’s Artists is a unique foray from the printed page into the world of the cinematic—a collage-like work of art in itself. Born and raised in Paris, Matt Black moved to New York City in 1998. He has established himself as a creative mind much called upon in the field of art, and his many projects have led him through filmmaking, curation, design, and photography. In 2011, Black launched REFLECTIONS, a series of films focusing on art world luminaries produced for the award-winning cultural website NOWNESS. The series captures the vision and inspiration of each globally renowned creative and immerses us in their singular world.