Matthu Placek is best known for his 3D cinematic portraits of artists, shot in one take and devoid of dialogue. The first in the series, a collaboration with Marina Abramović, features the iconic performance artist standing amidst the decaying walls of what is soon to become the Marina Abramović Institute. “Based on the subject and their work I do my best to interpret a scene with a beginning and middle, a climax, and an ending,” he says of his process. “This arch takes the viewer on an uninterrupted journey with a performer.” Placek experimented with cameras at an early age and, after moving to New York to study photography, he began to create portraits of artists—among them Yoko Ono, Terence Koh, and Cindy Sherman. His films have shown at the Sundance Film Festival, and his work featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, V Magazine, and Vogue, among other publications.