Shot at Peter Beard’s home in Montauk, the short film below from director Derek Peck gives a rare glimpse into the artist’s artistic practice as he works on his complex collages that bring together photographs, found objects, contact sheets, and literary quotes. ‘Peter is by turns charming and humorous, dark and brooding, and nostalgic,’ Peck says of working with Beard. ‘Every photo in the collage would trigger a stream of thought about his time in Africa, photography, Montauk, and, especially, his concern for, and anger over, the state of the natural world. This subject more than any other has been at the heart of his work over his lifetime.’