Tears for a guy I never met.
I never met Hillman Curtis.
I wanted to.
The three times I visited New York emails were sent to attempt to connect, however, he was always busy with other things.
This man was a mammoth creative influence on me. Raised expectations and understanding of the visual narrative; the simplistic but oh so sweet connection one can create through the video medium.
This guy was a master of his craft.
My last email to Mr Curtis was about a month ago after seeing the video above. I was selfishly asking him about his thought process as he embraced the need to lead a more creative life.
I now understand why there was never a response.
Thank you sir, for your creative offerings to the world.
Thank you for allowing us all to see your work.
Thank you for inspiring.