Cameras in music videos … Graflex × Madonna

Remember when Madonna didn’t just copy the style of the month? Alright, never mind. But then, do you remember when we told you about Sir Mix-A-Lot having a Graflex camera in his ’92 video for “Baby Got Back”? Well, Madonna actually did that back in 1985. When Madonna released the video for “Into the Groove” […]

Cameras in music videos … Kodak × ERIMAJ

So, it’s been a while … It seems there’s not a lot of cameras in music videos these days, and as much as I would love to see Oddisee do one with his, it just hasn’t happened yet. But as luck would have it, I came across ERIMAJ on Facebook, and voila, I’m back in […]

Cameras in music videos … Nikon × Duran Duran

In 1981 Duran Duran used a Nikon FE to capture three femmes fatales on a fashion runway in their video for “Girls On Film”. The camera is seen with a Nikkor-s Auto 1:2.8 f=35mm–and possibly an MD-11 or MD-12 motor drive. Picture by Alfredo Hantsch The song begins with a recording of the rapid whirring […]

Cameras in music videos … Nikon × Elton John

In 1985 Elton John used the Nikon FM2 with a MD-12 motordrive to capture the beautiful borderguard in the video for “Nikita”. Obviously he hadn’t done a lot of zooming prior to the video shoot. Picture by David Guimarães The FM2n (1983) was available in either black or chrome finish. The camera is fully mechanical; […]

Les Sapeurs de Bacongo

I just came across Daniele Tamagni in The New Yorker’s Photo Booth. Appearantly he’s touring with a series called “Gentlemen of Bacongo” plus a book to back it up. If you’re well into the languages of the world, you can check out this clip from his show in Amsterdam last year: