Posts in Category: Video

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” as part of the promotion of “Desperately Seeking Susan”, it featured the Graflex Super Graphic flashing between scenes.

I don’t know if the clip is just a bit of the motion picture repeated or a part made exclusively for the video, but the camera is a beast none the less.

Graflex Super Graphic 4x5 Press Camera
Photo by Zane H. Healy

The Queen of Pop also has a bunch of cameras in this one, but that only last for about 30 seconds. Then the music starts.

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 the blogging game!

Kodak Brownie Starflex
Photo by Lindsey

In this video for “Conflict of a Man” vocalist Chris Turner is sporting the beautiful Kodak Brownie Starflex. This fancy piece of plastic first saw the light of day in 1957, and at a price of $10 it featured two settings marked “Color” (EV 13) and “B & W” (EV 14). What more do you need, right?

I’m not sure the acrylic Dakon lens would let anyone take the kind of close-ups displayed, but the lady doesn’t seem to care, so who am I to start pointing at details?

You can download the track for buck right HERE!

Daido Moriyama – Stray Dog of tokyo

Meeting Henri Cartier Bresson

Aarhus Flickr Group Print Swap

JOEL MEYEROWITZ – Retrospective Hotel des Arts, Toulon

Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz

JOEL MEYEROWITZ – Retrospective from Institut für Kunstdokumentation on Vimeo.

A film by Ralph Goertz
© IKS-Medienarchiv

Jacob Aue Sobol – Arrivals and Departures

Jacob Aue Sobol travels from Moscow to Beijing with the new Leica M Monochrome.
Here are two videoes from the Leica blog

Arrivals and Departures with Jacob Aue Sobol: Episode 2 – Moscow from Leica Camera on Vimeo.

Arrivals and Departures with Jacob Aue Sobol: Episode 6 – The Final Episode from Leica Camera on Vimeo.

Read more and watch stills from the journey here.

A brief History of John Baldessari

Meet Sergej Vutuc

Doboj born (1979) and Zagreb raised Sergej Vutuc takes skateboard photography to a whole other level.

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Anders Petersen

Interview with the Swedish photographer Anders Petersen.

Anders Petersen photography

Portfolio critique:

See more pictures on Anders Petersens homepage.