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 … Konica × Aloe Blacc

The fact that I’m both a father as well as an analog enthusiast is part of the reason that this video for “You Make Me Smile” actually makes me smile. In it Aloe Blacc plays the part of a struggling photographer surrounding himself with cameras and sporting both the Speed Graphic (Remember Sir Mix-a-Lot?) as […]

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; […]