[Nouvelle Vague is a French musical collective led by musicians Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux. Their name is a play on words, meaning “new wave” in French, and “bossa nova” (new trend) in Portuguese. This refers simultaneously to their “Frenchness” and “artiness” (the ’60s new wave of cult French cinema), the source of their songs (all covers of punk rock, post-punk, and New Wave songs), and their use of ’60s bossa nova-style arrangements.] - from Wikipedia
And remembered this scene from the classic French nouvelle vague film Bande à part:
Because of this clip - where Nouvelle Vague had covered The Lords of the New Church’s song “Dance With Me” and set it to the scene:
And then there is this “remixed” version of this scene for a Diesel campaign a little while ago:
Which reminded me of why I love Nouvelle Vague so much in the first place - in the way they take dated music, in a dated style, and make it new.
I feel like the “one shot video” is something most people should only really do once. Unless you’re Gondry of course. Me, I’m saving mine - one shot, one light, camera doesn’t move, and the whole thing is edited. Stay tuned…
These photos are from a campaign that photographer Dustin Humphrey did for the company Insight called “Dopamine”. I found out about this from another surf photographer (I forget his name) who I sat next to on a plane once flying out of LA. He knew Humphrey, and was looking at some prints of this series.
Reminded of these by a really great visual/narrative idea that Bonnie had the other day. So crazy. So good. Hot damn.
The work that Kagen Schaefer is creating in Denver is some of the most beautiful ever. An amazing combination of art and craft. Look at this desk! Unbelievable.
Each pipe on the back is “played” by opening and closing one of these drawers on the front:
When a specific sequence is played, a secret compartment unlocks. And that sequence is programmable. And the kicker: every single element of desk - from the logic board to each screw - is made entirely of wood. I’m floored.