Fashion Photography: Food + Beauty = Disaster!

August 28, 2008 at 10:38 am 6 comments

This is currently my favorite music video:

It’s called “Hustler” by Simian Mobile Disco, and it’s directed by Ace Norton from Venice, California, who obviously has a great sense of humor. He’s a young 26 year old, also he directed a Honda hybrid commercial.


 It starts off with a babe on a spinning  black plexi glass dais in a singlet ( I don’t know what those are called). Cut to lips, butt cheeks, side body, waist.

The music video then enters this gray area with opacity overlay which is bad because the colors are too hot and it looks cheap.

Haven’t we all learned that opacity overlays look cheap?

 This music video is really strange, yet awesome.

The food is nasty especially the spaghetti.

 I think that this music video patronizes photographers’ use of food and women to make the advertisment more appealing or sexual.

I find it dull when photographers experiment with food and beauty, unless it’s like a great looking donut with sprinkles.

 This video is so nasty it’s delicious.

I notice that the Hustlers are also lip synced.

By the end they’re all wearing ugly masks, spewing black and blue paint, vomiting everything. 


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. parkrangerolivia  |  August 28, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Whoa, I never saw this video! I always looked at the other version here

    I feel like somewhere, Chris Cunningham is smiling.

    Also, note how they superimpose fried chicken on the black model. hmmm.

  • 2. alisaurus  |  August 28, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    i don’t know if i really dug that. the production value just wasn’t there… it seems like it should’ve been camera tests, not an actual video. and i’m not sure what message i was supposed to get. if you’re bulimic you’re a disgusting monster? maybe i missed the point entirely.

  • 3. neekaps  |  August 28, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    It was just for fun I think.
    It was on an inspiration reel at work

  • 4. Betty  |  August 28, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    I think the colors are supposed to be too hot- it’s like those reels they’d run in between drive-in movies of food to make you go buy snacks, but they always looked really unappetizing.

    I wonder how much AA paid for all the product placement? Something about the editing made me dizzy. I feel like the concept is kind of lo-budget David LaChapelle.

  • 5. neekaps  |  August 29, 2008 at 7:56 am

    I think the point of this video is that it’s not supposed to be taken that seriously.

    like: it’s not really about quality, since its mocking what we perceive as picture quality in the first place.

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