I’ve been a Hanson fan since the mmmboping days of 1997. So you can imagine my elation when I saw my favorite band of all time’s new video ‘Give a little’ and saw Taylor wrapping his hands around a bright yellow Holga!
For around a year, since the beginning of the ‘Shout it out’ tour, I’ve noticed in different blog posts and random photos with fans that Taylor Hanson has been spotted wearing a red Holga around his neck. He shared a bunch of ‘on the road’ photographs on a blog but I worked out that they were taken with an iphone and the hipstamatic app.
I was hoping that he would publish his films somewhere, spreading the analogue word but the other day when I watched the video for their new upbeat song ‘Give a little’, which I think is sure to be a hit if people spread the word about it enough, I saw him holding a bright yellow Holga. The imagery in the video is derivative of their 113 book – a book of paintings made by the band to go along with the release of the album. It’s all very bright and include some analogue references like boom boxes and there is even a sketch showing Talyor holding a camera which very much looks like a Holga up to his face.
Check out the Holga at about 1:30 and check out their babies dancing at 3:00