This is a cover version of a Yeah Yeah Yeah’s song Modern Romance by TV On The Radio. Both versions are equally great for different reasons, but I just recently found out that there’s a video or more a short film for the cover.
It was directed by Erik L. Barnes, based on a concept by him and TV On The Radio’s David Sitek. The reason I wanted to share this with you is the camera work by David McFarland – I like how they freeze the frames and then apply this soft zoom to them. These stills have a William Eggleston like quality, one of my favorite photographers (yeah, this is like saying one likes the Beatles). It was interesting to read on www.eriklbarnes.com that he was one of their influences – along with Garry Winogrand and Bill Owens.
So do you have some videos or short movies you like because of their photographic quality? Please share them with us in the comments.