Amy Winehouse Found Dead + an impersonation video from me

Amy Winehouse was found dead July 23rd at her London flat at the age of 27.

I made this video in 2009…It’s me singing (I’ve had a few ppl ask me if i’m singing) RIP to those who suffered from addiction.

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Mario Testino’s “Todo o Nada” Exhibition in Rome

The exhibition opened Thursday Evening at Fondazione Memmo displayed 54 Testino images. The show’s theme: the beautiful, sensual tension that exists between being clothed and being nude.

“As a concept, it often inspires me, the balance between the two opposites,” said Testino.

Testino’s after-part was at al Al Biondo Tevere, where in 1975 director Pier Paolo Pasolini sat for his last supper before his mystery death. History is, after all, everywhere.

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Preview: Penelope Cruz + US Vogue June 2011

Photographer: Mario Testino


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Vincent Cassel

Vincent and his wife, Monica Bellucci

The New York Times Magazine has recently done a sequence called “14 Actors Acting”. They chose performers who have defined cinema in 2010 and these clips portray the essence of previous generations. By watching you will see why they are such classics.

You might remember Vincent from Oceans 12 or his more recent film, The Black Swan where he plays the ballet director. He is the leading man in France and has been making his way in the American film industry. My favorite clip from “14 Actors Acting” is performed by Vincent Cassel.

^He is reenacting Fred Astaire who has been in many classics such as Funny Face with Audrey Hepurn.

 

^The Laser dance performed by Vincent in Oceans 12

The song is always on my playlists! Thé à la Menthe by La Caution

picture by: Ellen von Unwerth

Hype Williams

“Amazing” by Kanye West
“Viva La Vida” by Coldplay
“Video Phone” by Beyonce feat. Lady Gaga
“Gettin Jiggy With It” by Will Smith
“Big Pimpin” by Jay-Z
“Big Poppa” by Notorious B.I.G
“California Love” by Tupac feat. Dr. Dre
“Can’t Tell Me Nothing” by Kanye West
“Empire State of Mind” by Jay-z feat. Alicia Keys
“Forever” by Drake
“Gold Digger” by Kanye West feat. Jamie Fox
“Heartless” by Kanye West
“I Believe I Can Fly” by R Kelly
“No Scrubs” by TLC
“We R Who We R” by KE$HA
“Stronger” by Kanye West
“Rock The Boat” by Aaliyah
“Number One” by Pharrell Williams

^Just to name a few of the music videos he’s directed…

Harold “Hype” Williams hails from Queens, New York. He is an American music video and film director. He grew up aspiring to become a painter like Basquiat and Keith Haring. However, he took the street approach by doing graffiti throughout the city. He used “Hype” as his tag name-which has now become his fame name. He studied film in the 80’s at Adelphi University and joined Classic Concept Productions, where he swept the floors on the sets of golden-age rap video shoots. Soon after he launched his own production company.

By 1996 he became an award winning director–taking home awards left and right.

In 1998 he directed the film Belly starring rappers DMX, Nas, and Method Man.

A few of his signature styles: using the Fish eye lens which distorts the camera view around the central focus.

Another one involves placing shots in regular widescreen ratio, while a second shot is split and placed in the upper and lower bars. Videos that use this style–“I Ain’t Heard of That” by Slim Thug, “So Sick” by Ne-Yo, “In My Hood” by Young Jeezy, “Check On It” by Beyoncé, “Snap Yo Fingers” by Lil Jon and many others.

Hype Williams


^”Amazing” by Kanye West, one of my favorite music videos directed by Hype

^With over 76 million views, New York by Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys