JESTO: ARTIST CHANGING SKIN

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Thanks to my friend rapper/actor/filmmaker Taiyo “HYST” Yamanouchi I had the chance to participate in a singer’s image change.
For his new album campaign, IndieJesto, Jesto, Hyst’s brother, not only chose to reappear on social networks with a completely different look, but he even changed musical genre shifting from rap to pop rock.
On a rainy November evening, I joined the crew led by HYST for the filming of a videoclip.
A quick briefing: they needed backstage shots in black and white and some “street” portraits, again in a high-contrast black and white; in short, they looked at creating a typical vintage atmosphere from other times.
The sets: a second-hand clothing store; a record store; the Navigli canal-sides; and a pub.
The characters: Jesto & friends, an acoustic guitar and pints of beers.
The film and photo crew: Me & HYST
Jesto’s natural attitude in his new skin made my work absolutely easy: I photographed the skin-changing live with my old FujiFilm X30 and I did it before the fans could realize what it would soon be.

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HYST’S “KAMIKAZE PT. II”

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Some backstage shots from friend director/actor/rapper Taiyo HYST Yamanouchi’s new videoclip, Kamikaze Pt. II, recording sessions. Home video meets backstage set photography! ENJOY!

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HYST’S “KOREA DEL NORD” VIDEOCLIP

In early April my friend actor/rapper/director Taiyo Yamanouchi a.k.a. HYST called me to participate in his new videoclip, Korea del Nord. Taiyo chose me to play the role of a villain (I’m a super bad guy!). I’ve played the part of the North Korean dictator’s bodyguard but I could not help also recording the backstage with my FujiFilm X30…

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