Luke Bather - 5th July 2016

Devonte Hynes' musical vision as Blood Orange is accompanied by a self-directed, free-flowing video for Augustine, shot in New York City. 

We see Hynes and his friends dance on rooftops, congregate on stairs, and go for jerk chicken (one of his friends being Julian Casablancas of The Strokes). All of this is intercut with footage of Hynes alone in an apartment, composing and performing with various instruments as well as singing in front of a hand-painted flag of Sierra Leone - a reference to both his father's birthplace and the name of his latest album Freetown Sound (Freetown being Sierra Leone's capital city).

The low-contrast, analogue film look and muted colour palettes in this video work incredibly well with the locations, making the whole thing feel like a very stream-of-conscious visual. Not so much a story here, but a series of visual fragments that help tell the wider story of Devonte Hynes and his music.

Credits

Assistant EditorRiho Mineta
DirectorDevonte Hynes
Director of PhotographyKenny Suleimanagich
ProducerNick Harwood
Co-ProducerImogene Strauss
Line ProducerMalcom Hill
ColouristSamuel Gursky
Director of PhotographyJack Pearce
EditorDevonte Hynes
1st ACSimon Maignan
1st ACDoug Durant
2nd ACAnouk Stiegler
Key GripJonathan Karam
Production AssistantFiona Agger

Luke Bather - 5th July 2016

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