Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dustin Humphrey & Dopamine

Some amazing photographs by Dustin Humphrey, apparently shot as part of a promotion for a clothing label called insight51.







I think everyone involved was really high because I can't figure out what the connection is between the label, the photographs and a film called dopamine. If you click here you can be confused as well.

The video below is described as a trailer for a film called Dopamine. It's cool but I have no idea what it's "about".


Dopamine from TheShermanFoundation on Vimeo.

Nixta, thanks, once again for showing me the way.

1 comment:

Nixta said...

Upon further investigation this morning, I think that it's actually all just part of the marketing campaign for this fashion line.

There is a surfing themed movie:
http://www.insight51.com/2008/_Dopamine/_Video/Dopamine_film_surf.html

And a skateboarding themed movie:
http://www.insight51.com/2008/_Dopamine/_Video/Dopamine_film_skate.html

I think you actually showed the trailer:
http://www.insight51.com/2008/_Dopamine/_Video/Dopamine_film_trailer.html

Also some colour posters:
http://www.insight51.com/2008/gmp/pluto_posterscontent_n.html

Check this page out as a hook. On the left is the hint to the fashion lines, in the middle, some of the people, and on the right, some press:
http://www.insight51.com/2008/content_home_n.php

Here's their award for marketing:
http://www.insight51.com/SIMA.html

What got me thinking about that was that it has the feel of the WESC campaign for Street Horsing from last year or the year before:
http://www.wesc.com/horseplay.php

It could all be fantastically cool, or it could all be a bit Nathan Barley: http://www.wesc.com/snapshots.php

I suppose you say "why limit myself to photography when I can do video to both advertise the line and talk about the inspiration". But I thought the French or Italians might have done that about 40 years ago? It certainly looks a bit like it.

n