Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Video Still

Video Still, 1994
This image is from a John Mellencamp video shoot in Belmont, Indiana (near Bloomington, Indiana). The song was 'Baby Please Don't Go' which was used in the 1994 movie 'Blue Chips' with Nick Nolte and Shaquille O'Neal.

Image made using a Pentax 67
Tri-x 400 speed film
Scanned into the digital world using an Imacon Scanner
Image management in Lightroom3 and Photoshop CS5

1 comment:

  1. Great B&W image and use of vignette. This is a very pretentious cover of the great Big Joe Williams blues standard. I found the video on YouTube:


    I see that John Mellencamp borrowed the classic guitar riff that Jimmy Page wrote when he played as a session musician on Van Morrison's version in the early 60s. It's not played anywhere near as well on this version as Page played it on Morrison's. I prefer Page's hard-edged guitar tone and the straight-ahead way he plays the riff. I have always thought that, although he was a blue-eyed, red-haired Irishman, Van Morrison's version of this song is the best ever recorded.