Here’s the image I shot of Rober Del Naja from Massive Attack a few months ago for the latest cover of VNA magazine. The idea I had was to recreate the Heligoland album cover as a diaorama type image with Rob in his own artwork. I was trying to achieve a portrait of the artist within a version of his own artwork. I had a great time doing this shoot as it’s always cool to collaborate with people on an idea, especially when it’s with someone as talented as Robert Del Naja. You can buy a copy of the mag here. Copyright: www.jamessharrock.com
uncut, june 2008
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We’ve always had a tendency to lean towards sad songs and sad music because we find it far from sad - we find it enlightening.
…I think, as a human, you can use it as a way to deal with lots of other things. The way you use nostalgia to quantify how you’re feeling sad about a place you’ve been to or something you don’t understand anymore - something that’s missing. I think it’s really important because it connects everything sometimes. So, even though the initial response is ‘wow, that’s quite sad,’ it’s still something you go back to because it gives you something else.
A charge sheet from Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja’s (Massive Attack) grafitti days.
Oh, and did it escape my attention that in the middle of this frenzy of atomsforpeaceness, I saw a really great Massive Attack show? It was the Adam Curtis exhibit, their music to his visuals. I recorded this bit of Karmacoma, which I think was the only song Daddy G came out on. It was mostly 3D, Horace Andy, and Elizabeth Fraser, who were all behind very large, transparent screens, reminiscent of the Flying Lotus set up.
There are other videos on my YouTube as well, if you’re so interested.