George Belfield's gorgeous video for Richard Hawley is a real winner

Posted by Rob Alderson,

I know you’re all busy but take some time out to watch George Belfield’s sumptuous new video for Richard Hawley’s Don’t Stare at the Sun – I promise you won’t regret it. It comprises a series of long lingering shots of the backs of people’s heads in various locations – from river banks to nightclubs, dingy flats to football pitches – which create a real sense of unease. The guilty voyeuristic feeling is heightened by the camera’s stubborn refusal to cut away, although sometimes a slight movement reveals an tantalising detail. The film almost feels like a photo-essay and each gorgeous shot is packed with narrative possibility and details which may or may not mean anything. A real masterclass from Mr Belfield!

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.