Directors Talk: Mark Romanek


American filmmaker Mark Romanek has been behind the lens of some of the greatest music video of all time, including Nine Inch Nails’s grimy S&M-laden Closer, Michael Jackson’s iconic future vision in Scream and the touching portrait of singer Johnny Cash for his version of track Hurt.


Though best known for his feature films One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go, and as one of the trailblazing directors leading the way during the heyday of MTV, Romanek has spent his career quietly photographing the A-list company he finds himself in each day. Unearthed recently for a recent exhibition at Paris concept store Colette, the images give an intimate view into the moments between takes, from time in the studio with Kanye West to bumping into Iggy Pop on the street.

Mark Romanek