1. Tyrone Lebon Directs Frank Ocean’s ‘Nikes’ Video

    Tyrone Lebon directed the video for Nikes, the first track from Frank Ocean’s long awaited new album Blond.

    Describing the video in an online article, The Fader Magazine writes: ‘The Nikes visual is a mesmerizing collection of references, symbols, and guest appearances that follow the song’s wayward narrative. Featuring bodies drenched in glitter, holy entities, expensive cars, and Trayvon Martin tributes, Nikes is a gorgeous and grainy representation of the rabbit hole in Frank’s mind. . . .“I interpreted the song as a stream of Frank’s consciousness—rich with snippets of stories, emotions and ideas," Lebon says. "The visuals came immediately when I first heard the song, they all follow from the music and Frank’s lyrics."’

    While filming the video Tyrone Lebon also produced a series of pictures (featured here) for Boys Don't Cry, the Blond album’s companion magazine. Released for free over the weekend at pop-up shop locations in New York, London, L.A., and Chicago, the already highly-collectable magazine came packaged with the album and features contributions by, among others, Tom Sachs, Vivian Sassen, Wolfgang Tillmans, and a poem by Kanye West.

    Photography and film direction by Tyrone Lebon. Producer: Tom Birmingham. Executive Producer: Tash Tan. First Assistant Director: George Nelson. Director of Photography: Andre Chemetoff. Production Designer: David White. Editor: Adam Biskupski. Stylist: Max Pearmain. Make-up artist: Isamaya Ffrench Hair: Cyndia Harvey. Colourist: Aubrey Woodiwiss.