Roger Ballen and Die Antwoord - I Fink U Freaky

Roger Ballen behind the scenes with Die Antwoord

Footage surfaces of photographer Roger Ballen talking with Die Antwoord on the set of I Fink U Freaky

We're always keen to bring you stories about Roger Ballen so we were happy to come across this behind the scenes footage of him talking on the shoot of the Die Antwoord video I Fink U Freaky that he shot for the band last year. 

When we interviewed Ballen around the release of the video he told us that he'd known Die Antwoord for around 7 or 8 years. "They asked me ages ago if I’d be interested in making some sort of music video with them which I was! I took some photographs for their new album about three years ago which a friend said were appearing on the background of their tracks on YouTube and the ratings were going crazy! It went from nothing to about 8 million hits in a really short space of time, so we decided to go for the video.”

“We had really clear concepts of what we wanted to do in our heads,” Ballen told us. “We started with my photographs for ideas and then mimicked them in the sets. Most of the sets started with almost like a ‘Roger Ballen still life’ and then we might have added in a mouth or foot or hand and then we went into them cinematically.” Check out the video below then take a look at some great Ballen books in the shop.