Thursday, May 6, 2010

All I Had To Do Was Shoot Her Face...

My photographs of the 4th Street Bridge in Los Angeles where the beginning of Borderline was shot.

Like church bells on a Sunday morning after a hard night, Borderline beckons us to the Church of Madonna. That voice, that song, that face, those orange pumps. I still haven't gotten over it, 26 years later. Neither have you.

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The video:

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The brilliant Mary Lambert speaking of it:

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"We were up on a rooftop trying to steal a shot and the sun started to set and that beautiful golden light lit up her face and I was looking through the camera and I just looked down and I knew we were going to have a great video, all I had to do was shoot her face." - Mary Lambert on Borderline.

8 comments:

  1. thank you very much for your great blog! it's always very interesting. the borderline video and song is so sweet and here style in the clip - simply wow. mary lambert is a genius... i hope madonna work with her again in the future or with jean-baptiste mondino...

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  2. coca - xo

    daniel_germany - my pleasure. I would love to see madonna work with both directors mentioned, too! xo

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  3. Hey Pud,
    What's the exact location -- 4th Street Bridge and ____ Or any additional markers?

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  4. hey fortin - i forget the side street name but these are taken from the 6th street bridge aimed at 4th and as you can see - coming from boyle heights, downtown is east. so there is this little side street and you can get in there like that. xo

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  5. wouldnt it be great if they would work with eachother again...:o)

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  6. Awesome video. Awesome song. I love Borderline so much!

    Just the a few days ago I dug out a recording of mine from ET which had footage they took on the set of the Borderline video on FEBRUARY 12th 1984!

    http://www.madonna-tv.com/2010/05/1984-making-borderline-with-louie-louie.html

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  7. beef - totally.

    love it jamesy! xo

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