Martin Joe
Martin Joe

re: Benny Tipene


Taking a candid approach to the live music video, the re: series seeks to share the intimacy of the artist and his/her surroundings with the viewer. Popularised by Vincent Moon and his “soirèe de poche” shows, these videos are shot in one take as the cameraman follows with field equipment.

Benny Tipene was a perfect candidate for this format, as a small town songwriter who skyrocketed to fame after a successful X Factor run and subsequent commercial success. This episode displayed a rare and modest interaction between him and the grounds of his hometown university.

Credit: Benny Tipene, David Stevens.