Earlier this year we met up with Luke Shepard, who made the amazing timelapse video Le Flâneur and we became fast friends. Luke later supplied the video to screen at our Untapped Paris/Singapore Takeout dinner with acclaimed chef Andre Chiang at the Hippodrome d’Auteuil. Now he’s back with Big Hands, a video for Nikon France that tracks the installation of (literally) two big hands in front of the Pompidou Centre in celebration of the launch of Nikon 1. Like Le Flâneur, it’s impeccably done, has great music (“Welcome Home” by Radical Face) and just really makes you love Paris all over again.
Luke tells Untapped, “It was very different from shooting Le Flâneur, because of time limitations. I had only one chance to capture the construction of the hands so if I messed up I couldn’t just go back and reshoot it. In post-production, I had to get the video to them very quickly so I had to put some of my perfectionist tendencies aside. And the first night, it rained for a lot of the time.” Like always, Luke sees room for improvement–he doesn’t even consider Le Flâneur finished!
Thanks to Nikon, Luke upgraded from the Nikon D90 SLR he used for in Le Flâneur, this time using the Nikon D3s, Nikon D7000, and Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8G lens.