Bayer Ressurects Michael Jackson Courtesy of Herb Ritts
Samuel Bayer is a music video veteran. His imagery is embedded alongside anthems for a generation shaped by MTV. Thanks to Bayer's collaboration with Nirvana, teen spirit will forever smell (or at least in our mind's eye) like a gym assembly of grungy youths. When given the task to make a video for Michael Jackson's posthumous hit "A Place With No Name", Bayer resurrects the king of pop courtesy of Herb Ritts. The collaboration is a somber reminder not only of our creative loss of Jackson and Ritts, but also of the simplicity of 1990's music videos. While Bayer's video allows Ritt's gritty black and white aesthetic take the lead, it manages to do so tastefully. Thus resulting in an homage that is hauntingly beautiful.