Alright, I got a theory. So whoever makes Rihanna’s music videos is notorious for ripping off photographers. She ripped off Ryan McGinley for “Only Girl (In The World)”. Her new newest video “You Da One” steals from a fashion spread in Numero. And she even got sued by David LaChapelle for imitating his work in “S&M”.
So when a friend played me Rihanna’s video for that infectious song “We Found Love”, I thought it looked really familiar. It’s Sandy Kim’s blog! There are so many thematic and aesthetic similarities. Sandy isn’t the only person to shoot pills and messy bedrooms. But altogether I feel like there’s some definite influence. And if the directors are watching Ryan McGinley, it’s not too hard to find Sandy. I’m not making any 100% claims, but it is very peculiar. Right?