Jean-Baptiste Mondino

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Jean-Baptiste Mondino (born Aubervilliers, France on July 21, 1949) is a French fashion photographer[1] and music video director. He has directed music videos for Madonna, David Bowie, Sting, Björk, Jaye Muller aka J., Neneh Cherry and Les Rita Mitsouko.[2] Mondino has also photographed the covers and album packaging for the Marianne Faithfull albums Before The Poison (2005) and Easy Come, Easy Go (2008), Shakespear's Sister's Hormonally Yours (1992), Alain Bashung's Osez Joséphine (1991) and Chatterton (1994) and is Artistic Director for a DVD documentary included with a special edition of the latter album, directed by Ann Rohart.

The video for Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer", which Mondino directed,[3] swept the MTV Video Music Awards in 1985, winning "Best Video", "Best Direction", "Best Art Direction" and "Best Cinematography". This video paired him with compatriot cinematographer, Pascal Lebègue, with whom he would later shoot several other notable music videos in black and white, such as "Russians" for Sting and "Justify My Love" for Madonna.

Music video filmography[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
1981 "Paradis" Alain Chamfort
1981 "Little Darlin'" Sheila
1983 "Quelqu'un comme toi" Taxi Girl
1983 * "Soleil, soleil" Ahmed Fakroun
1983 "La danse des mots" Mon Dino aka Jean-Baptiste Mondino
1984 * "Cargo de nuit" Axel Bauer
1984 "Un autre monde" Téléphone Téléphone
1985 "The Boys of Summer" Don Henley Don Henley Won Video of the Year, Best Direction,
Best Art Direction, and Best Cinematography
at the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards.
1985 "Slave to Love" Bryan Ferry
1985 "Downtown Train" Tom Waits
1985 "Russians" Sting
1986 "Each Time You Break My Heart" Nick Kamen
1986 "Open Your Heart" Madonna
1986 "Wood Beez" Scritti Politti
1987 "C'est comme ça" on YouTube Les Rita Mitsouko
1987 "You Owe Me Some Kind of Love" Chris Isaak
1987 "Never Let Me Down" David Bowie
1987 "To Be Reborn" Boy George
1987 "Mia Bocca" Jill Jones
1988 "Qu'est-ce que t'es belle" Catherine Ringer & Marc Lavoine
1988 "I Wish U Heaven" Prince
1988 "How To Do That" Jean-Paul Gaultier
1989 "Be" Lenny Kravitz
1989 "Manchild" Neneh Cherry
1990 "I've Got You Under My Skin" Neneh Cherry
1990 "Justify My Love" Madonna
1990 "Tandem" Vanessa Paradis
1991 "Sorry About The Weather" Mark Curry
1991 "Osez Joséphine" Alain Bashung
1992 "Volutes" Alain Bashung
1992 "Born On The Wrong Side of Town" J. (Jaye Muller)
1992 "Rhythm Is Love" Keziah Jones
1993 "L'ennemi dans la glace" Alain Chamfort
1993 "Buddy X" Neneh Cherry
1993 "Natural High" Vanessa Paradis
1994 "Ma petite entreprise" Alain Bashung
1994 "Violently Happy" Björk
1994 "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)" Meshell Ndegeocello
1994 "Les amants" Les Rita Mitsouko
1994 "Séquelles" MC Solaar
1995 "Human Nature" Madonna
1996 "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" Madonna
1996 "Time" China Moses
1996 "Kootchi" Neneh Cherry
1998 "Tout le monde" Zazie
2000 "Naive Song" Mirwais Ahmadzaï
2000 "Don't Tell Me" Madonna Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Music Video.
Two nominations at 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.
2003 "Hollywood" Madonna
2007 "Sing Sing" Ultra Orange
2007 "The Operation" Charlotte Gainsbourg
2008 "Beauty Mark" Charlotte Gainsbourg
2008 "Dancin' Till Dawn" Lenny Kravitz
2008 "Sur un trapèze" Alain Bashung

See also[edit]


  1. ^ M+B : Past and future exhibitions
  2. ^ A much fuller list appears here.
  3. ^ Credits for the "Boys of Summer" video.

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