When Ben Sherman and Alpha Industries came together to put a unique British twist on an icon of American style – the MA-1 flight jacket – Tack Studio was commissioned to produce a short film celebrating the partnership.
The MA-1 was a staple of the seminal 1980s style and culture Buffalo collective, so Tack Studio’s film married contemporary style with a 1980s Buffalo sensibility.
Tack Studio commissioned artists Barry Kamen and Frank Lebon to direct the film. Kamen was a member of the original Buffalo movement, while Lebon is the son of acclaimed Buffalo photographer Mark Lebon.
Tack Studio cast Noah Negrit and Sid Charity in the film, sons of Buffalo members Jack Negrit and Roger Charity, transforming the film into a modern reinterpretation of the Buffalo story.
Treating the project as a photographic fashion shoot, the film was produced using a fully analogue, stop-motion technique. Two 35mm half-frame still cameras firing rapidly were used to create the film’s unique style. The negatives were cut, edited and pasted by hand, before being telecined into a digital film.
Read more about the capsule line on Ben Sherman’s website