This 20-Year-Old Filmmaker Is Shooting VHS Videos for Kanye West and Gosha Rubchinskiy

Julian Klincewicz may be young but the up-and-coming filmmaker has already worked with the likes of Kanye West and Gosha Rubchinskiy.

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Julian Klincewicz may be young but his body of work is already well beyond his age. The up-and-coming filmmaker, a native of Southern California, has built an impressive portfolio—including working with Kanye West, Gosha Rubchinskiy and rising Brooklyn band Haerts. He uses an old VHS camcorder to produce a distinctly unique and sought after style, which has been recognized by many in the worlds of fashion and music.

In a recent interview with i-D, Klincewicz shared details about his recent trip to New York for fashion week, where he was tasked with filming footage of West’s Yeezy Season 3 and The Life of Pablo presentation. “The scale on which Kanye works isn't comparable to anything I've done before — it's so huge,” he said of the experience. “It was a totally new experience to get to work in that big of an arena, in that big of a context, especially a really multi-faceted one.”

Klincewicz went on to explain how he only chooses to work on projects he feels connected to and touched on his relationship with designer Gosha Rubchinskiy. “With Gosha, I felt like I understood what he was doing on a really base level, so I felt like I could do a good job,” he elaborated. 

While the young artist has certainly found success in filming with a vintage camcorder, he’s definitely looking to expand beyond that. “Moving forward, I don't want to shoot VHS stuff anymore,” he noted. Considering all that Klincewicz has been able to accomplish within the past year, it’s safe to say he won’t be disappearing from our radar anytime soon. ​

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