No, Herb Ritts was not a musician. Technically, he was a fashion photographer whose black and white work defined a generation. Careers were made by his work. He also directed some of the sexiest music videos in the history of ever. This week Just Push Play is dedicated to Ritts, a visual genius gone way too soon. I would have loved to feature “Wicked Game” with my other favorite, “Love Will Never Do Without You,” but sadly the latter is not available. However, if you’ve ever seen the Ritts directed video with Miss Jackson and a few famous fellas, you know it’s crazy cool.
(Note: This is a slightly edited version of the original Chris Isaak video because Youtube requires age verification to show the original. It’s that hot, ya’ll.)
I miss Janet Jackson. This album defined my junior high life and this video still makes my day.