Kanye West

Diamonds From Sierra Leone

A cache of diamonds is one form of asset protection. These behind-the-scenes photos were taken just outside my apartment in Prague in May, 2005. Kanye West, nominated for 10 Grammy Awards in 2005, and a production unit were making a video of Diamonds From Sierra Leone. The video portrays some of the human misery associated with diamond mining in poor African nations, so-called "blood diamonds." Over a period of 4 days they built a jewelry store set outdoors, then rammed an expensive sports car into it (or at least that is how it  appears on the video.)

Here are some photos I took of the music video creation process.

Go Kanye, you're a great artist and Diamonds From Sierra Leone is a great video!

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