The music video for Talia Stewart’s “Look Ma No Hands” is full of allusions and metaphors. Two out of the three characters represented in this record appear in the video as well as the masked dancers seen throughout her previous videos. In this beautifully choreographed video, we meet a diverse group of women, including Talia’s own mother. On top of all this… several hundred glitter-decorated tampons make an appearance. Trust me, you have to give this one a watch! Watch here
Talia is seen in an arrangement of incredible costumes/outfits dancing to the song throughout the video with her masked dancers. The two characters seen on the cover art, La Presa and La Matadora, (which respectively translate to the prisoner and the killer,) are brought to life in this video. They even come face to face in the video, meeting each other at the very end. According to Talia, these characters will continue to appear throughout the visuals and other media for this album.
“My visuals are usually conceived in tandem with the song. I almost always know what I want a song’s visual to look like while I’m producing the song itself. This video is heavily steeped in female imagery: red everywhere, glitter tampons, a group of beautiful, diverse women,” Talia explains when asked about how she created such a unique and powerful image around this song. She continues, “I wanted to experiment with masking edits, so we shot against an all white background, that way we were able to easily replicate my masked dancers, who also make an appearance in this video, in keeping with my last project’s visuals.”
The “Look Ma No Hands” video was shot entirely at WolffHaus Studio in Nashville. The visual team at Altru Creative, comprised of Nigel, Derrick and Klumsy, handled the cameras while Talia wrote, directed, and produced. This video is a fantastic representation of Talia’s dark pop vision that she’s creating around this record and these characters. The almost mesmerizing choreography and imaging pulls you in from the first frame and keeps you hooked until it comes to the very end.