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Anton Tammi is a Finnish-born music video director who has left an indelible mark on the music video industry. Known for crafting visually compelling narratives, Tammi’s approach to directing puts a twist on conventional methods. Blending illusory scenes with a cutting-edge style, he invites viewers to delve deeper than what's on the surface. The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" and "Heartless" videos are prime examples of his capacity to distort reality with his clever use of lighting and color, making those videos an experiential journey rather than just another music clip on the screen.

But it's not just the music industry that recognizes his unique style. The Museum of Modern Art in New York showcased his video for Lykke Li's "hard rain" – quite an accolade for the director who sports an impressive beard bearing an uncanny resemblance to that of a legendary Finnish folk hero. Tammi's film for Halsey's "Graveyard" too, toys with temporal boundaries as it flits between different versions of reality in a fairground setting. Rarely does a director's work stick in your head, creating wormholes into worlds that echo long after the tune has ended, but that's exactly Tammi's trademark.

Lastly, perhaps the most touching tribute to his inventiveness is found in his work with J. Cole and his representation of mental health in "Kevin's Heart". Beyond just shooting a music video, Tammi used the opportunity to address serious societal issues within this art form, further cementing his influence in the music industry. In a nutshell, Anton Tammi is more than just a music video director; he's an innovator, taboo breaker and a visual storyteller, whose work continues to push boundaries and keep us paradoxically grounded and suspended in his surreal creations.

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