Flashback Collection

Reflective clothing that transforms you into a thermonuclear photobomber, 2015

Chris Holmes & Betabrand (US)

07.08.15 – 01.11.15

Flashback Collection

After wearing reflective clothing to several performances while touring with Paul McCartney, DJ Chris Holmes noticed that photos from those shows always looked odd, because the flash that bounced off his clothing would obscure almost everything else.

While he wasn’t thrilled that many of these photos were ruined, it inspired him to consider if he could use this technology for a greater purpose — like making paparazzi photos worthless or granting someone photographic anonymity.

That was the inspiration for the Flashback Photobomber Hoodie and Flashback Silver Screen Scarf, garments made from highly reflective material (glass nanospheres) that are perfect for anyone who doesn’t want their picture taken, or for photobombers who really want to make a lasting impression.


Chris Holmes is a DJ, tech head, music producer, and super connector. Chris has spent the greater part of the last four years DJing as the opening act for Sir Paul McCartney on his world tours. Chris has DJed and produced Grammy parties for Phoenix, The Black Keys, Daft Punk, and Radiohead; movie premieres parties for Edgar Wright, Nick Cave, Jon Favreau; and an Oscar party for Spike Jonze and Annapurna Pictures. Chris works regularly with Vice, Adultswim, and Comedy Central. He DJs and produces the world famous Nightswim party along with guest DJs Questlove, Thom Yorke, James Murphy, Young Guru, and Nigel Godrich. Chris also DJed Paul McCartney’s wedding. Recently Chris helped design the ‘parallel remix’ music engine with Harmonix for the new Disney Fantasia Game.


Q and A

What is your favourite dark corner of the internet?

Betabrand.com – It's a clothing brand created by the internet.

What are the geographic coordinates of your favourite secret place?

37.760567, -122.421648
N37° 45.634', W122° 25.2989'

Everyone has a secret. What's yours?

In this instance, the artist has decided to keep his secrets to himself.