30 Seconds to Mars may have forbidden camera crews — or, at least, our camera crew — from the set of their "Hurricane" video. But that didn't stop celebrity photographer Terry Richardson, he of the eternal flannel and plastic-framed glasses, from showing up and snapping a bunch of behind-the-scenes pics.
On Thursday, Richardson posted a handful of photographs from the set of "Hurricane" on his blog. The black-and-white snaps show a frequently shirtless Jared Leto prowling the streets of New York City, posing with members of the NYPD and his mom, Constance (he's at least wearing a trenchcoat in that shot). The other guys in 30STM also make an appearance in one photograph, giving Richardson a very emphatic "thumbs up."
The pictures don't actually reveal much about the video itself, though eagle-eyed observers might be able to make out a sign for Walker Street in the background of some shots (hey, maybe they headed down to Santos Party House!). Last month, [article id="1648773"]Leto told MTV News[/article] that the clip would be both "very ambitious" and very dirty.
" 'Hurricane' as a video, like I said before, is going to be very, very sexual," Leto said. "It's basically a meditation on the violence of sex, and the sex of violence ... and it's going to be quite an adventure."
Leto also said that Kanye West, who [article id="1648693"]appears on the version of "Hurricane"[/article] that will appear on the forthcoming reissue of the band's 2009 album This Is War, might make a cameo in the video, adding that 'Ye would add "an interesting element" to the production. West isn't seen in any of Richardson's on-set photos, but it's still not too late: Shooting on "Hurricane" is reportedly set to continue Friday night.