cinematography

Asaki Kuryu, Modern Dancer

Professional dancer Asaki Kuryu and I are in talks with a local Tokyo band to potentially collaborate on a music video, showing off one of their tunes set to her very elegant, freeform modern choreography.

She and I got together a few weeks ago and headed out to Futako-Tamagawa, where there is a large river giving us a safe and spacious place to do some early test footage. It’s not the prettiest location, but Asaki saved the footage with her beautiful, emotive movements, and I’m looking forward to working with her again soon.

Check out the test footage below, or to see more of Asaki check out her Instagram or Youtube pages.

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Kuno Pottery for Zeiss

Tokyo based photographer Irwin Wong has spent a lot of time chronicling traditional Japanese artisans. He has produced several videos for German lensmaker Zeiss documenting these subjects.

We got to tag along to one of his shoots recently, and provide some establishing shots in the beautiful old town of Kasama in Ibaraki, where he tells the story of a dynasty of potters.

The skill and dedication of this craftswoman is incredibly apparent in this beautifully shot video, so please check it out below!