If you could’ve cared less about my industry thoughts, here’s a pretty video on Tokyo! Filmed and edited by Philip Bloom, a director in London, this piece of work takes you through the fast-paced life of Japan, yet it feels very calm the entire time. (Perhaps because it’s set to Air’s “Alone in Kyoto,” one of my favorite pre-teen songs, thanks to Keane.) He breaks up the images of everyday people hustling and bustling with homeless people sleeping in cardboard boxes. It’s disheartening, but not meant to exploit.
I wanted to show how different Tokyo was, but at the same times just like any city I have been to.
When I arrived, I felt like I was on an alien planet, then by the the time I left a week later, I felt it was just like home in so many ways. That is what I tried to capture.
Out of all the countries in Asia, I haven’t been to Japan. I imagine it’s an entirely different world.
Do you guys think I should make this “cool Vimeo/maybe YouTube video” thing a weekly feature?—