Dodo diary pt.1:
old grandma came up to me on her bike yesterday. We looked at each other for 5 seconds. Then finally she built up the courage to say “その上着めちゃ可愛い！(your hoodie is so cute) I smiled, nodded, and said thank you. She smiled back, some other random old lady watched this entire interaction between us. The grandma got really shy and self conscious then scurried off on her bike. Last pic is my reaction as she slipped away
barrio pics con @edgarmateus :) /// really miss living in LA, miss the sun on my skin, miss dressing the way I want to, and miss my friends. Love and light to everyone that held it down for me I can’t wait to move back
Directed/ wrote/ photographed this visual story “どうでもいい話“ meaning small talk/ hearing someone talk about something you don’t necessarily care about.
I wrote this thinking about highschool girls who are sexualized by older men, thinking about my own experiences of being hit on from the age of 12. If I could go back in time and exploit the dudes that did me dirty- what would I do? If we already live in a chaotic world where women are constantly sexualized- does it or does it not make sense for women to profit of of that? To what extent? At what cost?
<< thank you to this incredible team for letting me bring this story to fruition >>
Exploring themes of exploitation, boredom and power dynamics, “Doudemo ii Hanashi” tells the story of three delinquent girls who decide to turn the tables on the creepy men in their lives.
Through various scams, tricks and a “devil-may-care attitude, the girls turn the covetous eyes of these men into their own private playground.
Recent directing work for @google finding pride :) our doc features @wakabayashi.yuma a young transman who talks about the difficulty in finding mens clothes that fit his body and @keuzes_official a suits tailoring company that specifically caters to queer ppl in creating Genderless suits.
vvv grateful to have made a meaningful project during these really crazy times. Also I’m really happy to add to the content of trans men as there really really is not a lot.
Much love to the team that also made this happen
directed by @ameya.mp4
DOP @shota_gurus (day 1) and Keisuke Sato (day 2)
1st AC Frank Miura
Exec producer @airi.okam.yam
Line producer / translator 1: @hanastashya
Translator 2 @ameya.mp4
Stills from @uncomy
Sound Recordist - Kohiji Nakajima