Category: Cinema
The New York Asian Film Festival

Meeting and shooting some of the directors at this year’s Asian Film Festival was such a treat. These guys were completely ego-less and wanting to try any and every goofy idea possible. They had even flown to the states with their own props.

Good times.


Noboru Iguchi on the left, Yoshihiro Nishimura in the skull hat, Tak Sakaguchi getting it in the gut © Doug Kim


Yoshihiro Nishimura, special effects director of Tokyo Gore Police, Machine Gun Girl, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl © Doug Kim


Tak Sakaguchi, one of Japan's biggest action stars and now feature film director with two new flicks: Be a Man! Samurai School and Yoroi Samurai Zombie © Doug Kim


the one and only Noboru Iguchi, director of Machine Gun Girl © Doug Kim


Yoshihiro Nishimura, hacksaw, some meat and two butchers © Doug Kim

Sion Sono & Eiji Okuda

For Giant Robot, I had the great task of shooting director Sion Sono and actor Eiji Okuda, both of whom were in town for the Asian Film Festival here in New York. Sion’s film “Love Exposure” won the Grand Jury Prize. Both men have great style, but Eiji’s face in particular invites some Leone-type landscape / close-ups.

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Sion Sono © Doug Kim

eiji okuda

Eiji Okuda © Doug Kim

sion sono & eiji okuda, bryant park

Sion Sono & Eiji Okuda, Bryant Park © Doug Kim

Shot with a Nikon D300 and either the 85mm f1.4 or 28-70mm f2.8

David Lynch, the Cop, the Cow, the Cow’s Handler, and the Keyboardist

I lived a block away from the old Tower Records on Sunset Blvd where this was taken.

Sometimes the really LA part of LA would collected in some slow moving eddy away from the faster, cleaner currents, curdling and fermenting to the point where shit like this would emerge. It is not a great shot, but I’m still convinced that God made film for moments like these.

david lynch, et al, Leica M6 TTL, 50mm sumicron

David Lynch, et al, Leica M6 TTL, 50mm summicron, Agfa APX 400 © Doug Kim

Jean Seberg | Breathless

I am completely in love with Jean Seberg in Godard’s Breathless. The pixie haircut, the endless smoking, those sunglasses, and that Dior dress.  I never succumb to fandom with celebrities and I haven’t seen her other work, but for this slice of time in 1960 and for this film, she was absolutely sublime.

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