"In his own words, Shinya Kimura is a motorcycle mechanic. To the rest of the world, Shinya is an artist, building kinetic sculptures that are and very labor intensive, one-of-a-kind, and ultimately utilitarian. Raised in Tokyo, he moved to LA about a decade ago to actually escape his growing fame and to quietly go on with his life as a mechanic. Acclaim has annoyingly still followed him. His bikes are tough, perfectly made machines that are thrilling to ride. In this film, Danielle explores briefly why motorcycles and what makes the work compelling for Shinya, and the feeling he gets while riding. The film is a supplement to the third issue of On Paper Magazine."
Dir by Danielle Levitt
photos - http://daniellelevitt.com/galleries/378-on_paper_shinya_kimura
For the last two years I have been taking still photographs for a personal project entitled 'It's Better In The Wind,' all the while collecting video footage from each ride as we traveled around the Western United States together.
I have been slowly editing the footage into a visual scrapbook of sorts for those who partook, and those who followed us via the web. No preaching the triumphs and failures of the motorcycle industry, no divisive commentary between manufacturers and styles...just a collection of imagery that will hopefully inspire more people to take to the road and discover what there is outside of our respective communities.
Chuck Ragan was kind enough to collaborate with me to write an original soundtrack for the film, to give me some anthemic tunes to edit with, and I can't thank him enough for the kind gesture towards a fellow traveler.
Please, enjoy the film, everybody who took part in it is family, we are all grateful for your support these past two years while we tried to build a concept around the positive nature of motorcycling.
Short documentary shot on super 16mm relating the hopes and desires of those who go for a motorcycle road trip.
A film by Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson
Directed by Clement Beauvais
Produced by Arthur de Kersauson
Written by Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson
Dop Zack Spiger
Editing Clement Beauvais
A Moonwalk films Production
With the support of Edwin.
Picture and Blog: Hysteric Studio
Photographer Donald van der Putten
Making off Thomas Chedeville