Flake & Flames is a fantastic adventure through the Kustom Kulture movement around the globe seeking out the hottest Kustom Kulture spots in the United States (US) and Europe.
If you are new to Kustom Kulture, you will experience the overwhelming creativity that exists behind terms like Low Brow Art, Hot Rods, Customs, and Pinstriping. Those who are familiar with Kustom Kulture will drool in awe and get a privileged look into the private domain of the Kustom Kulture legends of our time.
Some of the world’s best car and motorcycle builders, tattoo artists, pinstripers, custom painters, and pin-up models share their tricks and experience. Artists dedicated to art forms that have traditionally been frowned upon by established society throughout history show you why nothing else can compare.
Producer: Jesper Bram
Executive Producer: Hell Yeah Beer
Director of Photography: Dirk Behlau
Directors: Jesper Bram & Dirk Behlau
Co-Director: Daniel Alban
Filmed by: Jesper Bram & Dirk Behlau
Edited by: Daniel Alban at Kong Gulerod Film
Soundtrack by: The Dynotones, Vince Ray And The Boneshakers, The Go Getters, Brutus, The Bonnevilles, Nitrogods, The Juke Joint Pimps, Troubled Three, Die Zorros, The Monsters and many more…
Region: REGION FREE
Format: Dual Layer DVD
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
"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."
We spent the day with Classified Moto in Richmond, Virginia as they made — start to finish — one of their recycled motorcycle parts lamps. Their main business is creating retro-cool custom bikes out of ugly duckling Japanese bikes from the '70s and '80s. But their killer lamp design was a surprise hit around the world. There's now a Classified Moto Lamp on every continent — except Antarctica.