Gui Martinez x Powered By Tokyo: A Short Film and Photo Essay
Artists all possess a unique spirit that separates them in some way from the rest of us. An unwavering compulsion to contribute something of substance to this world, to leave a footprint and a legacy that will outlive their time here. This spirit needs to be fed and nourished. The modern artist’s integrity is constantly being threatened as they balance their commercial endeavors with their personal pursuits.
This is a fascinating dynamic, one that Powered By Tokyo decided to explore along with fashion, art, and lifestyle photographer Gui Martinez, and filmmaker Jeremy Rubier. What ensued is an intimate and visual character study of spiritual and artistic balance through moving and still images. The short film created will be screened alongside a curated selection of images that Martinez took during the filming from Tokyo to Izu and back on his motorcycle.
To see more of his work, check out his Instagram at @guimartinez