Artist Alex Lee Captures His Hometown in Slo-Mo

By: Susan Keefe - Published: Sep 21, 2011 • References: vimeo & adverblog
Brooklyn-based artist Alex Lee pays tribute to his hometown Tokyo in this carefully distressed, slow-motion flick showcasing the densely populated city. This 3-minute video displays the finer details of Japan's largest city. Each frame is captured with affection and the post-production effects are tastefully applied, with restrained use of solar flares and image etching.

Alex Lee unpretentiously calls himself, "Just a kid in the city with a camera," but this piece elevates him well beyond that. The video is methodically planned out. The cuts are well timed, yet unexpected and the music choice (Flying Lotus ft. Tom Yorke - And the World Laughs With You) is spot on. His use of slow motion suggests he is savoring these familiar and comforting cityscapes; capturing each detail with loving care. Alex Lee's vision of Tokyo inspires nostalgia in his viewers, even if they've never seen the incredible city for themselves. Stats for Tranquil Tokyo Tributes Trending: Older & Chilly
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