DoP: Bryant Swanstrom
Sony F55 and Kowa Anamorphic
Tokyo is a place where I find comfort in being uncomfortable. Being surrounded by a culture I don't quite understand. Figuring it out has become an obsession of mine. At times it can get a little overwhelming so it is nice to get away from it all.... Come in Bar Tram, a comfortable, quiet and beautiful cocktail bar near Ebisu Station. A place where ex-pats and locals come to enjoy amazing cocktails created by the master mixologists.
Mezcal, my current obsession. After finding an unexpectedly excellent cocktail bar just a block from Time Square(The Rum House.) The bartender sent me on a journey through different parts of New York. One of the places was a little Tequila/Mezcal Bar and Restaurant called La Contenta a few blocks off the beaten path in the East Village.
Alex, the bartender I met there made me this killer Mezcal concoction and then introduced me to the whole staff. Definitely a memorable night.
My first Brooklyn was made by one of my favorite bartenders in LA. Derek made it for me the first time I came into General Lee's. I was really into mixing drinks at home during that period of my life and he saw that interest. I told him what I liked and asked what he thought might be a twist I haven't tried.
Watching the sunrise over the warm, salty ocean. Wondering where you might be next. Maybe the breeze will feel the same.
That moment you wish lingered forever. The one you always miss. The moment seems to speak to me when I need it.