I talked a bit about my want to show more of a “bad boy” nature that is associated with drifting, a sort of asbo lifestyle. But im struggling to show personality and emotion when im also trying to protect the identities of the drivers. Its becoming bit of a struggle and i find myself questioning what is more important, the ability to see faces or the ambiguity and mystery when the face is blured.
The Japanese gangs, notoriously known as Bosozoku are a big influence on drifters and the youth of Japan when the sport of drifting was growing and getting more popular. Bosozoku’s would ride around at night on their modified bikes making noise, waking people up and being a general menace to society. They would disrupt people, be an annoyance and control the streets for periods of time. Why? All to show rebellion and to go against the system. The Bosozokus were individuals who were unhappy with the state of Japan, the government and the oppression they face every day. Drifting and being antisocial is a way to escape the real world and to feel part of something in a developing country like Japan.
Photos from: http://www.trolleybooks.com/bookSingle.php?bookId=31
This is a video by Bandana Boy which shows a part of the UK’s street drifting bad boy style nature menacing the streets and having fun. It is pretty much the video version of what I want to do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pUNF5hoyLk