Urbanist Hanoi

BackArts & Culture » [Photos] Photographer Highlights Tokyo’s Surrealistic Neon-Lit Nightscape

[Photos] Photographer Highlights Tokyo’s Surrealistic Neon-Lit Nightscape

The first time Liam Wong visited Tokyo, he was captivated by the buzzing energy of the Japanese capital. Enamored of its crowded streets and lively nightlife, Wong returned to Tokyo for a second trip, this time with a DSLR in hand.

What followed was, according to Bored Panda, a revelatory experience for the budding photographer.

“One night it rained and the city came to life,” Wong writes on the site. “I got lost in the beauty of Tokyo at night. I was fascinated by how the city lit up and I just kept taking picture after picture. It was like being inside Gaspar Noé’s film Enter The Void or living in the cyberpunk world that Syd Mead had created in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.”

The images below, snapped by Wong during his Tokyo visit, feature a surreal, almost eerie city at night, one that would not be out of place in a video game or futuristic world. Have a look below:

[Photos via Bored Panda]


Related Articles:

- Urbanist Getaways: Finding Tranquility on Japan’s Shonan Coastline

- [Photos] Japanese Taxi Driver Captures Yokohama's Nightscapes in Haunting Double Exposure Photos

[Photos] The Discomfort of a Rush Hour Ride on Tokyo's Metro


Related Articles

in Arts & Culture

'Napalm Girl' Kim Phuc Awarded International Peace Prize in Germany

Nearly 50 years after the iconic photo of her running from a bombing raid was taken, Phan Thi Kim Phuc has earned Germany's Dresden award for her support of UNESCO and children wounded in war.

in Arts & Culture

New Digital Typeface L'Hanoienne Preserves Classic Hanoi Hand-Painted Fonts

Hanoi streets' handprinted signs haven't been replaced with neon like in other Asian metropolises, yet; but when they are, their traditional lettering will not be lost forever.

in Arts & Culture

Nguyen Van Thong, Who Captured Thich Quang Duc’s Self-Immolation, Dies at 94

Although American photojournalist Malcolm Browne is famous for his photos capturing the historical moment in 1963, Browne wasn’t the only one at the scene with a camera.

in Arts & Culture

Vans x Van Gogh Museum Collection Will Also Be Available in Vietnam

Some of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh’s most iconic works have been turned into everyday apparel.

in Arts & Culture

Vietnamese Photographer Nets 2nd Place in Drone Photo Contest

Vietnamese photographer Pham Trung Thanh captured the exact moment the net of an anchovies fisherman's boat hovered atop the surface in Tuy Hoa, like a petal blooming across the dark water.

in Arts & Culture

[Illustrations] 10 Endangered Species of the World as Illustrated by a Chinese Designer

In the decade of millennials, putting endangered species on hip T-shirts might be one of the best ways to raise awareness of biodiversity.