Hyper-Saturated Photos of Tokyo Give a Candy-Colored Tint to the Bustling Cityscape

People Walking in Tokyo

With Lost in Translation, photographer Ludwig Favre takes a look at Tokyo and captures the spirit of the city with his unique visual style. Brilliant pops of color shine through in these ultra-saturated images, which give an already vibrant city an extra jolt of energy. By day and by night Favre immersed himself in the urban environment, using his camera to document Tokyo's cityscape. The results are a contemporary look at life in the Japanese capital.

Tokyo is already a city filled with vibrant hues, but Favre managed to render it even more memorable thanks to his creative vision. Bright white contrasts with the orange, red, and aquamarine colors that fill his photographs. Some sites, like Tokyo Tower, are instantly recognizable while other images show quiet, anonymous corners of the city. In all of the pictures, Tokyo's architecture takes center stage and becomes the protagonist in this tale of the city.

While the architecture reigns supreme, Favre also wanted to take care to balance a human presence in the photographs. It was important that people were at the heart of the compositions, if possible. In doing so, he successfully demonstrates the small spaces carved out for humans in this overcrowded city.

Ultimately, the French photographer wanted to shine a new light on both the traditional and modern elements of Tokyo. By using such saturated colors, he is able to unite these elements and put his own visual mark on an often-photographed urban environment. If this vision intrigues you, Favre sells fine art prints—including many of Tokyo—via his webshop.

These hyper-saturated photos of Tokyo give a new vision of Japan's capital.

Tokyo Skyline by Ludwig Favre

Photo of Tokyo by Ludwig Favre

Photo of Tokyo by Ludwig Favre

Tokyo by Ludwig Favre

Yellow Subway in Tokyo

People Walking in Tokyo During the Day

Ludwig Favre Photography of Tokyo

Tall Apartment Building in Tokyo

Temple in Tokyo

Tokyo Travel Photography

Temple in Tokyo

Tokyo at Night

Nightime in Tokyo

Tourist Bus in Tokyo at Night

Night Photography in Tokyo

Night Photography in Tokyo

Ludwig Favre: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Behance

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Ludwig Favre.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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