Visually Pulsing Photos of Tokyo at Night Show the City Saturated in Neon Lights

Masashi Wakui Tokyo photos

Tokyo at night, washed in vibrant neon colors, is the inspiring subject of Masashi Wakui‘s stunning photographs. By focusing exclusively on the Japanese metropolis after dark, his work takes on a cinematic feel.

Using post-production color correction to coax even more hues out of the urban landscape, Wakui's newest images show him pushing the saturation even further. Electric blue and shocking fuchsia tones have crept into the photographs, giving his work an increasingly surreal vibe.

In Wakui's world, solitary figures stumble along the barren streets, magically lit by buzzing neon lights. They seem straight from a futuristic film or video game, walking along just waiting for the next big event to occur.

Masashi Wakui's vision of Tokyo at night is saturated with rich, vibrant colors.
Masashi Wakui Tokyo at night

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All images via Masashi Wakui.

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. 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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