Tokyo by Night - PhMuseum

Tokyo by Night

Vincent Dupont-Blackshaw

2019

Tokyo, Japan

I look for moments that are quietly unique. Often an isolated thing or person in an environment that on first glance is ordinary but on second glance tells a subtle story. Light plays an essential part of how I see that story being told, creating a mood and provoking feeling in each image. As a travel photographer, I strive to catch the essence of the place I am in at that exact time. My role is to tell a story of that place for people to connect with.

The best time to walk around a city is sometimes at night.

After dark, Tokyo lights up and reveals new features. The soft glow of neon lights, the empty pedestrian streets, the night markets, the subtle pastel shades against the dark night, the almost complete blackness of the buildings. The shades of light transform the city into something much more.

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  • Pastel Shades.
    The soft glow of neon lights on this empty pedestrian street in Tokyo quietly invites attention. The subtle pastel shades against the dark night bring warmth. The almost complete blackness of the buildings enhance the lighting perfectly. The shades of light transform this side street into something much more.

  • Night Seller.
    Bustling grocery sore lights up the street after dark for locals residents to shop.

  • Vending Machines

  • Pachinko (vertical pinball-like slot machines) is a huge phenomenon in Japan. Each year, Japanese gamblers spend $200 billion (30 times the annual gambling revenue of Las Vegas)

  • Ferry Terminal

  • Last man standing.
    A man takes a call in a back street of Tokyo, next to the subway.

  • Bicycle parking

  • Neon lights up the street after dark in Tokyo.


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