I love going out at night to take a couple of pictures. Just walking around in the neighborhood, taking in the neon lights, trying to capture the busy streets at night. When people are on their way home from work, quickly picking something up for dinner or buying that video game which just released that day. Everything just feels so much more intimate at night.
Masashi Wakui has a knack for the night life and really knows how to capture the vibrant colors of Tokyo’s city lights. Make sure to check his flickr with tons of beautiful shots like this. Many mentioned Akira or the Ghibli films which came to mind looking at Wakui’s pictures but I think the cinematography by Christopher Doyle is a much more fitting description.
When I started to get really into film the works by Wong Kar-Wai were some of the most impressive for me. Not because of his great story telling abilities but the beautifully captured nightlife by Christopher Doyle.
All pictures copyright by Masashi Wakui