If you haven’t been to Tokyo, these photos can either transport you there, make you book a plane ticket, or both. Japanese photographer Masashi Wakui is the extremely talented – not to mention completely self-taught – genius behind these pictures.
As Wakui travels through the winding streets and alleyways of Shibuya, Shinjyuku, he captures the true essence of Tokyo. He’s made his home into the art it deserves to be, and he’s shared it with all of us.
Wakui uses high-performance compact cameras and then enhances the colors to create a truly spectacular view of the city. The colors are almost contrasting – the bright neons and the sepia building with the dark background. It’s all very easy to look at and aseptically pleasing.
Masashi is truly revealing that night time Tokyo is the best Tokyo.