Image copyright Liam Wong Liam Wong is a graphic designer and game developer turned photographer who has captured the nocturnal world of Japan’s capital city, Tokyo.Wong’s pictures draw on his work as a video game designer and some of his own software techniques, creating an off-world vision of the city.”I want to take real moments…

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Liam Wong

Liam Wong is a graphic designer and sport developer turned photographer who has captured the nocturnal world of Japan’s capital metropolis, Tokyo.

Wong’s photos arrangement on his work as a on-line sport designer and some of his hang instrument tactics, increasing an off-world vision of the metropolis.

“I wish to take proper moments and transform them into something surreal, to procure the viewer query the fact depicted in every photo,” says Wong.

Alleyway in Tokyo with signs for restaurants

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Wong grew up in Edinburgh, playing video games sooner than studying his art at Abertay College in Dundee, where he made his first on-line sport in 2009 with some mates.

Some years later, whereas working on the sport A ways Shout 4 at the instrument home Ubisoft, he developed an hobby in pictures as he travelled to diversified events.

A car through the hole in a metal wall

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“I turned extreme about buildings, shapes, compositions and symmetry, and my preliminary visits to London and Paris made me an increasing selection of unsleeping of how every metropolis has a diversified feeling, most steadily dictated by the architecture,” says Wong.

Sooner than his first talk over with to Japan in 2014, Wong purchased a peculiar digicam and deliberate to explore the metropolis. But it used to be the next year when he discovered himself in Tokyo at some stage in the rain.

“The metropolis came to life,” says Wong.

Taxis

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“It took on a diversified persona. It used to be love being contained in the worlds created by Syd Mead and Ridley Scott in Blade Runner or Gaspar Noe in Enter the Void.”

Since then he has spent a pair of years taking pictures the streets of Tokyo at night, the outcomes now published in his first pictures book, TO:KY:OO.

A lantern

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Underground tunnel

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Self-Portrait in Midgar

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Rain at night

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Street scene

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Night train

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Women in kimonos

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All photos © Liam Wong. TO:KY:OO is published by Thames & Hudson.

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