Interesting Look: Tokyo at Night by Masashi Wakui


Japan’s capital city is one of the largest and most exciting cities in the world. It is a Mecca for photographers, who have a preference for shooting street, architecture and cityscapes.

One photographer whose images stand out from the masses is Masashi Wakui, a photographer based in Tokyo. He photographs only at night and mostly in backstreets. Afterwards he processes his photos, in order to make them look like tinged, oversaturated scenes form Japanese anime.


© Masashi Wakui

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© Masashi Wakui

The specific look of his images comes over big in the Flickr community. One of his meanwhile more than 40,000 followers has even tried to replicate the look in Lightroom and has shared his workflow over at The result is not quite the same, but it’s appealing nonetheless.

You can find more of Masashi Wakui’s images on Flickr.

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