Long Exposure Photos of Tokyo at Night

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all photos courtesy Noisy Paradise

By day, Tokyo is a powerhouse of pulsating energy, fueled by a cellular system of multiple city centers, each the national capital of something. But by night, two distinct faces emerge: those who choose to sleep and those who choose not to. Tokyo-based photographer Noisy Paradise falls into the latter category, but where he points his lense – for extended periods at a time – is a deafeningly quiet Tokyo.

From Shinagawa and Shibuya to a shrine in Yoyogi, the photographer manages to capture long-exposure photos of a seemingly post-apocalyptic Tokyo; one in which the entire 13 million population has evacuated. I love the shadows and shapes that come to life at night in Tokyo. It’s a scene not always perceivable to the naked eye, even if it’s awake.

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2 Comments

  1. I love these – gorgeous! We used to live very near TY Harbor in the second photo.

  2. This is amazing, thanks so much for posting.

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