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.