The Tokyo City Series Gets a Cartoon-Like Atmosphere with Pink Hues

By: Erica Francis - Aug 10, 2016
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Brussels-based photographer Xavier Portella brings an intriguing perspective of Tokyo city through his series 'Tokyo Glow.' His photos literally show Tokyo in a new light with the artist's use of exaggerated red tints, high contrasts and intense saturation -- each shot has a vibrant pink glow to it. Taking to the streets, Portella captured the essence of the Japanese city through its neon lights and flashing digital signs that have become synonymous with Tokyo city.

When looking at the Tokyo Glow collection, one can't help but feel like they're looking at a cartoon-like scene. It seems that Portella hit the mark with his goal when he stated that he wanted his images to "look like they were straight out of manga." This captivating curation of shots would resonate with any traveler who has visited or hopes to visit the electric city.

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