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Nihon Noir by Tom Blachford

Nihon Noir by Tom Blachford
Nihon Noir by Tom Blachford
Nihon Noir by Tom Blachford

Photographer Tom Blachford’s latest series of evocative photographs, Nihon Noir, explores Tokyo’s brutalist architecture after dark, in all of its glowing, sci-fi glory. The name Nihon Noir is a nod to the Neon Noir film genre that includes the specific aesthetically-driven films such as Blade Runner and the work of Nicolas Winding-Refn (Drive, The Neon Demon, Only God Forgives), “Nihon” (pronounced Nee-Honn) referring to Japan as a nation. 

The series commenced with the work of modernist architect Kenzo Tange, and extends to other buildings that embody his Metabolist philosophy, which intends to combine brutalism with the principles of organic growth. Though the images are devoid of faces, they imply a mysterious life energy, and while the buildings may be old, when so distinctively captured in this parallel universe, they read as futuristic.

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