One of the most distinct features of large Asian cities are the hundreds of neon lights that fill up the streets from the moment darkness hits.
London-based photographer Marcus Wendt discovered this stunning, manmade phenomenon during a bout of jetlag induced insomnia. While wandering/sleep-walking through the streets of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Seoul, he just couldn’t get enough of the mesmerising neon vibrancy of it all.
Using this as inspiration, he created a stunning photo series called ‘Ultraviolet Break of Day’. Here’s what he had to say about it, as well as a selection of images from the collection:
Plunged into a foreign dark, I found a new way of seeing, strange and alien. Synthetic light creeps into my eyes, the air thick with colours shifting and angles unbending. In the midst of the night, a new day begins.
What a stunning set – it’s proof that you don’t only need to be in nature to discover awe-inspiring beauty. You can find out more about this collection, HERE.
For more of the same, check this photo series that captures the diverse and fast-paced street life in Hong Kong.