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. IIt’s an enchanting look that inspires just about anyone walking on the streets at night. All the neon business signs merge to give out a very unique glow. It’s one of the things you just have to see when you go to an Asian country.–
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.