“Neon Noir”: What Japanese Cities Look Like at Night

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Do you like the style of Blade Runner? Fascinating with neon city lights? Then you will definitely like the bright photo series of the German photographer Christian Kneise called Neon Noir!

Christian Kneise is a commercial photographer based in Leipzig who has been able to combine his two hobbies – photography and travel – and build on them a successful career.

The main object of Christian’s work is inaccessible areas, where local residents use only what the environment allows them. And the main theme of the pictures is the question – where is the line between man and nature?

However, among the series of the photographer there are also those that tell about the close connection between man and his creation – the metropolis. A series of works called Neon Noir or “Black Neon” differs from the main photographs of Christian in color and motive.

“I consider this series as an experiment. I love my dystopian character in these works. The spirit of a kind of urban retro-futurism in the style of Blade Runner (editor’s note: “Blade Runner” – a cult dystopian film in 1982) “- the photographer shares”.

The series captures Japanese cities at night in neon lighting. There is no place for tranquility, because even a city shrouded in darkness does not sleep and lives its own special life.

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