Davide Sasso's seductive ‘video game inspired’ photographs of a neon-lit Tokyo at night
In his series, Tokyo Dream Distance, Davide Sasso wandered the streets of Tokyo at night, capturing the neon-lit streets, reflected in the rain.
Inspired by his favourite films – Blade Runner, Akira and Enter the Void – as well as video games like Final Fantasy VII and Snatcher, these photographs are seductive, nostalgic yet manage to capture the modern vibrancy of the world's largest city.
"The thing that has always fascinated me is that the people behind my favourite films and videogames have created wonderful 'worlds' that will continue to exist forever in our imagination, thus inspiring other artists," Davide tells Creative Boom. "Through my series, I tried to do this, but I still have a long way to go and so many things to learn."
Shooting with a Nikon D3300 and a Tamron 24-70mm, Davide's photographs were the result of a brief visit to Japan in 2018. "I simply took pictures as and when I liked. I didn't have a tour guide or a local expert. I just walked around with my camera. This was a conscious decision because it allowed me to also wander through non-tourist spots, allowing me to see Japan from another point of view."