If you’ve visited (or live) in Tokyo, you know just how futuristic and expressive the architecture can be. It’s one of the world’s biggest cities, and one that fully has embraced the future, whether that future is one of expression and industry, or of pure form. Either way, photographer Tom Blachford has done an excellent job showcasing that future, in a style that feels at home in the Blade Runner series. Blade Runner, the seminal film of the 1980s showcases a futuristic Los Angeles, dominated with enormous megastructures, buildings that felt more like systems than they did simply structures. Blachford’s series is entitled Nihon Noir, and we feel it’s a great representation of Neo-futuristic style. Via Dezeen:
A huge structure feeling very much like a set piece of Blade Runner
A capsule hotel in Tokyo that would look as in place in 2049 as it would today.
The color and style of the photographs, taken at night, possess a certain emotional futurism.
We love the futuristic form of this structure, which resembles the super pyramid of Blade Runner 2049.
An organic gold sculpture atop a rooftop in Tokyo’s Nihon district.