Wandering The Future
The title of his series, DERIVE, means to ‘drift through the city’. Cody spends a lot of time wandering and exploring the aging skyscrapers and cityscapes of Tokyo, the world’s first cyberpunk city.
The work is informed by Showa-period literature; Kawabata’s stories of the old Tokyo before the war, Mishima’s visions of glamour and intrigue, and of course Otomo’s iconic Neo-Tokyo in the AKIRA series.
The colors of night inform the photography, with special emphasis on an otherwordly tone inspired by Terayama Shuji, Kabukicho neon lights, and the Fujifilm Velvia of yesteryear.