A Tokyo Retrospective


The original exploration of Tokyo's rain-soaked neon nights.

Following in the visual precedent set by Syd Meade and Blade Runner, Cody Ellingham’s DERIVE TOKYO series lifted the lid on a new way of looking at Japan’s biggest city. Through the lens of the old and new, Cody Ellingham seeks out both retro-futurism and cyberpunk aesthetics in this captivating series of photography.

DERIVE TOKYO was captured through a process of wandering and urban exploration that Cody first developed in 2016. Going out late into the night after relocating to Japan, Cody began to discover a new kind of city that emerged after dark.


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