Liam Wong: TO:KY:OO (Paperback)
Photographer Liam Wong’s celebrated monograph, now in paperback, explores a cyberpunk-inspired vision of nocturnal Tokyo.
Featuring evocative and stunning color photographs of contemporary Tokyo, this book brings together the images of an exciting new photographic talent, Liam Wong. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, Wong studied computer arts in college and, by the time he was twenty-five, was living in Canada and working as a director at one of the world’s leading video-game companies. His job took him to Tokyo for the first time, where he discovered the ethereality of floating worlds and the lurid allure of Tokyo’s nocturnal scenes. “I got lost in the beauty of Tokyo at night,” he explains.
A testament to the deep art of color composition, TO:KY:OO, now in paperback, brings together a refined body of images that are evocative, timeless, and completely transporting. This volume also features Wong’s creative and technical processes, including identifying the right scene, capturing the essence of a moment, and methods to enhance color values—insights that are invaluable to admirers and photography students alike.
About the Author
Liam Wong is an award-winning art director, based in Japan. A graphic designer, game developer, and photographer, he is best known for defining, designing, and directing visual identities and was listed as one of Forbes magazine’s influential 30 Under 30.
Unique . . . disrupts the traditional
photobook paradigm . . . an excellent
addition to the photographic essays
surveying Japan’s capital.
— PhotoBook Journal