Through ‘Tokyo Murmurings’, the nightime photographic series captured by New York-based Franck Bohbot, we discover that Tokyo rests, but never sleeps.
In profiling the Japanese capitals streets, bars, shops and discotheques at night, Bohbot says that he discovered the city’s ‘whispers, its secret passages’ and became immersed in ‘oversized typography and images of childhood heroes decorating vertiginous walls’. In his own words, the images act as ‘an insomniac dive into the subconscious of an entire city’.
Free from congestion and foot traffic, the aesthetic makeup of usually bustling areas of Tokyo is laid-bare. Bohbot’s intimate but unobtrusive sensibility documents the architecture of Tokyo in brilliant detail and we find that the megalopolis rests under an endlessly alluring neon-lit, pastel glow.