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Naohiro Yako is a Japan-based photographer, illustrator, and director who has gained notoriety recently in Instagram with his urban landscapes.

Yako is especially good at shooting at night; his photos look bright and saturated – and filled with neon sign lights. This is an eye-catching view that instantly underscores up the loneliness of the night. Yako especially likes to take photos in the rainy nights, as the halo reflected from the ground additionally decreases sharpness and makes his shots softer.

Yako’s latest impressive series captures the night scenery of the cities of Tokyo and Osaka in the rain, with the crowds roaming among the high-rise buildings and surrounded by the neon lights. He heavily retouches the urban night scenes to make the colors more vibrant, and from different angles and color adjustments, the city streets achieve an almost cinematic glow.

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