Belgian Photographer Xavier Portela Captures Asian Cities Bathed In A Neon Pink Glow
Xavier Portela is a Belgian-Portuguese filmmaker and photographer based in Brussels, Belgian who has gained momentum for capturing scenes worldwide.
His 2015 series Tokyo’s Glow gained the artist noticeable attention however, existing as an expansive series focused on the bustling metropolitan region of Tokyo characteristically bathed in a neon pink light. Within the series, viewers are taken through the city – primarily the neighborhoods of Shibuya and Shinjuku – where they’re exposed to regionally iconic access points such as the Shibuya crossing — the largest crosswalk in the world — Akihabara’s Sega Building and Shinjuku’s famous Robot Restaurant. The photographer has since resurfaced with a new project on the horizon.
Today, I share his photographs from Bangkok. He takes us in the streets of the Thai at night. Artist caught the night life in the city in the streets but also from the skyscrapers.