Artist Spotlight: Sasaki Makoto / by Deborah Clague

I came across the work of Japanese photographer Sasaki Makoto a few years ago via a link on a design website. His Tokyo Layers series enchanted me; the brilliant swaths of light he captured via long, moving exposure reminded me of the frenetic tangible energy I experienced while walking the streets of the modern, imposing metropolis. It is abstract, yet completely figurative of the technicolour playground that the city becomes as the sun sets. 

Makoto has expanded on his Layers series to include other cities. Check out his work by clicking here. 

Tokyo Layers no.6

Tokyo Layers no.21

Shanghai Layers no.12

Shanghai Layers no.17