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Belgo-Portuguese photographer Xavier Portela has just released a gorgeous collection of images based on the vibrant activity, noise, and colour of Tokyo nightlife.

Drenched in a vivid pink hue, Portela’s latest collection depicts the megacity in a swathe of colours which are contradictory to the traditional notion of urban dullness.

Inspired by the rich imagery of Japanese animation, Portela says he wanted the images to “look like they were straight out of a manga”. It’s not surprising then that the Brussels-based artist would choose to name the collection Tokyo’s Glow.

The above images are just part of a larger collection which you can see here.

To see more of Portela’s work, visit his official website here.

  • Images: Xavier Portela
  • Words: Vincent Dwyer

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