A Japanese photographer has produced a series of fascinating series of images where the camera captures the lights in night to draw beautiful and captivating human silhouettes in the city of Chicago. Discover now these portraits having both fantastic and impressive beauty.
Satoki Nagata is a Japanese photographer living in Chicago who came to prominence with his project Lights in Chicago. This project consists of a series of spectacular and strange photographs where human figures appear as almost transparent in a “rain of light”. This collection of photographs of people walking in the streets of Chicago almost took two and a half years to complete.
This effect was achieved by backlighting his subjects using a remotely triggered off camera flash, a technique that the artist continues to improve. Originally, he is a Japanese scientist who came to the United States to work as scientist after receiving Ph.D. in neuroscience from his country. In America, he discovered a passion for photography and finally decided to embark on a career as an artist without a formal degree in this field.
In an interview for Leica Camera Blog , he explains: “I started taking pictures in the street, but soon after I realized that what interested me most was the individual human photography. So, I took photographs of people in the street and my style has gradually evolved. When I get in a closer and intimate with people, the images I took were different from those I had taken before from a distance. My photography is geared more towards a documentary style.”
These pictures are really exciting. Satoki Nagata’s photographs are mysterious and wonderful at the same time. How do you feel about these amazing portraits?