Liam Wong
TO:KY:OO

A photographic, cyberpunk-inspired exploration of nocturnal Tokyo

  • £35.00

This publication was fully funded on Volume and will ship in Q4 2019

Liam Wong TO:KY:OO £35.00

About
‘Photography has taken me out of my comfort zone, led me around the world, connected me with people, opportunities and helped unlock creativity within me that I never knew existed,’ so describes one of the youngest ever videogame art director’s new-found passion. Born in Edinburgh, educated in computer arts at Dundee’s University of Abertay (a cauldron of videogame talent), transplanted to Canada to work at Ubisoft at the age of 25, Liam Wong was always destined to produce eye-catching work of substance and originality. His videogame work took him for the first time to Tokyo, where he discovered the ethereality of floating worlds and lurid allure of its nocturnal scenes. ‘I got lost in the beauty of Tokyo at night,’ he explains.

A testament to the deep art of colour composition, this publication – art directed by Wong himself and produced to the highest printing standard – brings together a complete and refined body of images that are evocative, timeless and completely transporting. TO:KY:OO also features a section that reveals the creative and technical process of Wong’s method, from identifying the right scene to composition, from capturing the essence of a moment to enhancing colour values and deepening an image’s impact – insights are invaluable to admirers and photography enthusiasts alike.

Specifications
256 pages
280 x 220 mm
Hardcover
Two panoramic gatefolds
Printing in 7 colours

Meet the author

Liam Wong is an award-winning art director, currently based in Japan. Graphic Designer, Game Developer and Photographer, he is best known for defining, designing and directing visual identities and was listed as one of Forbes magazine’s influential 30 under 30.