Among his recent projects, there are some series of photos taken at night, in cold weather, in the streets of big cities like Chicago and Paris. Nagata's photos are created with several layers, making the people portrayed there to look like translucid shadows or silhouettes, a beautiful effect created putting the flash pointing to the camera and placing the subject between these, using a slow shutter speed.
The result, that Satoki Nagata shows in his series Lights in Paris and Ligths in Chicago, are intimate photos that makes the people to look like apparitions or entities among the nocturnal cold city lights, something that makes me feel nostalgic and a little bit melancholic, looking a beautiful moment captured and frozen in time.
Appreciate the beautiful and surreal photography of city lights at night by Satoki Nagata:
Ligths in Chicago
Ligths in Paris
Images from Satoki Nagata's website. Indicated by O que vem à rede.