photographer steve roe currently lives in seoul, a city which has served as the main influence for his cyberpunk photography and vaporwave aesthetic. living in asia has inspired him to seek out the major cities across asia that best offer this dystopic neon aesthetic. ultimately, the trip evolved to become a curated route of tokyo to hong kong to macau, back to hong kong and then the return to seoul. the trip influenced an aesthetic of neon lighting and alleyways, inspiring new ideas and themes into his work.

steve roe vaporwave cyberpunk photography
all images by steve roe

 

 

steve roe makes use of a fractal light prism which enables a kaleidoscopic effect, exaggerating the effect of a setting already saturated with neon signage. this offers the viewer a holographic neon illusion as seen in the TV series ‘altered carbon’ or the film ‘blade runner.’ the visual ties to the aesthetic of these dystopic worlds further transports contemporary urban streets and alleyways of tokyo, hong kong and macau into the future.

steve roe vaporwave cyberpunk photography steve roe vaporwave cyberpunk photography steve roe vaporwave cyberpunk photography steve roe vaporwave cyberpunk photography steve roe vaporwave cyberpunk photography steve roe vaporwave cyberpunk photography steve roe vaporwave cyberpunk photography steve roe vaporwave cyberpunk photography steve roe vaporwave cyberpunk photography steve roe vaporwave cyberpunk photography steve roe vaporwave cyberpunk photography steve roe vaporwave cyberpunk photography steve roe vaporwave cyberpunk photography steve roe vaporwave cyberpunk photography

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    art news