Nights full of neon signs obscured by freezing rain evoke a film noir philosophy. Photographer, designer and creator Omi Kim captures the night city and turns ordinary sights into extraordinary visions. The Osaka, Japan-based designer specializes in street photography, portraiture, and graphic composites that push the boundaries of reality.

Kim, who is called Omi on Instagram, makes series based on what he encounters in his photography. The moody, colorful lights of Osaka’s cafes and streetlights are reflected in the damp streets. Scooters in motion are blurry in motion while the numbers seem largely anonymous. While her street photography beautifully captures reality, Omi takes her work to the next level with Photoshop.

In some images, the photographer uses Photoshop to isolate an Osaka building on a moon-like surface. These isolated structures then receive unique visitors, such as astronaut-like figures and shoppers carrying umbrellas. For other images, Omi composes his urban landscapes with thoughtful portraits that merge the city and the individual.

The designer’s talents, however, extend beyond photography and moody streetscapes. Omi is also a skilled leatherworker and creates bespoke bags and shoes for his crambox brand.

Scroll down to see Omi’s fantastic cityscapes, then follow his photographs and crafts on Instagram and website.

Osaka, Japan-based photographer Omi Kim uses photography and Photoshop to create stunning, fantastic cityscapes.

Omi Kim's Osaka, Japan Nocturnal landscapes with neon lights and rain

It uses neon lights, reflections on wet sidewalks and motion blur.

Omi Kim's Osaka, Japan Nocturnal landscapes with neon lights and rain

Omi also uses Photoshop to compose cityscapes with portraits.

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