Sean Foley is an Australian photographer based in Hong Kong, whose work is inspired by dystopian themes and the cyberpunk genre.
His photos explore urban life in Hong Kong at night.
Foley told HKFP: “I’ve always loved movies and literature set in futuristic, dystopian worlds, but it has only been in the last six months or so that I have been putting creative energy towards the aesthetic.”
“I started taking photography more seriously earlier this year and have been putting a lot of effort into my post-processing.”
“Being in Hong Kong, I am constantly surrounded by surreal streets filled with neon lights and unique architecture.”
After World War II, neon signs became popularised in Hong Kong owing to their eye-catching glow and long luminous qualities.
With the advent of cheaper and more energy efficient LED lights, neon signs have been disappearing from Hong Kong’s skyline.
But the signs can still be seen lighting up Hong Kong’s tight streets with their fluorescent glow.
Foley said that his favourite time to shoot is at night.
“I feel like the city and streets come alive at night and there is nothing I love more than wandering the streets with my camera looking for interesting scenes and people,” he told HKFP.
Many of his shots are reminiscent of the 1982 neon-noir science fiction film Blade Runner.