DERIVE is a photography project by Tokyo Art Director Cody Ellingham.
DERIVE means to drift through the city, it is about wandering. The project explores the neon nights of Tokyo, the world’s first cyberpunk city.
I explore looking for new angles to see the world and use long-exposure photography to capture a range of light and shadow. I use post-production tools to create an eerie otherworld where highways turn into rivers of light and buildings become distant monoliths.
The project has been featured globally in Hong Kong, France, and Spain and the first DERIVE exhibition was held in Tokyo in March 2017.