Under the neon glow

London gallery “God’s Own Junkyard” is filled with hundreds of bright neon artworks and kitsch memorabilia that shine a light on the luminescent craft. (Reuters)

Photography by Russell Boyce/Reuters

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Neon signs that read

Neon signs that read ‘Off Your Skulls’, ‘Back Street Love’, ‘Soho Revue Bar’, ‘Beer Girls Porn’ and ‘Stateside’ are exhibited in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, March 31, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

A newly design neon sign artwork

A newly design neon sign artwork is tested for color on a bench in the workshop for God’s Own Junkyard in Rainham, east London, Britain, May 17, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

A newly bent section of neon tube

A newly bent section of neon tube is placed against the original design drawings in God’s Own Junkyard workshop in Rainham, east London, Britain, May 17, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

Distilled ball of mercury

A triple distilled ball of mercury is seen in a glass tube as neon tubes are made in God’s Own Junkyard workshop in Rainham, east London, Britain, May 17, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

Thrills

A neon sign that reads ‘Thrills’ is exhibited in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, March 31, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

I love you

A neon sign that reads ‘I love you’ forms part of an artwork exhibited in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

‘Box Office’ and Crystal Pool’

Neon signs that reads ‘Box Office’ and Crystal Pool’ form part of an artwork exhibited in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

A neon sign that reads ‘Fetish’

A neon sign that reads ‘Fetish’ forms part of an artwork exhibited in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

Vacuuming out neon tubes

Neon Bender, Nick Ellwood uses a pump to vacuum out neon tubes to remove impurities in God’s Own Junkyard workshop in Rainham, east London, Britain, May 17, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

Sweet Like Chocolate

A neon sign that reads ‘Sweet Like Chocolate’ is exhibited in God’s Own Junkyard gallery, cafe and workshop in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

God’s Own Junkyard gallery

Neon artwork is exhibited in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, March 31, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

Neon Bender Nick Ellwood heats glass tubes

Neon Bender Nick Ellwood heats glass tubes to bend them to shape as he makes neon artworks in God’s Own Junkyard workshop in Rainham, east London, Britain, May 17, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

A couple laugh as they cuddle on a sofa

A couple laugh as they cuddle on a sofa looking at the neon signs and artworks in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, March 31, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

Visitors look at the neon signs

Visitors look at the neon signs and artworks in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, March 31, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

People pose as they take pictures in front of neon lights

People pose as they take pictures of each other in front of neon lights and artworks in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, March 31, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

Tourists take selfies

Tourists pose for pictures as they take selfies inferno of the neon signs in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

People take pictures of neon signs

People take pictures of neon signs and artworks in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

Jon Blake, curator of Gods Own Junkyard

Jon Blake, curator of Gods Own Junkyard and family friend to third generation neon light artist Marcus Bracey sits with some of the exhibits at God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

God’s Own Junkyard gallery entrance

Neon signs are seen at the entrance to God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain at dusk, May 13, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

A woman takes a picture of neon signs

A woman takes a picture of neon signs while sitting on a sofa in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

Beer, Girls, Porn

A neon sign that reads ‘Beer, Girls, Porn’ is reflected in an old Police Box in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

Neon light artist Marcus Bracey poses for a portrait

Third generation neon light artist Marcus Bracey poses for a portrait picture in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe where he exhibits and sells his work in London, Britain, May 18, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

A neon sign that reads ‘The Dogs Bollocks’

A neon sign that reads ‘The Dogs Bollocks’ forms part of an artwork exhibited in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

A neon sign that reads ‘BOOM’

A neon sign that reads ‘BOOM forms part of an artwork exhibited in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

A neon light that reads ‘EATS’

A neon light that reads ‘EATS’ forms part of an artwork exhibited in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

A neon light in the shape of a motorcycle

A neon light in the shape of a motorcycle forms part of an artwork exhibited in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

A neon sign that reads ‘Amour’

A neon sign that reads ‘Amour’ (Love) forms part of an artwork exhibited in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

A gun neon light

A neon light in the shape of a gun forms part of an artwork exhibited in God’s Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, May 13, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

Neon Bender Nick Ellwood blows into glass tubes

Neon Bender Nick Ellwood blows into glass tubes to maintain their shape as he bends them while making neon artworks in God’s Own Junkyard workshop in Rainham in God’s Own Junkyard in London, Britain, May 17, 2017. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

The control panel for the pump

The control panel for the pump that is used for creating the vacuum and filling glass tubes with the correct gasses needed to create the different colours in neon artworks is seen in God’s Own Junkyard workshop in Rainham, east London, Britain, May 17, 2017. The neon pump is over 30 years old. (Photo: Russell Boyce/Reuters)

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