Gabriella Achadinha Captures Contemplative Moments in a Bustling Japan

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With a knack for capturing the essence of a place, Gabriella Achadinha’s travel snaps are always a treat; she picks up on subtle nuances with a fresh eye. Recently she jetted off to travel through Japan and now that she’s back in her home of Cape Town Gabriella is sharing a new collection of 35mm photographs with us.

 

Similarly to her two-part series shot in Barcelona and Lisbon, this series explores spaces of quietude and people caught in moments of contemplation. She says: “From Shibuya to Shinjuku, Harajuku to Zoishi, the crowds create a claustrophobic environment with rushing faces and streamless sounds. The spaces that attracted me amidst such chaos were those in their pure stillness; a catching of breath and taking in of pure precision and order in design. Individuals in a moment of reflection, thought. Haru – Spring – is widely celebrated as a time of renewal and rebirth. I sought to capture that feeling through these photographs.”

 

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