Photographer Captures Small but Beautiful Buildings in Kyoto

Image by @kyotojournal / Instagram

Photographer John Einarsen started taking photos of everyday architecture of his home city of Kyoto in 2016. He still does it today, and all the photos are being published on the Kyoto Journal’s Instagram page.

After two years, Johns collection grew to around 400 images. “I think to begin with I was drawn more to the buildings with more obvious quirks, perhaps because I was thinking about how viewers would respond, to create a sense of novelty,” the artist says. “The project is still all about showing this other side of Kyoto that is largely ignored, but I think that looking at the images now, viewers might notice they have mellowed or toned down, so maybe you need to look at them a little longer, ponder the details to appreciate them fully…”