In 2016, John Einarsen started shooting the unassuming, everyday architecture of the city he calls home, for Kyoto Journal's Instagram page. Yes, you remember that Bored Panda post from last year? Well, as it turns out, the project is still not over!
Two years in and John's online collection falls just short of 400 images. And he's decided to make the second book too.
I asked him whether anything has changed in his approach since the project began, to which he answered:
"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 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..."
Still, I hope they charm your socks off!
More info: Instagram
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