Palla’s Japanese Cityscapes

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Kazuhiko Kawahara, aka Palla, is an architect and photographer based in Osaka.

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His compositions are each based on single images. He uses symmetry to “confront the natural with the mechanical, the artificial.”

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“The scenes I photograph are mainly unpopular buildings,” he says.

“They’re places that no one cares about, that are almost just quietly fading away. But I’m trying to reveal the structures and systems of a city that you can’t actually see.”

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His stunning portfolio reminds me of Filip Dujardin’s compositions. But there’s more.

He’s branched out into motion graphics and – surprise surprise – they’re stunning.

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