Nandin Yuan is fascinated by geometric shapes. The Kyoto-based photographer loves playing with light, dark, curves, and angles to create unexpected images.
The simultaneous uniformity and deviation of nature is teased out in Nandin’s photographs of Kyoto’s greenery. Presenting a softer, calmer side to a city internationally known for it’s bustling, boisterous, atmosphere.
Nandin: “The temples tend to bring tourists to Arashiyama but the real show-stopper is the magical bamboo grove.”
Nandin: “Head to Ohara to visit the serene Sansen temple, it’s a great spot for cherry blossoms and year-round colourful gardens.”
Nandin: “In fact the whole area merits a full day of temple-hopping.”
Nandin: “It’s quite a trek, but the Shogunzuka Mound has one of the most glorious views of Kyoto.”
Nandin: “Toji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its five-storey pagoda is deservedly famous.”
Nandin: “This walled temple complex has very calming zen gardens and is a beautiful place to spend the day wandering around.”
This photo journal was a collaboration between Nandin Yuan (@nandinyuan) and Unpacked.