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South African photographer Gabriella Achadinha worked in collaboration with artist Marlize Eckard to create these powerful images representing the fleeting impermanence of our experiences and memories. Gabriella shot the images in southern Japan and central Seoul - Marlize Eckard then added her creative touch with acrylic brush strokes that produced dreamlike scenarios. More art on the grid via Live Fast Magazine

‘Mono No Aware’ by Gabriella Achadinha & Marlize Eckard

South African photographer Gabriella Achadinha and Marlize Eckard collaborated on a project called Mono No Aware. The photographs captured in southern Japan and

mono no aware [Japanese 物の哀れ] ~ lit. "the pathos of things", also translated as "an empathy toward things", or "a sensitivity to ephemera".

mono no aware (Japanese 物の哀れ] lit. "the pathos of things", also translated as "an empathy toward things", or "a sensitivity to ephemera". the gentle wistfulness at the transience of things and the awareness of the sadness of existence.

mono no aware

mono no aware

Mono no aware 物の哀れ Text

mono no aware: the transcience of things

物の哀れ | Mono no Aware

‘Mono No Aware’ by Gabriella Achadinha & Marlize Eckard

Mono no aware: the Japanese word for the sadness of transient things. For more beautiful and untranslatable Japanese words, visit teamjapanese.com

12 Beautiful and Untranslatable Japanese Words

Fabio Piemonte presents a project centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The references come through the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi Sabi that praise the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete beauty.

Fabio Piemonte presents a project centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The references come through the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi Sabi that praise the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete beauty.

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‘Mono No Aware’ by Gabriella Achadinha & Marlize Eckard

South African photographer Gabriella Achadinha and Marlize Eckard collaborated on a project called Mono No Aware. The photographs captured in southern Japan and