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Exceptional Normalcy

By Brada - 7 min read

Rinko Kawauchi spots photos in the serenity of everyday life. This collection is inspired by the Japanese photographer.

One could argue that Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi is famous not just for her work, but also for her way of viewing the world. She made a name for herself by spotting motifs in small, serene moments. The Japan Times has called her a “master of finding stillness and purity in everyday life”, and it’s that ability which makes her images stand out.

Here I’ve put together a photo collection in that spirit. Taken by various members of the EyeEm community, these photos are a nod to Kawauchi’s famous style—and an inspiration to look for the exceptional in everyday life.

CROPPED IMAGE OF HAND
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By sonezakinori

Scenic view of river amidst mountains against sky
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By Johannes Hulsch

The KIOMI

By HuaGuoLiao

CLOSE-UP OF BIRD ON BRANCHES

By Jessie Merz

Close-up of cigarette

By Thomas W.

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By ササキ ユウ

Close-up of woman against sea
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By kchangi

Insect on human hand

By Victoria Nikitina

LOW ANGLE VIEW OF BUILDING EXTERIOR AGAINST CLEAR SKY

By MNPH

Cropped image of man shoulder
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By Tegukilina

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By Lily

Cropped image of woman

By alvin.choon™

CLOSE-UP OF WET RAIN ON STREET

By YuKi C

Sunlight falling on empty seats in train
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By Jan T.

LOW ANGLE VIEW OF SKYSCRAPER AGAINST SKY

By Daria

Rear view of man against sky on sunny day

By Jędrzej Kamiński

CLOSE-UP OF ILLUMINATED LIGHT

By Jan T.

MAN AGAINST ILLUMINATED SKY

By Khalil

Close-up of bird
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By André Dogbey

By Giorgio Dal Monte

Growing Better

By Mariella R.

By Ylenia Comi

Close-up of red flower blooming outdoors

By Koukichi Takahashi