Lit up with a neon gloom, photographer Elsa Bleda’s gothic tinged images of Johannesburg at night set up the city from a different angle. Rejecting the combination of people and light, which both linger before the sun goes down, Bleda turns her focus on the city’s incredibly diverse architecture when it’s at its most exposed.

Born in France but having spent her life travelling between a multitude of cities with her artist mother, Bleda finally settled in South Africa when she was 18, captivated by the country. Her latest series of Jo’burg buildings calls to mind elements of the city’s segregated past in the isolation of its buildings, but also the familiar feeling of a city at rest, caught in an ethereal shimmer.

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