Street photography series captures loneliness in the crowded city of Tokyo

This engaging travel series was shot on the streets of Tokyo by Amsterdam-based photographer Julie Hrudova. However, despite some of the images appearing colourful and light-hearted, there is a darker side to their theme.

Hrudova explains: "For a city that's very populated and organised, it's a city of loneliness, which is a saddening factor in contrast to so many playful elements associated with Tokyo.

"The single person household is increasing and the Japanese even have a word for this section of society, combining 'lonely' and 'group'. I sensed this in the urban atmosphere, and tried to capture it in the daily city life."

Represented by the Hollandse Hoogte agency, Hrudova has worked with a variety of publications, including CBS News and VICE News. Her work has also been exhibited in numerous shows, on an international scale. You can check out more of Julie's work at and on Creative Boom.

All images courtesy of Julie Hrudova


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