Elsa Bleda South Africa

Cover Image - Elsa Bleda

Johannesburg-based photographer Elsa Bleda has traveled across continents to capture the ambiance and architecture of urban centers and the natural world with a cinematic drama. Rather than focusing on definitive narratives, she imbues her work with mystery and possibility, inviting each viewer to create their own story. We were particularly drawn to Elsa’s quiet photos of cities at night, where beguiling plays of light, color, and shape more than make up for the lack of human presence.