Captivating Photos of ‘Urban Yoga’ in Paris, New York and Madrid

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The Urban Yoga New York, photo by Jaka Vinšek

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The Urban Yoga Madrid, photo by Emilio P. Doiztua

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The Urban Yoga Madrid, photo by Emilio P. Doiztua

Slovenian architect, yoga instructor and dancer Anja Humljan has put together a collaborative, experimental photography project titled The Urban Yoga that explores the relationship between the urban environment and the human body. The images are taken across four cities in which she has worked on architectural projects. She collaborated with photographers from each city, Jaka Vinšek in New York, Emilio P. Doiztua in Madrid, Antoine Le Grand in Paris, and Primož Lukežic in her hometown, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Each photographer brought their own interpretations to capture Humljan’s body as she utilized and mimicked each space to become a part of it.

Together, the photographs explore Space Potential, by analyzing space based not solely on what can be built there, but as a subconscious sensory experience. Here, we bear witness to different ways the body can interact with architecture and the environment. According to Humljan, despite the title of the project, The Urban Yoga, it is not entirely about the practice of yoga. It’s a metaphor for the way we experience every day situations in an urban environment by focusing on our body and senses. It’s through our senses of smell, touch, taste and hearing that affects how we feel about a certain space. The photos from New York are significantly different than those in Ljubljana. With this project, Humljan asks the question: how does your city feel?

Anja Humljan is currently raising funds for The Urban Yoga Photo Book on Kickstarter.

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The Urban Yoga Paris, photo by Antoine Le Grand

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The Urban Yoga New York, photo by Jaka Vinšek

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The Urban Yoga New York, photo by Jaka Vinšek

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The Urban Yoga Madrid, photo by Emilio P. Doiztua

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The Urban Yoga Ljubljana, photo by Primož Lukežic

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The Urban Yoga Ljubljana, photo by Primož Lukežic

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The Urban Yoga Madrid, photo by Emilio P. Doiztua

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The Urban Yoga Madrid, photo by Emilio P. Doiztua

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The Urban Yoga New York, photo by Jaka Vinšek

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