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About

Hi I’m Michelle Viljoen, a Cape Town based street photographer and creative director. Papercitylife was originally created as a personal photo diary in order to share the moments that I have captured, but as things go I recently decided to expand Papercitylife into a blog about all things photography, travel and anything else that catches my eye.

If you’d like to chat about a possible project or collaboration please get in touch!

My day job is running my design agency, so if you’re interested in having a look at what we do there head over to Studio Co.

  • Eyes closed, she forgot for just a moment. 
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Manhattan 
New York 
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  • Early mornings in the city. Currently just getting through the next couple of days until I step onto my flight to the UK and switch off. 
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Cape Town 
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  • The weight of days. 
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London  #rawurbanshots #streetphotographyworldwide #streetphotographerscommunity #agameoftones #thestreetphotographyhub #streets_vision #streetclassics @street.classics #eyeshotmag #canon #worldstreetgeneration #thosenewyorkstreets #theimaged #urbanandstreet #streetleaks #streetmagazine #streetdreamsmag #london #reflectionstories #streetphotography #challengerstreets #fatalframes #streetlife_award #sdmfeatures #myspc #streets_storytelling #spicollective #friendsinstreets #capturestreets #lensculturestreets
  • Hidden from view, lost in thought. 
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New York 
Chinatown

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  • Our belief is often strongest when it should be weakest. That is the nature of hope. 
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London  #rawurbanshots #streetphotographyworldwide #streetphotographerscommunity #agameoftones #thestreetphotographyhub #streets_vision #streetclassics @street.classics #eyeshotmag #canon #worldstreetgeneration #thosenewyorkstreets #theimaged #urbanandstreet #streetleaks #streetmagazine #streetdreamsmag #london #street #streetphotography #challengerstreets #fatalframes #streetlife_award #sdmfeatures #myspc #streets_storytelling #spicollective #friendsinstreets #capturestreets #lensculturestreets
  • To really be seen. 
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NYC

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