Travel and still-life photography
Since I first learned the Japanese concept of ‘wabi sabi’ I have been drawn to the aesthetic of this particular type of beauty. The closest English term is perhaps ‘rustic.’ I look for and resonate with images that are unpretentious, earthy, simple and often things that could be considered ugly - certainly not anything that is usually thought of as ‘beautiful.’
Wabi sabi points to the fact that all things are impermanent, imperfect and incomplete, and that beauty can be coaxed out of ugliness. I seek out the worn and the weathered, finding images that point to the fact that all things are on their way to nothingness. Images of how things really are.
Prints and cards available. Commissions welcomed.
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