#47 Wabi Sabi and Photographic Imperfection

Wabi-sabi is natural, a way of life, a beauty of something that either moves towards or from nothingness. It is the beauty of the imperfect, impermanent, incomplete, modest, humble and unconventional. The word wabi refers to a spiritual path, the subjective, the philosophical and spatial. Sabi refers to material objects, the objective, aesthetic ideal and temporal.

Wabi-sabi is the beauty of the rustic, primitive, earthy, variegated, crude, natural, imperfect, and even ugly. This makes it different from modernism which is the beauty of the slick, minimalist, mechanical, perfect, polished, smooth and gorgeous. — MARIA ANTVORT

*From The Beauty of Wabi-Sabi

Alcatraz, 2017

Alcatraz, 2017

Wabi-Sabi, Kintusgi, Ikebana, Haiku

Wabi-Sabi bowl

Wabi-Sabi bowl

Ikebana flower arrangement

Ikebana flower arrangement

Kintsugi bowl

Kintsugi bowl

Ikebana

Ikebana


Pretty is Different Than Beautiful

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Smoke Chair, by Maarten Baas

Smoke Chair, by Maarten Baas



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