- The suggestion of natural process
Reference: Wabi-Sabi by Leonard Koren
I was exploring the limits of the Canon SL1 with the 40 mm F2.8 pancake lens when I took some pictures as close as possible in low light with ISO = 6400. As I was crop-zooming into one image, it occurred to me that the image fit the definition as defined above. I had just gotten the 40 mm lens and a copy of Leonard’s book: Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers when I took the above picture. The picture might not excite you, but I encourage you to read the book if you are interested in photographing old and simple objects. “Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional.”
This style isn’t something I would desire to pursue all the time, but it does give me another concept to think about. It is also an expansion of an earlier idea I had for a project which I referred to as entropy. I might revive that project using my new understanding of Wabi-Sabi.