Wabi-Sabi

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While deciding which books on my shelves were no longer of value to me, I picked up this one by Leonard Koren to reread.  It is a small book about the origins of Wabi-Sabi and makes an attempt to translate the Japanese concept into current context for us English speakers.  I might have more to say about the book later after I finish it, but for now I’m wondering why most photographers use B&W for their pictures relating to Wabi-Sabi, Zen, simplicity, minimalism, etc.   Julie Powell is one of the few photographers who embraces color for Wabi-Sabi.  Most other photographers who lean toward Zen photography, like A. B. Watson, use B&W.

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