Looking for wabi-sabi

no. 1 ~ dried flowers •
no. 2 ~ pine in winter •
no. 3 ~ empty cup of matcha •
no. 4 ~ my neighbourhood in morning light •
no. 5 ~ dewy glass pane at the bus stop •
no. 6 ~ pond in the japanese garden •

This series is part of my final master’s project – an intuitive approach to the exploration and meaning of wabi-sabi. Taken on polaroid film which expired in 2009, thus through the uneven emulsion and colour shifting emphasising the rawness and imperfection involved in this japanese term (侘寂). I shot the series, consisting of six polaroids, on two consecutive days in December 2019, taking photos of whatever felt embodied wabi-sabi. ●

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