Imperfect beauty

I learned a new term yesterday, thanks to my good friend Scott in New York, who commented on yesterday’s image and introduced me to the Japanese phrase wabi-sabi.  According to Wikipedia, this refers to an aesthetic of beauty which is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.  I have a feeling it’s a term I’m going to find useful!

Perhaps today’s picture of a haystack is another example…those more expert in aesthetic theory than I am will be able to tell me!  I enjoy the contrasts of sky, bales, and slightly untidy scrub in the foreground; and also the way in which the seemingly perfect square of the stack is broken by the slight leaning of the bales, and a few stand proud of the main body.  Or maybe it’s just my obsession with details again…



About simongregor

Photographer, business thinker and tour guide.
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1 Response to Imperfect beauty

  1. mukul chand says:

    Great Post.Each looks perfect .

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