July 16, 2012 What’s All This?

Posted: July 16, 2012 in Details, Doors, Rust, Windows
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Wabi Sabi: Wabi connotes rustic simplicity, freshness or quietness, and can be applied to both natural and human-made objects, or understated elegance. It can also refer to quirks and anomalies arising from the process of construction, which add uniqueness and elegance to the object. Sabi is beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear, or in any visible repairs. From Leonard Koren, Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers.

This is what I am attracted to as a photographer: broken windows, deserted factories, old doors, peeling paint and rust. Abandoned farms. Cracks in walls. Exposed brickwork.

   There”s more:  Shadows. Reflections. Details. Details. Details.  I’m not much of a fan of landscapes, preferring to concentrate on one aspect of a scene.  I like seeing the trees, not the forest. Not the whole building, but a bank of windows. Maybe not even all the windows, but just one.

There are, I’m sure, as many reasons for creating a blog as there are blogs and bloggers. In my case,  I’d like to share the photographs that I take and my commentaries that go with the pictures. I’m a storyteller, so the combination of words and pictures is my idea of perfect. It’s also more satisfying that trying to corner strangers at the grocery store for a show and tell of my work and probably safer. (That just hasn’t worked out well for me.)

I invite your responses, good and less-good, to both the photography and the text. This is a work-in-progress. As I improve the blog, it will be thanks to your input. If I don’t improve, then you need to step up and shoulder a little more of the burden.

Patricia Derozier  July 16, 2012

  1. Great blog Patricia, WI was home for me once, it’s fun to see it in your words and photos.

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