Wabi-sabi in Norfolk

I recently shared a photo on social media of a rusty gate saying that I didn’t know what it was about the photo but I loved it so much. Luckily one of my photography friends on Twitter (Hi Lorraine!) said ‘wabi-sabi’ and after looking it up I was like ‘YES’ and also ‘why didn’t I know this term before?!’.

For those who also haven’t heard of it either, wabi-sabi is the Japanese philosophy of the acceptance and beauty of imperfection. “Wabi” is said to be defined as “rustic simplicity” or “understated elegance” and “Sabi” is translated to “taking pleasure in the imperfect.”

SO many of my photos have this concept about them and now I know, I’m a little bit giddy haha.

So it turns out I’ve been celebrating the perfectly imperfect without even trying all these years. I’m totally starting a new hashtag on Instagram for it - #wabisabionfilm - what do you think??

Camera: Minolta X-500
Film: Lomography CN 400
Location: Around Norfolk, England

Single frame: Double Yellow

Single frame series once again inspired by Jim Grey


This photo has three of my favourite things - tea (| know, so English but really… I love it!), daffodils and yellow! So it definitely deserves a place all to itself on my blog.

Is anyone starting to feel that little feeling in their chest when the sun starts to shine for a bit longer? Winter is so hard for me and yet every Summer I forget just how hard it is and by this time of the year I’m like ‘whyyyy is it so long?!’. But we’re nearly there and I made it through! Thats definitely something to celebrate with a double yellow photo.

Camera: Minolta X-500
Film: Lomography CN 400
Location: Norfolk