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

Eden Camp: Little Details Part 2

More Eden Camp details and I LOVE these as much as the last set I shared. They make my heart do a little skip - especially the blues in two of these photos. Aren’t they lovely colours! Oh my gosh and that sheet music. Happy sigh - just wonderful.

Is it weird to gush about your own photos?? I mean I’m still going to do it ha so I hope it isn’t weird. Just look at everything that’s going on in that last photo - the reflection of light, the old fonts on the tins, all the different shapes and lines going on behind the regimented window frame, the depth of focus… swoon. I love it. I hope you do too :)

Camera: Minolta X-500
Film: Lomography CN 400
Location: Eden Camp, Yorkshire