wabi sabi

photograph | ©2022 Luuk de Haan | printed on hahnemühle paper | 41,3 x 51,7 cm, image 31,3 x 41,7 cm | edition of 3
also available in 77,5 x 100 cm, image 67,5 x 100 cm | edition of 3

The concept of the same name ‘wabi-sabi’ (侘寂) forms the basis of this series. Some notable features of this Japanese aesthetic are: asymmetry, simplicity and intimacy. But ‘wabi-wabi’ is also a way of life in which – among other things – valuing the basics and accepting imperfection are central. For this series I mainly focus on these two elements, basal and imperfection.

Four continuously changing color circles are photographed one at a time in a time span of approximately 1.5 seconds, a duration that allows for a quiet smooth movement with the camera. This method transforms the perfect circles into imperfect shapes and uncontrollable compositions.

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