Wabi-Sabi with the Leica M10
by Christian Kracht
After reading your blog for many years now, it is time to submit my own post.
My name is Christian and I am a dentist from Germany. My current photo project is about Wabi-Sabi and Haiku Wabi-Sabi is an old aesthetic-philosophical concept from Japan. Wabi-Sabi refers to the beauty of imperfect, transient and simple things.
Central features are simplicity, modesty, naturalness and tranquility. In terms of photography Wabi-Sabi means: the photo is reduced, often asymmetrical; the main motive is not in the center; many areas are out of focus; the image has a large amount of white space; the color composition is subtly matt or monochrome.
Haiku is a minimalistic nature poem and I try to translate this into a photo.