Wabi sabi is a Japanese 'philosophy' and refers to a typical type of beauty. It's the beauty of the imperfect, the old, and the common. The opposite of slick and seamless. The term itself can't be translated literally, but it roughly translates to "rusty" or "imperfect beauty".
What does this mean in the context of photography? It means that we're going to photograph everyday objects and environments that typically go unnoticed by most people. By being mindful and noticing everything around you, you can often find fascinating details with a real story behind them.
Look at ordinary shapes and colors, get up close and notice details. Find impermanent or decaying subjects and think about what the story behind them could be. Find imperfect patterns in nature or on walls,...
You can also purposely move your camera a little to create a motion effect, use uncommon camera settings, and even add imperfections to your scene on purpose to tell a story.
Obviously, this topic is quite broad, so it's going to be a personal interpretation of what you consider 'wabi sabi'. If it's not immediately clear to the viewer, make sure to explain it in your title or description.
If you want to learn more about Wabi Sabi, have a look at this article.
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