- Oct 6, 2004
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What is there about run-down buildings and dilapidated barns that screams, "Take a picture of me! Take a picture of me! A black and white picture, if you please! Adore me, for I am art!"
doughowk said:Perfection is sterile, the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi suggest beauty lies in imperfection.
A sampling of thoughts from an excellent book for all artists.They record the sun, wind, rain, heat. and cold in a language of discoloration, rust, tarnish, stain, warping, shrinking ....(and) are a testament to histories of use and misuse. Though things wabi-sabi may be on point of dematerialization ... they still possess an undiminished poise and strength of character
doughowk said:. . . Perfection is actually an illusion, and as things decay their imperfections become manifest. And the decay suggest the natural forces . . .
chuck94022 said:Everyone has been saying character, but to me that is a nebulous answer.
For me, the reason is texture. Old structures lend themselves to B&W to me because B&W is about communicating textures and tones, not colors.
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