Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Wabi-Sabi 3

These three images seem to me to have a distinct Wabi-Sabi feel to them, they are definitely in a  state of deconstruction and show ample evidence of human use over a long period.

The photographs were taken at Landguard Fort which is on the River Orwell in Suffolk UK and was built to guard the entrance to Harwich harbour.

The first fortification on the site was built by Henry VIII in 1543 and has been rebuilt and modernised several times over the years, much of the current structure dates from 1871.

The fort was deemed to have no further military purpose in 1956 and was sealed up and left to disintegrate.  In the 1980s local interest was aroused and the fort was consolidated by English Heritage in 1997/8 in whose care it remains.
There is reputed to be paranormal activity at the fort from time to time!!


Four Seasons in a Life said...

Greetings Ian,

Those who love textures cannot help but fall in love with the beauty and variety of textures. These are also a wonderful study as to what happens when nature takes over.

Thank you for sharing your vision and experience with us,

nancy neva gagliano said...

GREAT new header!
and these photos and
the stories they evoke
through the wear
and where they are
intrigue. lovely compositions.
i have some winter blues to post soon. meanwhile, where can we see your paintings BEFORE they sell!?

Mary Buek said...

Oh, I do love me some wabi-sabi. Great photos.

Unknown said...

Wow. I love these distresses images. You inspire me to carry my camera. thanks

all ways 11 o'clock said...

As always your work inspires.
A very good day for you with cameara in hand.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Each image is exquisite in its depth of texture and simplicity of line. I so enjoy your work. Thank you Ian.

Sondra said...

Absolutely love the texture and color. I love the mystery, also. Thank you for sharing.

Laura said...

texture and subtle color changes...the simple beauty of ordinary objects touched by many hands...these are the things that catch my eye too. Beautiful.

layers said...

yes sir.. wabi sabi textures abound in these images-- which we both seem to love very much-- minimal yet poetic

merci33 said...

I had't been over to have peek at yor site since December and I love the new look as the page opens!
The Wabi Sabi images are the best...you've so got the WS eye.

I also love those three little stones over there in the sidebar...nice to visit again...Happy New Year to you Ian!!

layers said...

had to come back and look at your door images again which probably inspired your work in your last post-- rich textures and fits into the wabi-sabi aesthetic

all ways 11 o'clock said...

I have come back to these often. A great sense of calm resides here.
Thank you.

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