Fine Art Nature Photographer Gregor Schöpf shoots Nature through the lens of Japanese aesthetic sensibility Wabi-Sabi (侘寂).
His Photography aims to capture emotion through the visual language of nature, evoking peaceful contemplation, both saddened by and appreciative of transience.
Wabi-Sabi (侘寂) is a Japanese aesthetic that derives from acceptance and appreciation of transience - the quality of being temporary, brief or fleeting, thereby suggesting the inevitability of ending or dying.
The word Wabi (侘), rooted in the syllable wa (harmony), translates as beauty in the subdued, in simplicity.
The word Sabi (寂), from the verb sabu (to wane), translates as beauty revealed through the process of time, most notably decay.
Natural environments and seasons
Tolerance for Decay / Asymmetry / Imperfection
Darkness / Empty Space