Nature Photographer Gregor Schöpf shoots Nature through the lens of a Japanese aesthetic, Wabi-Sabi (侘寂).
Wabi-Sabi (侘寂) characterizes Impermanence as beautiful.
Beauty in the imperfect ("less than"), restrained and simple.
Beauty revealed through the passage of time, such as in ephemerality and decay.
Gregor's Photography arises from a quiet and sensitive mind attuned to Nature. His images, with an eye for detail, capture transient moments of "Silence" that evoke the Impermanence of all existence.
His Photography uses the elongated, cinematic aspect ratio (16:9 or 21:9) to create a canvas that contrasts details with linear expanses of space.
By aestheticizing Impermanence, Gregor's Photography is a visual Metaphor for finding peace with Death and Decay.
His images are a gentle reminder to come to terms with the limits of the human condition by means of inference from Nature.
Asymmetry and Irregularity
"At the instant when our mental activity almost merges into an unconscious state - that is, the relationship between the subject and object is forgotten - we can experience the most aesthetic moment. That is what is implied when it is said that one goes ... and becomes one with nature."
Otsuji Osuga, Japanese poet