Wabi-sabi on the industrial estate
The girls go to Irish dancing practice in a local Celtic club on Saturdays, at the back of a decrepit industrial estate. Every time I drive through it I think, I must take some photos here. Today I did, but the thing that made me actually get out of the car on this occasion was that my eye was caught by the metal dumpster, full of colour co-ordinated cardboard crap. The other things were just gems and treasures along the same alley. There are at least two other alleys to explore… I can’t decide if the buildings are pre-war or just post. I’d like to know.
Wabi-sabi is a Japanese aesthetic based on the nature of things: both transient and imperfect. I think I may have taken a liberty with wabi-sabi values, but it’s such a great word and concept that I just had to reference the shots that way in my head.