Recently, I have been exploring the Japanese aesthetic philosophy, Wabi-Sabi.
According to the article, “Wabi-Sabi: The Japanese Art of Finding Perfection in the Imperfect” by Lucy Daman:“Wabi (侘び) describes loneliness, not the negative feeling of isolation from others, but rather a pleasant feeling of being alone in nature, away from society. If wabi were a person, he’d be living a humble life in a mountain shack nestled deep in the mountains, free from the binds of daily life. Sabi (寂び) means to be weathered, but in an elegant, rustic fashion. For context, the term ‘to rust’ is also pronounced sabi (錆び).”
Check out these articles if you are interested in learning more.
Wabi-Sabi Photography – The art of the imperfect | Discover Digital Photography
Wabi-Sabi: The Art Of Imperfection (utne.com)
Japanese Principles to Transform Your Writing
So my process was to explore the concept by going out in a snow storm. I didn't care about taking the perfect photo or using the best equipment.