When Eggs Could Fly
Most of us don't remember when eggs were delivered by mail. I discovered that refrigeration is not necessary for short term storage of eggs. This container is from the early 1900's and was manufactured in Barnesville, Ohio, by T. & A. Rogers Co. [Scroll down for detail photos of the crate.]
Our challenge, wabi sabi, is an old favorite here at 52frames but may be a brand new concept for the newcomers. Wabi Sabi is a Japanese concept that more or less translates into the art of finding beauty in imperfection. It celebrates wrinkles, rust, liver spots, cracks and frayed edges because they represent the time that has passed and the signs of a lived life. As photographers we are constantly looking for 'beauty' aka something special to photograph. Beauty in the mundane, beauty in the amazing and extraordinary, beauty in the strange and exotic and beauty in the quiet moments. But in wabi sabi week we are going to look for beauty in the old and the broken. The poster child photo of wabi sabi is a beloved but chipped pot. But think of anything have seen better days but still look beautiful in your eyes. It can be anything from an old ripped pair of jeans to a rusted lock or a moss-covered statue in the corner of a garden.