The beauty of imperfections…

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Comments (10)

    • John / BackEastPhoto
      June 22, 2017 at 14:48
      Really enjoyed reading your post Isabel! I think your journey away from perfection is one that a lot of us have traveled. Boredom with the technical perfection of digital is exactly what led me to build and use a collection of vintage lenses over the past few years. Practically all the joy I've had in the digital realm has been from "imperfect" images recently. And it's a big part of what drew me back to film about a year ago. Same journey...further along the path. Thanks for sharing this with us. Your images are wonderfully mysterious and beautiful.
      • Isabel
        June 22, 2017 at 14:55
        Hi John, thank you very much for reading and commenting :-). Yes, I think that is the driver for many - when something becomes (too) perfect it also seems to become more soulless. Vintage lenses and film are a wonderful way of reintroducing this soul into our work. Glad to have connected with you on Twitter! Isabel XXX
    • Zheng Xu
      June 22, 2017 at 21:07
      I am deeply moved by your images with soft eternal glow and mystery. Let me end with “We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery.” ― Dejan Stojanovic
      • Isabel
        June 23, 2017 at 05:23
        Thank you so very much, Zheng. I am touched by your lovely words and will definitely remember this quote. Have a magical day! Isabel :-)
    • Ray
      June 24, 2017 at 04:15
      Your work is beautiful and I share your thoughts on imperfection. Well said. Ray
      • Isabel
        June 24, 2017 at 05:31
        Thank you very much, Ray - and I am so happy that you share my thoughts :-) Wishing you a wonderful day! Isabel
    • John
      June 24, 2017 at 15:08
      Beautiful images and a wonderful article Isabel. I love the Wizards...or Witches hat on the ground in the 2nd pic :-) :-) :-)
      • Isabel
        June 25, 2017 at 06:39
        Thank you, John :-) The picture is called "Conspiracy..." - might well be a magical one :-D
    • Louis A. Sousa
      August 6, 2017 at 02:11
      Isabel I am so happy to have found your blog through the wonderful post on Emulsive. This mindset is exactly the place I have come to. I spent years chasing the megapixel and have jumped off. The wonder is there is so much to learn and unlearn at the same time. Perfection impacted my instinct and shedding it a new instinct must (and has not yet) grow. Embracing imperfection takes courage. In today's age admirers of images are accustomed to perfection. Perfection is surreal. Imperfection is real. I will continue the strive to rely on instinct and do my best despite hapless organization skills to record my approach and learn from there. I am starting anew. Kind regards, Lou.
      • Isabel
        August 6, 2017 at 05:55
        Hi Lou, so glad that you have found me and that you like my blog and interview :-) It is a brave thing to start all over and a difficult but so wonderful and rewarding journey you are on and it opens your eyes to so much magic and beauty. It is a combination of striving for perfection and at the same time being open for and seeing the beauty in the imperfect. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I still do - it never ends ;-) - and let me know how it goes. Have a great day! Isabel

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