Saturday, December 15, 2007


emergence by Diana Pappas

I just had some minor surgery that corrected years of sinus problems, and this photograph is the perfect expression of how I am feeling today.

Diana Pappas is a photographer who really appreciates the beauty of Rust. Her set of rusty photographs is wonderful.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

one last gasp....

Passion! by Yoshiko314

Seems like as soon as I begin to stop taking notice of the Fall colors...they are suddenly gone forever...and I long for one more glimpse. Take a look at Yoshiko314's gorgeous photo sets of Colored Leaves. Her annual series of minimalist foliage photography is really beautiful work.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

a poem, just because....

seed fury by C H Paquette

Washing My Face

Dawn at the kitchen sink, sunrise still
an hour off, and out the window
the birch tree's swirling: a wind through the courtyard's
done it, stirred the loosening leaves
among dozens of goldfinches frantic
in its branches, feeding on the fat catkins,
and even in this soft, constant mist of rain
the tiny petals, nearly iridescent, glitter
as they fall, a snow of shed skins annointing
the phalanxes of blown irises and the black cat, Lily,
who rises through it all
to take the most careless finch,
just as the rest of the flock, as one - a wedge
of child-sized feathery fists - blinks
from the limbs and vanishes
down the canyon wall
even before Lily hits the ground, before
the column of water fallen from the faucet
enters the dry, open basin of my hands.

byRobert Wrigley
from 'Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poems'

Thanks to Fiona Robyn for sending along a favorite poem, just because....

the beauty of rust....

Yellow Rust by Ennoia

the beauty of pond scum....

Late Fall #5 by Moonchild1111

Thursday, December 6, 2007

more endings and beginnings....

try again by whickus is shooting stars

Whickus and previous wabi-blogi contributor Sol Exposure have been out on some joint photo expeditions recently and they have created some pure photographic magic.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Book of the Week...

Photography Theory Edited by James Elkins
(2007 Taylor & Francis Group)

How do we speak in one breath of photography, and unproblematically incorporate the range of objects and practices that includes daguerreotypes, calotypes, 35-mm prints, Polaroids, and digital photographs into a convincing theoretical model?

This book of essays by nine leading art theorists and critics presents a contemporary conversation on ways of conceptualizing photography and photography theory.