An Aesthetic of Everyday Life by Junya Suzuki

Issue 96

Since ancient times, the Japanese have had a unique aesthetic sense referred to as "wabi-sabi".
Generally, this style prefers the mundane over the showy, quietude over eloquence, and stillness over movement.

However, almost no opportunity to hear about the style exists in modern times.
As time goes by, and as people become more and more superficial, they have lost touch with their aesthetic sense.

One day, I found a common point in photos I captured. That's the quietness.
I may unconsciously feel an aesthetic sense like "wabi-sabi" in the environment which keeps creating, destroying and changing all the time.

Nothing is permanent in this world. And we know life is not endless.
That's why I suspect that we can have a feeling of existing together in harmony.

This series is a documentary that seeks for feeling in everyday life.

Junya Suzuki lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan.  
To view more of Junya's work, please visit his website.

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