I always thought that wandering around and photographing without a subject or a specific purpose, should be considered under the category "street photography", but on Wikipedia I found the definition of photowalking that fits much more this hobby.
Photowalking is the act of walking with with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things that the photographer may find interesting. (Source: Wikipedia)
While related to street photography, in photowalking the main subject are things of interest rather than people specifically.
I love to practice photowalking...everytime ...I had time!
"While walking around I seean ad from a company that producescameras,that says: - Do not think, shoot - I thinkthis is the worst thingyou can say. I sayinstead: thinkfor two hours and then, in case, shoot"
While out walking with my dog, I saw a bunch of these dried inflorescences and couldn't resist photographing them with my camera.
Although not perfect, my message behind this shot is to find beauty in imperfection, my personal wabi-sabi point of view.
Wabi-sabi is a way of seeing the world according to the Japanese culture that finds beauty and harmony in what is simple, imperfect and mysterious.
As you can see...beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully! You can find small hidden gems around every corner!
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"If there isn't a day without me doing something related to photography, its as if I never actually woke up..." Richard Avedon
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Currently shooting with...
CANON EOS 5D CANON EF 17-40 mm f/4 L CANON EF 70-200 mm f/4 L TAMRON 90 mm f/2.8 MACRO
__________________________________ Olympus OM-D E-M5 Panasonic G Vario 7-14 mm f/4
Panasonic G Vario 14-140 mm f/3.5-5.6 Panasonic G 20 mm f/1.7