University of Minnesota Press
This site is a preview of the writing
and photographs in Unapologetic Beauty.
"Wabi-sabi is a Japanese aesthetic that values change and the signs of it. And it is a worldview. I am not aware of anyone applying that aesthetic to personal beauty, but wabi-sabi is a powerful way to cleanse the palate and clear the air of hyperbeauty.
through an observer’s discernment
Appreciation of nature and its effects
Autumn leaves underfoot
Visible wear, use, life lived
Age is a virtue
through a consumerist and celebrity-obsessed lens
Debasement of nature and its effects
Eradicated wear, use, life lived
Youth and its affectations are privileged
Poverty and craving