Honest Imperfection

We’ve talked before about the journey our camera took to meet us.

When we took out our second roll of film – we set off to see what we would share next.  What we found were images of the world around us.  They were dimly lit in the prism of that old camera, but they reflected warmly on the film it carried.

We also found honest imperfection.  Poorly loaded film that caused us to miss a few frames.  Poor exposures that would be quickly cast aside among the hundreds of digital photos that could have surrounded them were jarring because they were among so few.  Framing, timing, a lab with a dryer problem…the list continues.  But then don’t they all?

Couldn’t we list out the imperfections that might otherwise cause us to let something go rather than find the beauty in it?  There’s a process in these blog posts, in these photo assignments we give ourselves.  That process includes accepting imperfections and appreciating what they bring to a shot or to a post.  Shouldn’t it also reflect on seeing the imperfections we posses and help us to understand that we are also something worthy?

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”  Psalm 139:14

Whatever your measure, whatever your metric, take a moment and consider instead – am I perhaps just the way I am supposed to be?  Is the frame actually perfect?  Sure its tilted, sure its blurred, but is it perhaps just the way its supposed to be?  What follows is roll number two.  Its unedited and maybe its not perfect, but then again maybe it is exactly what it’s supposed to be.  -B

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3 Comments

  1. I’m constantly amazed that you guys can find beauty among the mundane… it’s so inspiring! (example: the turnstile photo, I would never see that light/gorgeousness at that angle, etc; very cool!) All of these images are perfection, in their own special way. Thank you!

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