Tim Lewis Photography Kintsugi Model Eugene Oregon Ashley Concept Shoot

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Kintsugi is an ancient Japanese art form. It’s usually a form of pottery, which embraces imperfections and the idea that an object’s history can be a part of what makes it beautiful. A great example of it is this bowl, which was at some point dropped and broken, then repaired using a lacquer that had gold embedded in it:

Kintsugi Bowl

Kintsugi Bowl

I really like this idea, that the times that we have been broken and then repaired are a big part of what makes us beautiful and unique. I wanted to explore that same idea with a model. Ashley was happy to oblige, and this is the result of our collaboration. What do you think?