imperfectly beautiful

Posted by on Jan 12, 2013 in A Passing Glimpse, inspiration, life, photography | 2 Comments

Rescued ©2013 Gary Garbett

I believe in second chances far more than abandonment.

Fewer days thrill me more than those where I can take something that’s been discarded, breathe new life in it, and have it resuscitate the same in me. I’m constantly surrounded by hand me downs, throwaways, secondhand left behinds, and rescues… each by choice. With their used to be past, their visibly less than perfect flaws, and their distinctive individualities, each mirror my own life perfectly.

Popularity is generally temporary fluff. The combination of uniqueness, imperfection, and originality however, will always display a sincere timeless genuine beauty.

I believe in believing.


  1. libbystack
    January 22, 2013

    I have a load of stuff coming from an estate when the Northeast weather breaks. The load includes a Polaroid 420. It will be coming from the West coast and I don’t want the stuff sitting on some loading dock in Idaho for 3 days. A few of the cameras are 1940s bakelite and I’m afraid they’ll crack. A lot are unfortunately 127 film. I may be forced to roll my own here.

    • Gary Garbett
      January 22, 2013

      Sounds great Libby. Keep me posted on your treasures.


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