Photography by Chris WileyJuxtapoz // Saturday, 27 Aug 2011
When looking at Chris Wiley's photographs, two main things come to mind. One is you feel like you're walking along at a particularly quite time of day in a suburban/urban area, noticing all the odd, mundane, but strangely beautiful detritus around the streets. Second is the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi that heralds asymmetry, honesty, simplicity, economy, modesty, and many other humble characteristics of that sort. Exactly the kind of aesthetic that would allow one to appreciate odd strange things in the street. That's what we see.