“Passing Embrace” is a series of images that emphasizes the moments in our lives that often pass us by. My intention for this imagery is to bring about the beauty of ordinary moments - those that happen quickly or are imperfect in nature - in a minimalistic and understated way through still life and portraiture. I utilize the philosophies and aesthetics of wabi-sabi (侘寂), a Japanese aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. In this philosophy, beauty is imperfect, incomplete, and impermanent. Each image is a moment I have personally experienced or imagined, that I have composed, using a restrained color palette and minimal graphic compositions, into the progression of a day. These moments are fleeting, present and then past, leaving their lingering embrace behind.