Stagnant Life

Minimalism Type: Zeroism


This shot was taken at "Jal Dhara" Jaipur, a water recreation park. I went there with a clear focus of shooting only water reflections. And I did find some interesting ones. The yellow color that you see on the left, is that of a building and the blue reflection, is one from the sky above. On the right, it was a little dark and the green that you see is because of the algae in the water. This kind of Minimalism falls under the category "Zeroism". Under this type, the photo may or may not clearly point to something. Also at first glance we may get confused, whether this is water or something else. If we could relate this with something in the real world or with any real world reference, the this probaly would fall under "Minimalism as Low Detail" rather than Zeroism. For more on this type of Minimalism, please go through point h) under Types of Minimalism. How I interpret the photo, is as following. The stagnant nature of the colorful water represents, that all good things have come to a standstill. Life is barely moving forward. The vision is blurry, but still there is hope i.e the Blue color. Blue indicates hope just like the blue sky and vast oceans. And yes hope it is, on which we are all alive.


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