The Diamond Stone

Minimalism as Less Elements


This is a close-up shot of a diamond stone from an Indian house wall. Such stones are carved out meticulously by hand by workers using traditional Indian cutting tools. Very few workers do this now and this stone art is probably in its last days. Ok, back to the composition. The shot was taken in the afternoon. The light and shadow differential formed a triangle on the left.The texture of the stone adds a lot of beauty to the shot. It is an extreme close up. It reminds me of this famous quote by Robert Capa ( a Hungarian photo journalist), “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

A Black and white Minimalist Photo of Light and shadow contrasts on a rough diamond stone
Photo by © Prakash Ghai - Buy Now

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