Sensuous Lips

Minimalism as Parts of the Whole


Minimalist Photo the Crop of a girls face, with focus on her lips.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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I recently got a chance to shoot Ayushi. She is a stylist and a model herself. I wanted to try something new, so I decided to move really close to her. That closeness, gave me this face crop idea. To begin with, I decided to focus on her lips and tried to make it my only subject/element in the frame. I cropped out everything else. But that appeared too boring and mundane to me when I reviewed the shot on the camera screen. Therefore, I decided to include some extra elements in the frame. Those elements were a) the line of her nose and b) the curve of her chin. 

Once I got the shot, I knew, this would be heading straight into the "Parts of the Whole Minimalism" category on my blog. While editing the photo, I added some de-focus on the nose and chin area. This helped me put a stronger emphasis on the lips. The sensuality part, i.e. the expressions, was well taken care of by Ayushi, as she has had decent modelling exposure in the past.

The composition is relatively simple. I cropped Ayushi's face to about 1/3rd of the whole and added lots of negative space to the left. Extreme close-up shots do require some bit of skin touch-up. That some bit of skin-fixing took me about half an hour. 

Hope you enjoyed the shot. Please leave your feedback. Thank You.

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