20 August, 2014

The Diamond Stone

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and white Minimalist Photo of Light and shadow contrasts on a rough diamond stone
Photo by © Prakash Ghai
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A Monochrome / Black and White Minimalist Photo of a rough textured Diamond Stone.


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 in India do this now and this stone cutting art is now in its last days. Mechanical cutting has taken over.

A word on the composition of the Minimalist Photograph


The photograph was captured in the afternoon. The Light and Shadow effect formed a Triangle on the left. 

The Texture of the Diamond Stone adds a lot of beauty to the shot. It is an extreme close up and therefore decently sharp and clear to look at. This 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.”

I always try to get as close as possible to the subject, depending on the shot of course, to get clearer pictures. Have you heard of or seen Diamond Stones? If so, do let me know in the comments where did you spot them?

Thank You

I hope you enjoyed the Minimalist Shot of the Diamond Stone. 

Take Care.

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