25 October, 2014

Husband and Wife

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Minimalist Photo of Spinning tops on the street, used by children to play.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimalist Photograph of Spinning Tops on the street, used by children to play. 


This Minimalist Photograph was captured yesterday, post the Diwali festival. Me and my friend Manav went to the old walled city (Johari Bazaar) in Jaipur to take a few night shots. I was officially out for Street Photography and was walking past two middle aged men sitting on the side of the street selling this beautifully lit "Spinning Tops".

I could recall that in childhood I used to play with one of these. At First, I thought let me not take a shot but later I asked myself, Why not?

These are Circles and I therefore used them as a Minimalist subject under the Minimalist Photography category: "Minimalism as Simple Geometry".


I always try to click newer shots and not repeat my Minimalist Subjects to keep things fresh. The Tops were spinning very fast, and initially I tried to use a faster shutter speed to capture them but I was not able to create an Artsy Minimalist Shot.

Therefore,  I switched over to a shutter speed of about 1/30 roughly and an f stop of 1.8 on my 50mm prime lens, which resulted in these smoothed even out spirals or lets say Circles within Circles.

Since these Spinning Tops i.e Circles were in a pair and spinning in close proximity, so I thought why not keep the title of the post Husband and Wife

I have kept the subjects on Diagonal Ends and tried to leave Empty/Negative space between them this way.

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