06 November, 2014

Back to School

Minimalism as Simple Geometry

A Minimalist Photo of a Green Square versus the long light green rectangle and white negative space.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Today,   I was sitting with my nephew and he asked me to show him some of my photos. He knows how much I am into photography. I took out my cellphone and showed him some of my works that I had posted on Instagram. My Instagram Id is @prakashghai. I showed him a photo which had both a square and a triangle in it. He was very excited and there was an instantaneous smile on his face. The reason for the big smile was that, he was studying those shapes at school.

I never knew that Minimalist photography would bring me "Back to School", back to the basic geometric shapes that I learned in childhood.

Coming back to the composition

I cut the rectangular shape on the right into a square, by moving to my left and by placing it in the top right corner.  I made sure that I included another geometric shape i.e the long rectangle below, as a supporting element, to make this photo fall comfortably under the Minimalism Category: Minimalism as Simple Geometry.

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