07 December, 2014

A Line is a Dot

Minimalism as Simple Geometry

A minimalist photo of an orange colored Ascending Staircase
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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There is a famous quote by Paul Klee, a Swiss painter that reads, "A line is a dot that went for a walk." Whenever I shoot lines, this quote comes to my mind. Lines are nothing but a combination of many small dots. Likewise, an ocean is nothing but millions of drops of water. A step by step approach to our daily life problems is key to sail through them. No one ever achieved success overnight, neither was Rome built in a day. No matter how tough the times are, all that we need is a start, be it a very small or minuscule one. Big is nothing but many smalls put together.


The photo falls under the Minimalism Category: Minimalism as Simple Geometry. Simple geometry being the lines. I stopped by this auspicious staircase that I found in the old walled city. Auspicious, for its orange color. I then moved to my right and used the side rail to show contrast i.e. the line formed by the side rail going up and the ones formed by the steps heading right.