03 January, 2015

Surrounded by Greed

Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes

A minimalist photo of Multicolored cups at an art exhibition in Jaipur
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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No matter how hard you try but you will eventually get influenced by materialism and the greed that exists in the society. Just like the white cup (white signifying a simple non-materialistic lifestyle) soon you will find yourself to be all alone and overpowered by greed i.e. the colored cups. Maybe you don't want to run the materialistic race yourself, but you will have to do it for your family or loved ones or just to be at par or relevant in society. You cannot escape it. You just cant be a Buddha who said that you are born complete and all that you need to do is to shed what you already have. In today's world, no one values that sort of a mindset. Life is a numbers game and its all about money, money and more money without any caps. Success is money and no you can not change it. Of course for artists, photographers included and a few others, success means something else or much more than money but you have to show numbers (money) to your peers or else they just wont let you live.

OK, now lets get back to the shot. The photo falls under the Minimalism Category: Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes. The photo is "Maximally Minimal."

I stumbled upon these cups while at a craft exhibition. The sole white cup amongst the many colored ones caught my eye. And of course these are circles in repetition and not an abstract photograph as there is a clear reference to the real world and the form is evident i.e circles.