26 March, 2015

The Introvert

Minimalism as Less Elements

A minimalist photo of the Dark shadow of a plant on a textured Indian wall
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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There are two kinds of people according to Carl Jung's personality theory.

a) Introverts


b) Extroverts

Introverts are more concerned about their inner world of ideas and thoughts. They generally tend to avoid social gatherings and are at ease even when alone or in silence. On the other hand, Extroverts take gratification from what is outside the "self". They are at their most energized state when they have others around them. The "shadow" of the plant above can be interpreted as an Introvert as it does not wants to expose itself to the outside world and therefore prefers being in the shadow state. An introvert actually enjoys his time alone, deep in his thoughts while his family members are away at the club for a party.

But, there is a huge misconception about them. People treat all introverts with a negative bias and call them pessimists, losers, or simply think that they are depressed. Well, that is not the case and that is the message I want to convey with this photo. Although the plant is hidden from the outside world being a shadow but it is as beautiful as any other real plant or an extrovert. It is only a matter of time when the plant chooses to be out in the open and that day the Extroverts will come to know how balanced, calm and composed introverts really are.

I shot this at the Worldwide Instameet or #wwim11 which was organized by Instagramers Jaipur at Smriti Van on 22nd March 2015, headed by Amit Ginani and Taruna Chanchlani.
Their efforts are noteworthy. The theme was "Nature Hunt" and although I did not shoot subjects from the checklist they had provided but I got lucky enough to capture this beautiful shadow created by nature. I simply followed Sunlight and that lead me to this textured Indian wall.

To make the composition interesting I added a shadow line on the left which could have otherwise avoided. I moved in closer to the subject and used the shaded black portion at the bottom of the frame to balance the overall Minimalist Composition.

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