10 May, 2018

Chair against the Window

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photo of an Empty Chair against an Open Window with light coming through it. Shot taken at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur - India
Photo by © Prakash Ghai 

What we have here a Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of an Empty Chair against an Open Window with light coming through it. 


This Shot was taken at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, and this is probably the first time I have got a Chair and a Window together in any of my photographs as far as I can remember.

One of my blog followers Steve, would probably now scream and yell responding to me via email, wondering as to how am I able to get so many shots from the same place i.e Jawahar Kala Kendra most of the time. 

You know Steve, you got to be as lazy as me for it ;) My laziness stops me from travelling and exploring newer places. I mostly work in a radius of 15 Kms.

A little about how and where I found the Chair against the Window.


Well, I was there at JKK (Jawahar Kala Kendra) with a co-photographer Yatin Bhalla and we were sitting at Indian Coffee House. (in-house cafe)

I told him lets go upstairs, there is a new Cafe that has opened up called Cafe Quaint

Yatin quickly agreed and we headed out from Indian Coffee House towards the new Cafe. 

We did not know the way, so we asked the security guard sitting outside the main area near the exhibition gallery.

The guard told us that the cafe was on the first floor. 

So me and Yatin went up the stairs only to find out later that we had climbed up the wrong way to a big wide empty hall, where usually big art exhibitions are put up. And Cafe Quaint was on the other side of the building.

That Exhibition Hall was closed that day and I saw some open windows around the huge empty spaces. I took out my camera and told Yatin that I wanted to take a few shots before we corrected our course. 

Yatin smiled and replied "You are totally addicted to Minimalism and you don't want any corner of JKK to escape your camera. Go ahead, but please make it fast because I am feeling really hungry".

I began by taking a few look-up shots and some straight from the front flat window shots. 

Somehow my shots mostly work from the sides. So I knew I did not have a worthwhile shot yet.

I told Yatin "I am not getting anything good here, lets go".

While I Was on my way back I casually clicked this shot. And I told Yatin "Hold on brother for two more minutes, I think I am getting some ideas now."

There were Two Windows right next to each other on two walls and my starting shot was that I got both the windows in my frame, one on the left and one on the right with the corner or joining point of the walls right in the center . The empty chair was on the bottom left under one of the windows. 

Next, I took this shot.

This shot was simpler & I preferred it more, so I took one more shot just to make sure that the focus/settings were correct at least in one of the two shots. 

I took all my shots in the Black and White mode of my Canon EOS 6D Mark II Full Frame Camera

I was on the 50mm Lens, it was dark so I bumped up my ISO to 10,000 thanks to my Full-frame camera's ability to give me decent pictures even at that high an ISO.

I used to get a lot of grains on my earlier Crop-Senor Canon EOS 600D Camera even at 800 ISO.

Alright, now quickly also take a look at the Minimalism Type Classicifation



The Photo falls under the Minimalism as Less Elements category. The less elments being just the Chair and the Window.

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Thank you 

Have a Nice Day ! 

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