08 June, 2020

Layered Lines

Minimalism as Simple Geometry

A Minimalist Photograph of the lines of different terrace walls at Jawahar Kala Kendra,Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimalist Photograph of the lines of different terrace walls at Jawahar Kala Kendra,Jaipur.


This Photograph I dug out recently from an old folder thanks to the lockdown. In fact, you will find me posting my Old Minimalist Work in the coming days. I have a lot of pictures left unedited over the years that I call a buffer stock. It finally got put to good use during the corona crisis.

My intent in this Photograph which is clear from the title i.e Layered Lines, that I wanted to just  shoot lines i.e Minimalism as Simple Geometry.

I also used a patch of shadow and placed that on the left hand side of the frame to create this composition. Both the lines and the shadow on the left, add depth, dimension and creative juice to the Minimalist Photograph. The focus is somewhere on the top right corner on the pillar, if you can spot that.

The color palette also has been kept very simple and Minimalist. The colors primarily being only Orange/Red.

As I have mentioned earlier, you can create complex compositions in Minimalist Photography but at first glance these Photographs should look non-complex to the eyes of the viewer. The first reaction should never be "Oh this is messy." and at the same time the photograph must look clean and fairly easy to comprehend. (of course exceptions are always there.)

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 600 D

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/5.6

  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Layered Lines Minimalist Photograph.


Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

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