“And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art.”
Implemented basic rules of composition such as rule of thirds and repetitive pattern. The simplicity of the picture strongly emphasises geometry.
Imagination. The Golden Triangle
“The question is not what you look at but what you see.”
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
If you are interested to learn more about the Golden Triangle, here is an excellent book written by Tony Worobiec, The Complete Guide to Photographic Composition, 2013. You may read my review of the book on Amazon:
“There is nothing more useless than a sharp photograph of a fuzzy concept.”
“Chance favors the prepared mind.”
Good composition or technical prowess don’t imply fine art. Photography might reach the realm of art through abstraction. Abstraction means images in which the inherent qualities of the subject matter are separate from the physical object. The photographer looking for artistry sees possibilities that others tend to miss. Furthermore, what is art?
“Everything is a subject. Every subject has a rhythm. To feel it is the raison d’etre. The photograph is a fixed moment of such raison d’etre, which lives on in itself.”
“I just walk around, observing the subject from various angles until the picture elements arrange themselves into a composition that pleases my eye.”
What is a photograph? Why people photograph? What is the difference between a great capture and a snapshot? Simple questions, not so simple answers. I find that studying great photographers’ pictures and reading their quotes on the topic help to answer these questions. Any thoughts?
in memory of Andre Kertesz