“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” Socrates
For me, minimalism is about doing more with less. When we eliminate the clutter and unessential, we open ourselves to new vistas around us. The picture above is what came to me in my sleep. I went to bed last night thinking about how to edit myself. I like vibrant, busy and maybe sometimes, over the top art. For this assignment, I kept thinking, “less is more, less is more.” I went to sleep last night and this vision of a peace bracelet against a cream background appeared. This morning, I pulled out my peace bracelet, set up a backdrop, and took tons of pictures. I looked through them and settled on this one. I hope you like the serenity of it.
“Less is more.” Mies Van Der Rohe
Before you think this is a work of modern or minimalism art, let me tell you how this picture appeared. I was taking random pictures outside and then I put my camera down to get something and it took a shot. I was annoyed when I saw it and considered deleting it until I looked at it again. I named it in jest … Interesting, right?
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci
The picture above is one of my favorite photos. It’s part of a series I took on a very foggy day. It has that dreamy quality about it… The next shot is the original of the first shot. I wanted you to see the un-cropped version. I had a hard time deciding which to show first. Thank you for stopping by. This has been an exercise in aiming for less while doing a bit more. Yeah. Thank you!
What are your thoughts? What photo on minimalism did you find? Were you drawn to certain types of photos for the prompt? Do share? Thank you!
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This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist This week, show us your minimalist photos.An artfully executed minimalist photograph is anything but mundane. It illustrates a moment in time, or an artistic perspective, with simplicity and grace
Positive Motivation Tip: When we start to eliminate the clutter and unessential, we open new vistas around us.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.