“The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.”
— Douglas Horton
It is still amazing (at least to me) how a simple object, removed from it’s normal surroundings, can have so much impact. This is just a pair of shiny chromed nails twisted and intertwined on a bright white background.
Not very complicated. But it still draws us in to take a closer look. Why is that? I think the simplicity of it forces us to see complexities we would normally overlook. By removing the distractions, the message or story, along with the emotions evoked, become concentrated.
So whether it is through very minimal still life and table top photography, people and portraits, city scenes and architecture, or wide open landscape photos, to tell my story, I will always strive to keep my compositions and subjects as simple, clean, and uncomplicated as possible.
Day 141 of my 365 photo-a-day project.
Shot with my Nikon D700. 50mm 1.8 lens with extension tubes, f/22 and 1/20 second exposure, on a white background with a single 354 watt copy stand light on either side of the nails.