Simplicity and I - we have a long and very complicated relationship. I feel like I am in a constant struggle trying to simplify my life, my surroundings, my environment, my relationships. I see myself constantly reorganizing, rethinking, repositioning and then I find myself in the middle of the room cluttered with the remnants of my efforts to simplify. For me it seems to be a never ending pursuit. Maybe thats why I have always been infatuated with math and geometry - it is simplicity in its purest form; it is nothing but logic.
I can spend hours looking at Sol LeWitt's wall murals, I am drawn to (into?) them. Two of my favorite photographs ever is this one by Andre Kertez and this one by Fan Ho. Andre Kertez with his amazing gift to create photographs with so much meaning yet so simple visually always amazes me.
There is nothing but light and darkness (and everything in between). The world of the image is bounded by the frame. I can leave everything extra outside. That is a way for me to find and capture simplicity in the world that surrounds me. It is my way of processing reality around me. I strive to show this vision through my pictures and ironically I am at the beginning of a long way to achieving it.
Recently I joined the blog circle called Simplicity. This is my first installment.
What does simplicity mean for you? Does it matter anything in your life or it is no more than just a buzz word?