“The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t!”
Every day we come across millions of pictures, yet it’s difficult to define what catches our eyes or makes a picture unique from the rest. This is precisely the reason why more and more people are influenced by using minimalism and making a difference.
The phrase ‘Less is more’ stands perfectly true in case of minimalism.
The Uncommon Box would like to introduce Aryan Bharadwaj, A 20-year-old self-made photographer who loves to capture minimal photos. His style of photography is very simple. He always looks for subjects that reflect patterns, alignment of colors and creativity.
He claims “Photography is not just what my eyes see and my camera captures, it’s about telling a STORY.”
Presenting a special photo series comprising a few shots of minimalist photography by Aryan which are simple yet effective!
# Always being influenced by architecture, and using some amount of picture post-processing, Aryan has generated an impressive body of minimalist work by clicking this picture while on a moving bike.
Credits : Aryan Bharadwaj
# Capturing the red which creates the perfect contrast with the background, Aryan has found meaning in the most mundane of the settings. Clicked on the service road, this picture depicts the theme of ‘Keeping it Simple’. As they say, sometimes you find good shots right beside you.
# The modern architecture provides an endless array of shapes, patterns, sizes and lines and when architecture meets minimalism, it’s like cherry on a cake. Symmetry is everywhere; you just need an eye to find it!
# The most favorite among all his pictures, Aryan has bought his whole attention to the subject of the photo, without using many elements, he has captured the commuter going for work using a different angle in an unusual way clicking up for a shadow of the commuter.
# Adding people to minimalist photography is even more difficult. By showcasing an interesting human element as the focal point of the image, Aryan has made it more effective by bringing a feeling to the picture in the embossed frame. Capturing people in minimalism makes it even more impressive!
# Observing a man cleaning a floor from above, Aryan caught this shot in the mall when suddenly his eyes captured this clear and flawless moment and wanted to capture it on his camera. He had to wait for 10 minutes to get frame easily. Patience and imagination are a must have to understand these art works.
# Pictures are the preservers of Time. Aryan believes that Minimalism also includes making and creating your own minimal object and hence he has got all his pictures printed and arranged in form of art décor in a frame like a wall clock. From adding all the images and enhancing the design with filters, Aryan has led his inner creativity shine through his work in form of this beautiful outcome.
# Putting together your own mood into something so unusual, Aryan has created an Instagram logo with the help of Tea (Chai patti). He says building up such an art requires patience, patience, and more patience. Aryan thanks his fans and followers for showcasing their love and inspiring him to think of such art forms from time to time. He simply dedicates this to his Instagram family.
# Yet another one from his creative minimalism series, this shot depicts the story of a sad song. This is an art form of how an emotional song can make you cry. Minimalism can be about telling stories or depicting emotions.
# To find opportunities around you is a great way to start with minimalism. Strong lines make strong images. A good place to get started with minimalist photography is by paying attention to modern architecture around you. Leading lines, spirals, irregular shapes and other geometric designs can bring fantastic results!
# Keep it simple” doesn’t mean “keep it boring”. Contrary to what you may think, a minimalist approach requires a lot of creativity. The use of negative space is an integral part of minimalist photography. This white door with red contrasting color is a perfect minimal frame that he found inside of a mall.
# Last but not the least, in this series is a bridge shot as Aryan loves to call it, this picture was taken on a footover crossing bridge. Since it was the busy time of the day, he had to lie down on the bridge and wait for the perfect angle of this shot.
It’s difficult sometimes to put up with something that’s not normal but as you hear it, you must do something out of the box to achieve new success.
– “I have trained my eyes to see shapes.” He says.
A minimalist photographer as he calls himself, Aryan finds his style very simple. He discovered his passion for photography while he was in college and starting taking shots throughout the city using his phone. Always in awe of the art and the artist, he slowly developed his style by changing his perspective to look at things in life.
He says lines, shapes, and geometry is everywhere. They are a part of our everyday lives, but we often fail to notice them.
You don’t need to buy expensive cameras to follow your passion. Just a point and shoot camera or a good mobile phone camera can do the trick.
Aryan has learned mostly through you-tube videos and uses apps like VSCO, Snapseed & Instagram’s default editing tool for post-processing. We at The Uncommon Box applaud his art and wish him all the best in all his future endeavours.
You can also follow him on Instagram @aryan_bhardwaj07
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