Lens Artists Photo Challenge #43 – Less is More

Amy challenges us to think Less is More – and that, is always a challenge… In photography we often talk about simplicity, and a photo standing on its own. No need for words. Often Black and White is helping us to achieve that.

So, let us slow down…because “Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

Less is More even when the ground is covered in spring flowers below a blue sky,

or when a lonely path strives to reach the mountain lake – because colours matter here –

The history of the phrase Less is More, is that it was adopted in 1947 by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohem. Since then, the aphorism is one of the most used (and abused) in design and architecture.

Originally though, this is a 19th century proverbial phrase, first found in print in Andrea del Sarto, 1855, a poem by Robert Browning. And it still is a phrase very much alive!

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”   – Leonardo da Vinci

 

Thank you for all your innovative and creative contributions to my hosted challenge Creativity last week! Hope to see you in Less is More this week – and stay tuned for Tina’s challenge #44 next week!

 

 

 

 

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47 comments on “Lens Artists Photo Challenge #43 – Less is More

  1. Wow, AC. A gorgeous gallery. You have selected such wonderful minimalist shots. I love the yellow wall and the last shot of the flower. What a great perspective! 🙂

    • Thank you, Susan. I wondered why they always used that ”lion”yellow when renovating old houses in Spain. But I loved the colour.

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