Camera Position 181 : Less Is More

The great architect Mies van der Rohe is famous for the phrase “Less is More” to describe his approach to simplifying his designs. That philosophy can be applied to photography as well, as it is often better to make fewer, but more thoughtful, images.

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Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House
Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House

2 thoughts on “Camera Position 181 : Less Is More”

  1. Thanks again for another thought provoking post Jeff.

    Equally applicable to our photographic practice is another saying ascribed to Mies: “God is in the details”. For instance fewer shots are necessary if we pay attention to the detail at the time of capture.

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