Less is more, right?

In this case: Yes!

As the “KISS” design principle suggests, Fine Art Photographer, Aras Karimi, keeps it simple.

“I like to give a chance to the viewer to experience their own emotion while they are coinciding with an expression of mine.” Notes the Iranian artist who leaves all of his photographs untitled (and uncomplicated…At least at first sight.).

Karimi sees photography as “a relationship between light and film: light as a playful actor and film as a serious recorder. Light is the subject of my works. Unlike the usual process in photography that uses light as a mean to record a scene and tell its story, I am interested in light as a story teller.”

Having developed his own technique to capture light, Karimi says: “Sometimes I set the camera in a location and take pictures of natural light through time. Sometimes I move the camera with the change of light in time. All of these efforts are to illustrate light in its most naked way, freeing and extracting it from the sense of time, space, and objects.”

Attracted to the quiet power that his imagery exerts, we find Karimi’s vision to be intentional, catching, and angularly-futuristic.

And compared to the over-exposure (no pun intended) of black and white shots all over the world and web, Karimi’s end product(s) easily goes far beyond just good framing.

The “irresistible playful beauty of light,” as Karimi puts it–as well as his ability to create such involving contrast–is felt almost instantaneously in his bold pieces.

We feel it’s because, while photographers are taught to “find the light and follow it,” it seems, Karimi has found the light and is moving it around at his own discretion.

Visit ArasKarimi.com for more.

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