Rockscapes:A Study of Forms in the Natural Formations of Hyderabad

A N, Rajesh and Mathew, Deepak John (2018) Rockscapes:A Study of Forms in the Natural Formations of Hyderabad. Masters thesis, Indian institute of technology Hyderabad.

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Rock formations in the Deccan Plateau are very old; some of them are older than 2.5 million years. Geologically, rocks constitute of various mineral compositions within the core and these decide how they are shaped due to weathering over many years. These beautifully weathered landscapes are affected by the recent rapid urbanization. Thus by photographically studying the forms and divulging the inner souls, this project attempts to sensitize a viewer towards these rockscapes. Photographs are presented in square format to highlight the form and texture. As per the psychology of shapes, square is quite balanced and that encourages the viewer to move around within the frame. It provides a clutter free and simple composition. In addition, the images are printed in monochrome to eliminate the visual dominance of color, to emphasize form and texture, to feel the timelessness and to amplify the use of negative space. By grouping the images, the subject matter is presented to the viewer with intended emphasis – singles, sky, plants, shadow and radials.

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Mathew, Deepak JohnUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hyderabad, Photography, Forms, Abstract Photography, Rockscape, History of Photography, Art Movements, Formalism, Zone System
Subjects: Arts > Design
Divisions: Department of Design
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 10:25
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2018 10:25
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