I have a new word in my diet: Parsimony. It is essentially the implementation of Occam’s razor .
Thanks to Shelley’s response upon a Plurk conversation , I’ve discovered something important about my personality that defines the way I respond, react, appear and often act.
Despite the fact that my wife and I hoard so much superficiality, I much prefer an understated environment, clean lines and single coloured furnishings (rugs, lounges, stand-alone furniture and appliances). Whilst some might consider a wood-grain finish to hardly be quiet and under-toned, it is the consistency of the style that I like. Our new kitchen is now filled with clean lines rather than multiple wood-grain in every direction, every panel has been made so the grain is vertical. (Well, almost. Now that I write this I have seen that some are not.)
Another good example of my parsimonious ways is in the display of my website . Despite ten years of having a busy appearance and design, I have always liked the idea of a quiet, subdued and simple appearance to my website. One where the content is not a duplication of what is already on the internet, where white, grey & black are the prime colours, where colour is a highlight not a requirement and where I display my activity, but not the activity itself. Why bring the internet to your website when it already has its place?
Thanks to Shelley teaching me a new word, but particularly for helping me understand a little more about myself.
It also explains the way I shoot much of my better photography , but I won’t dwell on that in this article.
Found at Wikipedia Occam’s razor : Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem : “Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.” Couldn’t possibly say it better!
The following photographs of horizons around South Australia are from my Flickr Gallery.
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