Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Apparently, according to some photogroup discussion on flickr, a diagonal line is one of the more "upsetting" lines one can use in a composition. If it is true, I suspect it has something to do with the fact that the horizontal lines are less common than horizontal and vertical lines in our daily life. What do you think?


RichardAM said...

That's really interesting, and i'd never thought about that before.

But taking this at a simpler level and example, signs like No Smoking, No Skateboarding etc generally have diagonal lines and are built on the idea of negative.

Maybe it's something we're all aware of subconciously?

Linus Bohman said...

Hm. The signs are probably an excellent example of that. I do think we're aware of it subconsciously, like you suggest.