Understanding of Non Sequiter Panels through Juxtapositions in Meerut, Hyderabad, Delhi

Calm, Rush, Infinite- Poornima Sardana

 

Meerut Juxtaposition- Poornima Sardana

 

Meerut- Poornima Sardana

 

Meerut- Poornima Sardana

 

Meerut- Poornima Sardana

 

Hyderabad- Poornima Sardana

 

Band Baaja Metro - Poornima Sardana

 

Delhi Metro- Poornima Sardana

 

These juxtapositions if considered as different panels inside every photograph, reminded me of the explanation of Panels, Closures, Gutter space and Sequence by Scott McCloud in his book “Understanding Comics -The Invisible Art” by categorizing the kinds of sequences in panels and the role of gutter space in those transitions. One of the categories was “Non-Sequitor” wherein he writes: “The last category suggests an interesting question. Is it possible for any sequence of panels to be totally unrelated to each other? Personally I don’t think so. No matter how dissimilar one image may be to another, there is a kind of Alchemy at work in the space between panels which can help us find meaning or resonance in even the most jarring of combinations. Such transitions may  not make ‘sense’ in any traditional way, but still a relationship of some sort will inevitably develop…By creating a sequence with two or more images we are endowing them with a single overriding identity, and forcing the viewer to consider them as a whole. However different they had been, they now belong to a single organism.”

A beautiful example of its existence in real life:

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About poornimasardana

Travel and Observations acquaint me with the Existent Pluralities around us and I wish to share those. I indulge in narratives (illustrations, words and pictures), it being my most cherished pursuit.
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