Since "a picture is worth a thousand words" and this blog is about "less being more", I'm going to be a minimalist about describing minimalism :-)
Minimalism in photography primarily uses abstract elements such as, shape, color, lines, etc. Because this art form uses very few elements, it leaves the interpretation of the piece to the viewer.
It sounds simple enough, but it's hard to achieve. It's like somebody asking you to tell them a story using less than a handful of words. Could you do it?
Nicholas Burroughs said, "Minimalism is not the lack of something. It's simply the perfect amount of something."
Here are some examples of pictures I took that could fit the definition of minimalism from a non-minimalist photographer.
Often I describe what is happening in each picture, but for this blog I'm going to let you decide what the story is about. Feel free to leave me a comment with your story interpretation of one or more of your favorite pictures. I'd love to hear what you think.
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