5 Responses to “Minimalist Photography”


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  1. Steve, you talk a lot of sense, particularly regarding equipment. I use a DLSR which was cutting edge in 2007 but certainly isn’t now, yet it still does everything I want (I bought it this year at a bargain price too!). I’m not sure if I qualify as a ‘minimalist’ by your definition but I’m certainly interested in capturing the essence of something, particularly if it normally goes unnoticed or ignored.

  2. Ankitha

    Steve,in one particular section you talk about minimalism leading to abstraction in photography. Does it not mean that minimalist approach when applied aesthetically tends to make all kinds photography as abstract photography?

  3. Corina

    Hey, there.
    I really like your way of writing and of explaining things.

    I recently understood and accepted the fact that my style of photography is abstract with touches of minimalism. It’s been really hard to find my way and know my genre also because where is not that known.

    Given that I would like to discover as much as I can about abstract as form in photography I was wondering if you can advise of any sites that focus on it, where I can find feedbcak for my work (so I understand where I’m at and what I need to improve) from people that understand this genre?

  4. Toby Madrigal

    Many perceive ‘minimalism’ in photography as pertaining to equipment. There are two strands to this: First, we have the man who carries a DSLR with a zoom lens of perhaps 28-300mm and, with a pocket full of spare (charged) batteries and memory cards, tells us that this is all he needs to get the job done. In a way, he is right, however, you will notice a ‘sameness’ about his shots. This is because he remains rooted to the spot, just zooming his lens in and out. Then there is the guy who is truly ‘minimalist’. He will probably have a 1935 Leica 111 with a 50mm f3.5 Elmar in his pocket and perhaps a spare roll of film. He saunters along, sees his shot, camera comes out of the pocket, up to the eye, shot taken and back in the pocket in one clear fluid movement. And then he moves on. And that guy is me.

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