“Less is more” as the old adage goes; and this can be applied to photographic practice also.
Love it or hate it, minimalism came to the fore as an artistic force in the 20th century via artists such as Frank Stella and Robert Morris. This is our guide to minimalism and photography, featuring photographers who have made a deliberate decision to create images that embrace negative space while boasting an astute eye for composition in the frame. What has been left out is as important as what’s been left in. Some feature vivid colours (mono or duo colour of course, let’s keep it minimal here everyone), geometric patterns, and/or strong lines; some are in black and white. We’re in highly subjective territory for this gallery we realise, however all the images in this gallery fit this brief - alongside quite frankly being rather beautiful, and frequently serene. If we could leave you with one more quote on minimalism, from a certain Albert Einstein: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”