Sometimes I am struck by how simplicity is the beauty of an image. It's easy to end up in loops where you tie a knot on yourself to get that perfect picture. Do I use the third rule? Will my purpose emerge? Are colors, shapes and lines where they should be?
No, sometimes it's just so damn nice to see a picture of an object right upside down.
Minimalism and abstract art have always somehow caught my interest. There is something about simplicity that attracts and there is something about sometimes barely understanding what you see or why it looks like it does even though you understand roughly what it is.
Today, I often think that what attracts the crowd of people on social media or the internet are quick kicks and it is often obtained in images that are so obviously "fixed" so it almost looks surreal in colors and details. In that noise of colors and exaggeration, it's nice with simplicity as a break. It may be perceived as boring or perhaps even meaningless by some, but it is optional to look and feel.
Minimalism, despite its simplicity, is not very simple. Of course, the motive is a decisive factor. What is beautiful in its simplicity? Which light emphasizes simplicity well without it becoming flat and dull? Should the whole motif be included or is it part of what is exciting? Should it be in color or is it suitable to be black and white? To spend that little extra time creating something and not just "throwing out" something to photograph, I think is quite crucial.
Feel free to check out my galleries Miscellaneous 1 and Miscellaneous 2 for more image examples. Feel free to think about which images you are stuck for and why you are stuck for them. Do you always have to cling to an image just because it's nice? Below you see an example from today's photography ...
If you want to read more about minimalism, you can google or check out this page for more inspiration. https://www.thephotoargus.com/minimalist-photography/