by -- Lyency November. 13, 2016 374 views

eastgate, louisville, ky

remarks on minimalist photography — 

it is much easier to put a definition into words than achieve it adequately through images. this is the conclusion that i reached after following a brief internet search, and evaluating a few photographs of mine from last years 

when framing a definition one usually takes a position balancing (or not) between equipment, aesthetics, picture taking, photography processes. then as a “proof” or “demonstration” there are sample images, one finds a list of practical advices, even a text book, how to “practice” minimal photography

i must agree with the objections claiming that minimalist photography as an art form must be the expression of a state of mind, and it cannot be understood as a conscientious goal-oriented activity. at this point one must forget about all the words and speculations, and should turn to images

a few masters come into my mind whom i would consider to represent minimalist photography and their remarkable photographs such as the grasses in snow shots by Harry Callahan, or László Moholy-Nagy’s photograms, or Lewis Baltz’s objective cityscapes

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Jacki 4 years, 10 months ago

I think you would enjoy meeting another photographer friend of mine some day... his name is Dan Meylor. You will find him on my Facebook friends list but I don't know how his setting are so you may or may not be able to see his page. In my opinion his gift lies in photographing homeless people (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209754225436550&set=pb.1358536524.-2207520000.1479100965.&type=3&theater). But he never quits experimenting and now seems focused on simplicity and shapes (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209720782640501&set=pb.1358536524.-2207520000.1479100965.&type=3&theater) ... some of what he is doing now reminds me of your photographs.

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-- Lyency Replied to Jacki 4 years, 10 months ago

tthanks Jacki, i'll go to see him.

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