Minimalism: Keeping it simple
What seems simple is actually complex. Take, for example, the appreciation of this set of five photos that teeter between 3D reality and flattened-out abstraction. Their foregrounds and backgrounds appear to almost fight for my attention. But it’s not only the balancing-act quality I admire, it’s also how the perfectly framed color fields and crisp contrasts amplify ordinary shapes and lines from diverse scenes: a lonely warning sign, a building corner in Cuba, a streetlight reflected from a puddle, a slanted horizon and wing from an airplane window, and the sun sliced by a sail in the Mediterranean. I could go on about what’s intricately great about each of these pictures, but I’ll stick to keeping it simple and let their minimalistic complexity speak for themselves.