LAPC #202: Minimalism/Maximalism
This week, Sofia leads the “Minimalism/Maximalism” theme — “It could also be simplicity/complexity or Sparce/full.”
Maximalism in photography means the photo has lots of elements competing with, and playing off of each other. It can be seen everywhere in Alhambra:
On the other hand, negative space, simplicity, lines/shapes, … are the elements for minimalism. Here you see the contrast between Maximalism and minimalism in architecture:
Minimalist photographers usually focus solely on one particular subject, rather than an abundance of color, patterns and information. Maximalism and minimalism in nature:
“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
The photo below was captured early in the early morning:
Sofia is right, Minimalism or Maximalism examples can be found everywhere. Here is a beautiful art painting of three women in the center, filled with different patterns, shapes, colors, and flowers around them, by Christiane Lyons.