Why I prefer more minimalist aesthetics in photography:
1. Minimalist images as more powerful and strong.
The simpler you can make your photos, the more powerful they are.
The goal: make the strongest and most powerful photos possible.
2. Extreme contrast, inverse, Gaussian blur, fill image
3. How to select your photo
Let’s assume you find a scene you like and you’ve made a lot of photos of it. Then comes the practical question:
How do I know which photo is the best?
What I try to do:
Strive to choose the photo with the maximum simplicity of shapes and forms, yet the most dynamic action.
For example this is a tighter edit of the above photos:
Then what I’d say is this:
Figure out what the “visual gist” of the image is.
For example these sketches in Procreate and my iPad took like 3 seconds each:
Once we group all the minimal sketches and filled images together, then it is far simpler to determine which composition is simplest and best: