Simply-splendid: Our favorite reader-submitted minimalist photos
Abstract scenes, nods to Dalí, and bold colors show that it doesn’t need to be complicated to pack a punch.
You know what they say: Less is more. With the Minimalist Photography Award winners recently announced, we thought it would be the perfect time to challenge our readers to share their most minimalistic work. This week’s winners showed us the abstract and the bold—but above all, that a good image doesn’t need to be complicated to make a statement.
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Lead image by Chip Kalback. See more of Chip’s work here.
There must be something in the water—or, at least, Raymond Choo’s local pond. So watch out! Lurking just beneath the surface is a potentially hungry ‘gator.
With a punch of purple at a local garden, David Terao delivers a stunningly simple floral portrait. The vibrant yellow and violet colors against a dark background create an air of dramatic mystery.
Siena at rest
Walter Smith captures his dog in a quiet moment after a frenzy of play. Though the colors are bold, the geometric shapes lend a minimalist touch.
Boy at play
Gary Gustafson’s joyful image feels like something straight out of Dalí’s playbook.
Deep & dark
A cascade of brilliant white orchids spill into an abyss of sorrow. Amina Seit captures despair—but also the beauty of hope.
Instagram user EkeMoku presents a more abstract look at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s installation, Urban Light. With only the bases visible, one must rely on the shadows for a clue.