Minimalism Continued


It has been several months since my last log. The last time I wrote about how I’m slowly finding my identity as a photographer and artist. I find my work veering toward the broad genre of minimalism. Just to share a little excerpt from Wikipedia, “In visual arts, music, and other mediums, minimalism is an art movement that began in post World War II western art, most strongly with American visual arts in the 1960s and early 1970s.”. I have been working on my photography these past months, exploring and making images that were more literal in the sense of the word, Minimalism. Slowly, I’m understanding minimalism as a philosophy and concept in my work. I have been thinking that my work must diversify and not be caught in that one dimensional mindset. So I think I have to be very attuned to balancing the application and conceptual thinking when taking the photographs. I do keep myself very aware not to step into that web of taking things too literally (a lesson painfully learnt during my days in Art School). Having a story to tell is perhaps the strongest way to express the image to the viewers. It takes a lot of consideration and a lot of shoots to produce one strong image, the composition, the lighting, the subjects, the mood and the setting. So that is where my photography is headed currently, with the gradual understanding of minimalism, applying it to many genres of photography and slowly crafting and piecing my identity and style as a photographer. Never stop pursuing what you love and log your hardships, for in those times where we suffer the most, is where stories come out from, and what defines us as an unique individual in this world where people are pursuing other’s success. Be your own authentic self and create!