Presentation: Minimalist Landscape Photography
Minimalist landscape photography strives for simplicity, sparseness and careful composition, shying away from overabundance of color, patterns, or information. Jon Tobiasz, one of the winners of the 2022 Minimalism Photography Awards, shared how his photography practice strives to reveal forms hidden in the landscape by subtracting the inessential. From an initial experience in landscape to a finished print, this practice is guided by iterative reduction, dissolution and forgetting. By such constant prodding, he closes the loop between formlessness and form, shaping the content of his photographs.
Tobiasz is a fine art photographer who lives in Lincolnville, Maine and received his MFA from the Maine Media College in Rockport, Maine. He has taught both digital and analog photography and has exhibited his work throughout Maine and Vermont. You are see Jon’s work at jontobiasz.com
Members have the opportunity at each meeting to submit images for a supportive discussion of what works and what could be done differently.
Our assignment for the February meeting was to find faces in everyday or inanimate objects, also known as facial pareidolia. Scientists at the University of Sydney have found that not only do we see faces in everyday objects, our brains even process objects for emotional expression much like we do for real faces, rather than discarding the objects as false detections.
Members shared these additional photographs they made over the past month.