Our next meeting will be on Tuesday February 14th starting at 6:30pm.
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, will share 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.
Your assignment for the February meeting, should you choose to accept it, is finding 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.
Here are a couple of articles to get you started:
- Digital Photography School “What is Pareidolia and how to use it in your photography“
- Light-Stalking “How Pareidolia can be used for creative photography“