The Minimalist Photographer
Minimalist, contemporary and experimental photography by Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson Posted on: November 13, 2011
*Another blurry mirror tile photograph.
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Wonderfully composed and great light.
+Tom McLaughlan Thanks Tom – left to my own devices I'd focus on this type of work, maybe with with minimal or very degraded identifiable subject matter.
I know exactly what you mean. Well, sort of. I'm not a professional so I guess I am left to my own devices. Even so I like to flirt between the hard, crisp lines of ministract work and then the soft, schmoccusy world that you're exploring here. I find the challenge of schmocus to be enticing.
+Tom McLaughlan Consider Schmocus stolen – or at least borrowed. I've always been torn between the f64 straight photography approach where everything is as sharp as possible and the 'deliberate accidents' such as bokeh and the related dof etc.that leave room for the unexpected.
It is all about the boundaries I suspect (in both the figurative and the abstract sense). This is where the interesting stuff happens.
+Steve Johnson – "It is all about the boundaries I suspect (in both the figurative and the abstract sense). This is where the interesting stuff happens." EXACTLY!!! Bravo. The closest I've ever got to getting 'recognition' for ministract was by submitting my own definition to the highly non influential pseudodictionary! You might be interested in the final bit of it given what you've just said about boundaries: http://www.pseudodictionary.com/ministract. Cheers, tom.
+Tom McLaughlan Thanks Tom going to read it now.
+Tom McLaughlan I honestly hadn't read that before but have agreed with it for a very long time.
By a fluke some of my Flickr contacts have turned to me for ‘defining’ what schmocus means. Not that I am in anyway an expert on the subject. In fact I believe the label to imply a departure from the expected.
Having Googled the term I ended up here and was pleased to see comments from Tom – a friend whose work I care for a lot.
I also took the liberty of putting in what may be considered an appropriate echo to the above – which I rather like.
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