September – October 2023: Duxbury Camera Club
September 1 - October 31
Duxbury Camera Club
Minimalist Focus Group
Minimalism in photography is all about “less is more.” It is about stripping a subject down to its bare essentials and creating photos that are a celebration of austere simplicity.
As minimalist photographers, we not only strive to keep our compositions clean and simple but we also honor the boundaries and rules that are common to the minimalist genre. For example, motifs that you will often see displayed in our works include: geometric shapes, repeating patterns, bold lines and textures. We also apply techniques such as: intentional blurring and the use of B&W, or Monotones, to help with eliminating the details.
When we started our Minimalist Focus Group a few years ago, many of us were new to the genre. We initially found it to be daunting to try and maintain the right balance of drama and interest in a simple “bare-bones” photograph. If we removed too little…our image would not be considered minimalist. However, if we removed too much…the intent and drama of the photo would ultimately be lost.
Over time, we studied various minimalist artists and increased our knowledge on the subject. This helped our work to evolve. Now, our minimalist photographs are not only simple compositions but they are well thought out photographs that convey our own personal story, point of view, and unique style.
Our exhibition, Simplicity, is the culmination of all that we have learned over the past several years about Minimalist Photography. We hope you enjoy our exploration of these simple subjects and can share in our delight at finding their true essence.
Barbara Canney, Cohasset
Judy Laliberte, Duxbury
Judith Montminy, Duxbury
Camille Neville, Duxbury
Randy Otto, Hingham
Glenn Pollock, Marshfield
Judy Pollock, Marshfield
Rain Rodolph, Marshfield
Myrna Walsh, Duxbury