Poetic, Emotional and Minimalist Photographs by Kersti K

Kersti K is an incredible photographer from Sweden. Speaking about her work, she doesn’t want her portfolio to be genred or categorized under any section, words so spontaneous and poetic just like her photographs. Crediting this beautiful planet for all the good things around her, Kersti produces such deep and moving photographs. This is one of the interesting interviews we had made in recent times.

Switching to her photographs, they are certainly moodaholic with interesting juxtapositions, creating a comparison and some emotional attachment between the human body and the nature around us. Take a look at these photographs and you will agree with a smile.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/poetic-emotional-and-minimalist-photographs-by-kersti-k/

Artist Alexander Orlov Reimagined Famous Brand Logos in a New Futuristic Way

What the future brand logos could look like. Thoughts?

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-alexander-orlov-reimagined-famous-brand-logos-in-a-new-futuristic-way/

“Detached, in Harmony”: Artist Taking Conceptual Photography to New Heights

Award-winning aerial photographer Brad Walls has released a new series titled ‘Detached, in Harmony’, drawing inspiration from the pandemic, as well as from a renowned 40s fashion photographer. Audiences are invited to experience the first-of-its-kind conceptual art series from above.

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Walls, widely known for his ‘Pools From Above’ series, first set his sights on creating conceptual photography series when he noticed the distinct lack of aerial-based photography in the genre. As he explains, “Conceptual photography is mostly shot on handheld cameras, but I wanted to showcase the value of an alternate viewpoint to convey a meaningful story.”

In creating ‘Detached, in Harmony’, Walls wanted to harness nuance and meticulous attention to detail to mirror the state of the world during the pandemic. Like many, the artist had experienced how distant and repetitive life had become, and placed a keen focus on this element in his work. Through his take on the topic, Walls presents these concepts using repetition, symmetry of figures, and negative space throughout the series – trademark compositing techniques that can be observed throughout Walls’s greater body of work.

Each frame within the series is carefully arranged, placing the model at even lengths and highlighting the shadow cast to highlight our solitude and the lurking darkness of the era. Walls’s choice to have the models posed mid-movement emphasises the uniformity and surrealism of the series. As he explains, “The figures are purposefully static, to symbolise how we have been frozen in time over the past 18 months.”

Walls also draws inspiration from 40s fashion photographer Clifford Coffin’s ‘Models Sitting on Sand Dunes’. Walls’ himself is deeply inspired by coffins, who likewise like himself pushes the boundaries of traditional photography. The artist displays a melancholic sense of loneliness in his series, and balances these emotions with warmer hues, similarly found in Coffins’ work as Walls states “We all belong to something that separates us. It’s a sort of melancholic irony”.

‘Detached, in Harmony’ placed second in the 2021 Fine Art Photography Awards ‘Conceptual’ category, and placed silver in both the prestigious PX3 awards and Moscow Fine Art Awards of 2021. The artist currently plans to exhibit ‘Detached, in Harmony’ in a solo exhibition in 2022.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/detached-in-harmony-artist-taking-conceptual-photography-to-new-heights/

The 3D Digital Minimalist Architectural Artworks by Dani Miras

Dani Miras aka Sr Formica is an industrial designer, with a love for the furniture and other home objects that surround us. He believes that apart from their purpose they also transmit a sort of beautyness and emotion.

He likes to capture their hedonist character. That’s why most of his designs have that cool wave 80’s vibe, but mostly with a vintage touch from the 50’s to 70’s .

Design has many constraints, that’s why he does illustrations and photography for fun, not only as a tool, but also to express himself, and join art and design with freedom.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/the-3d-digital-minimalist-architectural-artworks-by-dani-miras/

“Shapes”: Spectacular Winning Images & Merit Awards Of AAP Magazine’s Photo Contest

Here are the top photographers and merit awards for AAP Magazine’s 19th Edition Photo Contest in the theme of “Shapes”.

Understanding shape and form is one of the pillars of photography composition, and it can make even the most mundane objects become an object of art in its own right. Geometric, organic, positive or negative, shapes influence the degree of aesthetic beauty perceived when we first look at a photograph.

The top 3 winners will be awarded $1,000. All winners will have their work showcased on All About Photo Winners Gallery, and published in the printed issue of AAP Magazine #19 Shapes.

First Place Winner: HsinYa Lin, Taiwan

“Sand Dunes: This group of photograph is about the silhouette of human body that mislead people’s eyes to see landscape photographs. The curvy lines and shadows of human body made the view of sand dunes in the time that sun just rised.”

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Second Place Winner: Klaus Lenzen, Germany

“Car park I: Even in everyday life you can discover interesting shapes and colours. I discovered these on a car park in Moenchengladbach (Germany)”

Third Place Winner: Martine Lemarchand, France

“Planetarium n°5: Mon processus créatif porte sur l’utilisation d’ingrédients et de récipients alimentaires (miel, lait, eaux gazeuse, infusions, encre de seiche, café….) pour créer un monde imaginaire qui prend des formes, des textures propre à un univers lointain, imaginaire ou interstellaire mais pourtant très proche (mon assiette).”

Merit Award Winner: Camilla Gorini, Italy

“A Study of Fragility: “A study of fragility” documents and conceptualizes fragility as an expression of the human condition. It is necessary to know that pain is a quality of being fragile, and therefore may these photographs be a tribute to pain, which is strength and rebirth, light and twilight. For strength has its fulfillment in weakness and measures the heart’s extent.”

Merit Award Winner: Maja Strgar Kurecic, Croatia

“Dancing Saffron: Part of the Floating Garden project. These photos are not just photos of flowers; they are an ode to organic, elemental life, as well as an ode to a life cycle.”

Merit Award Winner: Marlou Pulles, Netherlands

“Movements I: These amazing wooden block prints are usually used for printing on textile fabrics and are a tool to form patterns. They breath craftsmanship and cultural heritage to me. By shaping these simple, elegant and aesthetic forms a new composition arises in which de block prints are the stars of the image. They deserve that platform. Playing with lines and forms , shadow and light, stacking the objects, I wanted to create new shapes.”

Merit Award Winner: Matt Gold, United States

“697: Abstract still life image, from my mobile series ‘Phonography'”

Merit Award Winner: Attila Hasanov Mehmedov Ataner, Canada

“The Landscape of Modernity: Monolith: I reflect on the contemporary experience of dwelling in extensively “built-up”, i.e., artificial, spaces, Our ancestors lived in spaces pervaded by “natural” landscapes; they were surrounded by spontaneous, self-generating, self-sustaining entities. Consequent to modernity, our visual landscapes are largely colonized by massive, cuboid, monolithic, constructs; and by constricted, disrupted or otherwise occluded skies.”

Merit Award Winner: Jacqueline Walters, United States

“Somewhere between Here and There: Umbrellas and lanterns”

Merit Award Winner: Hyeonmin Cho, Korea

Merit Award Winner: Roland Blum, Liechtenstein

“Poetry of silence: Poetry of silence is an ongoing work of abstract aerial desert photography realized in the namib desert and it’s surroundings. the series poetry of silence XVI was created in the remote aerea of the northern namib. the pictures were taken with a high resolution camera from about 1500 meters over the ground flying with a helicopter. The Namib Desert is often referred to as the world’s oldest desert. Its name is derived from the Nama language, implying ‘an area where there is nothing.'”

Merit Award Winner: Dale Odell, United States

Merit Award Winner: Lauren Murphy, United Kingdom

“Untitled: This image is from my project, ‘On the Edge of Perception’. Lockdown has felt very isolating. Being confined to our homes, normally places we know well, has felt increasingly surreal through over-familiarity. I have explored this concept by taking everyday, mundane objects from around the house and using them to construct something more abstract.”

Merit Award Winner: Ragnar B. Varga, Norway

“Companionless: The photo is part of the “Frosty seclusion” series. With the arrival of autumn, shadows lengthen, the first frost appears, and the wind gathers strength, tossing leaves to and fro with gusty energy. The leaves scatter, revealing their differences. Each leaf is sent off on its own path, bitten by the early morning frost, isolated and detached. Using leaves as a metaphor for individuality, this series dares the viewer to stand out in a crowd and to be different.”

Merit Award Winner: Zoltan Gerliczki, United States

“Whatever hurts,with Tylenol.500 mg and 200 mg.2021: ‘I love the idea of “the impossible image” – the idea of there being no limits and of using the photograph as the basis for an image that’s in my head.’ My compositions become like another world where sensuous body figures merge with the environment and transform to become new compositional structures. My imaginary worlds remove my viewer from their commonly understood vantage points because it’s impossible to know where the photographer’s eye is in relationship to the subjects.”

Merit Award Winner: Jacqui Turner, United States

“Sensuality: Within these images, light and dark reveal the sensual shapes of objects from the natural world. Working with a minimalistic intent, I created this series, entitled Veiled in Light, to encompass what I love about nature. The organic shapes transform into free flowing forms evoking nature’s seductiveness while instilling a sense of peace and serenity, a combination that one might call an inner dance.”

Merit Award Winner: Annette LeMay Burke, United States

“Fauxliage – Calvary Megachurch, Phoenix, AZ: From the series – Fauxliage: Disguised Cell Phone Towers of the American West. How much of an ersatz landscape and manufactured nature are we willing to accept in exchange for quality cell service?”

Merit Award Winner: Dede Pickering, United States

“Alluvial Fans in Iceland”

Merit Award Winner: Sandra Klein, United States

“Doodads, a stitched Archival Pigment Print from Meeting the Shadow, 20″ x 13.5″. Edition of 3: As I sit in my garden, I watch life become fragmented – the pandemic, politics, issues of race, personal losses, all contribute to an unhinged surrealism. The beauty and decay among the verdure serve as a metaphor for this new world. Here I deconstruct the photograph, leaving the Shadow as subject. Chance takes over and I begin having a conversation with silhouettes created by the sun. As I cut and sew to create a material object, these images portray my psyche during these turbulent times.”

Merit Award Winner: Suzanne Engelberg, United States

“Murmuration No. 1: This image is part of a body of work which captures the incredible murmuration of thousands of starlings in synchronized flight. The birds form amazing shapes in their collaborative performance … constantly in flux and continually shifting to form increasingly complex and beautiful shapes. This murmuration occurred on New Year’s Day, 2021 in Marin County, California.”

Merit Award Winner: Sharon Tribelsky, Israel

Merit Award Winner: Elio Ruscetta, United Kingdom

“Arches: The project takes inspiration from one of my favourite painters De Chirico. I always been fascinated from his works and how he evokes mood of nostalgia.Empty arcades, towers, mannequins among others arranged together, creating a surreal environment which conveys a feeling of “power and freedom. The set are entirely made from scratch and they are around 1/12 scale.”

Merit Award Winner: Colin Page, United Kingdom

“The Night Train: The Docklands Light Railway train from West Silvertown to Canning Town in East London, UK. Taken from a moving cable car across the Thames. I noticed the late evening light showed the shape of the rail lines and so concentrated just on them and the train and nothing else.”

Merit Award Winner: Dean Ian Forbes, United States

“Last light”

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/shapes-spectacular-winning-images-merit-awards-of-aap-magazines-photo-contest/

Spectacular Winning Photos Of Minimalist Photography Awards 2021

Here are the winners of the Minimalist Photography Awards 2021. Winners were announced for 12 categories. More than 3700 photographs from 39 different countries have been submitted and finally the Australian photographer, Allen Koppe, who won the title of the minimalist photographer of the year 2021 and a $2,000 prize.

Minimalist Photography Awards is a non-profit association, powered by black & white Minimalism magazine and founded by Milad Safabakhsh, which aims to recognize, reward, and expose talented photographers all around the world and introduce them to the professional photography industry.

Abstract Photographer: 1st Place Winner by Daniel Dencescu

Murmurations. This series of starling murmurations (more than a hundred thousand birds), which form abstract landscapes in the sky in a sublime musical rhythm was captured in a 120 seconds window on 1st January 2016 in Rome. I still remember my reaction when I saw it for the first time. I had to quickly take my camera and start photographing it. With this series I want to present to you the beautiful shapes, forms and abstraction of the dancing starlings, who suddenly twist and turn in the sky making beautiful abstract patterns. I want to reveal the hidden beauty of common things shown from an unusual perspective of an elegant dance.

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Abstract Photographer: 2nd Place Winner by Guido Klumpe

Hidden Connections. In this series I would like to point out the hidden connections that surround us every day. Quite ordinary parts of the cityscape such as bollards, roofs and billboards make unexpected connections if you find the right angle.

Abstract Photographer: 3rd Place Winner by Svetlana Smirnova

Primitives. I made photographs of urban landscapes, transforming three-dimensional city spaces into two-dimensional abstract compositions. A dialogue between the harmony of color and shape is happening through the game with flattened space. The documentary nature of the photograph is moved to the background and gives a way to the author’s visual language.

In my works, I ponder how reducing the amount of detail can increase the impact on the viewer, and how this redirects viewer’s internal dialogue from analyzing objects in the territory of personal emotional perception and gives the viewer wider opportunities for photo interpretation. Photos are made without collage by means of optical lens effects. I am inspired by small coastal towns she witnessed all over the world during her trips, places where you can meet beauty in the simplicity of unremarkable urban landscapes.

Aerial Photographer: 1st Place Winner by Brad Walls

Pools from above. “Pools from above” is an open series that I have been working on for 1 year taken via a drone. I wanted to showcase the unseen beauty of swimming pools via an alternate viewpoint. Each pool has It’s own geometric profile and as such their own unique personality. I have chosen the most visual 5 to represent the series.

Aerial Photographer: 2nd Place Winner by Gysel Fernandini

Swimming Pool, Barcelona 2019. This photo isn’t really an Aerial Photography, but it was taken from the very top of a tower during summer season on 2019.

Aerial Photographer: 3rd Place Winner by Paul Turang

Saddleback Sports Complex. Saddleback Sports Complex from above.

Architecture Photographer: 1st Place Winner by Sandra Herber

North Dakota Winter. Winters in North Dakota are bleak, but the seemingly empty landscape is dotted with evidence of current and past lives lived there. Here are some beautiful old buildings from the ghost town of Arena, North Dakota as well as grain elevators photographed in the winter.

Architecture Photographer: 2nd Place Winner by Alessandro Gallo

The Cube and the silence. San Cataldo cemetery – Architecture by Aldo Rossi.

Architecture Photographer: 3rd Place Winner by Max Morawski

Regional Command Centre, Ziy.

Conceptual Photographer: 1st Place Winner by Allen Koppe

On Route. For my series “On Route” I wanted to try something new, something different. I wanted to challenge myself and discover a technique that had been sitting in the back of my mind for several years. I wanted to move forward and take what had merely been a concept, an idea, a thought process and make it into a visual reality.

Fine-art Photographer: 1st Place Winner by Allen Koppe

Conceptual Photographer: 2nd Place Winner by Anna Belozerova

At is not what it seems. In the endless stream of information and propaganda, a person has no time to think about his own desires. You need to find tremendous strength to resist the uninterrupted working machine of the world. Sometimes blindness from fiction burnishing to a shine is so absurd that a person is not able to notice simple truths but having seen for a moment realizes the fragility of the illusion of choice. It is not within our power to abandon the imaginary order.Destroying the walls of the dungeon and rushing to meet freedom ,we simply run out into a more spacious courtyard of a more capacious prison.

Conceptual Photographer: 3rd Place Winner by Timo Lemmetti

Repel. I have a habit to take long evening walks (with my camera of course) at a certain industrial area in coastal Helsinki. This time I saw an opportunity to shoot that bright, rising moon between the beautifully corroded fence – all in a warm sunset light – so I went closer to the fence. That’s when I noticed this one bent pole. Luckily I was equipped with my 50 mm lens so I was able to capture both the moon and the fence. I actually like the fact that the fence is not 100 % sharp, and I happen to also like that mushy film-like look of the oldish lens. I’ve come to notice that people tend to see this symbolising “Moon’s power”, but from the get-go I’ve had an opposite mindset – hence the name “Repel”.

Fine-art Photographer: 2nd Place Winner by George McLeod

Ignition. Inspired by East Asian Sumi ink drawings, I wanted to find a photographic way of producing intricately detailed, black and white images. As with Sumi ink drawing, fire is both controllable, and unpredictable. The painter controls the brush, however the bristles add randomness. A fire can be set up, lit, and to an extent controlled, yet it’s fleeting nature, not to mention it’s speed, make for an unpredictable outcome.

Capturing these images at a speed of 1/8000th of a second, a side of fire is revealed that, previous to the invention of photography, was always just beyond reach, regardless of the countless hours humans have spent gazing into it.

Fine-art Photographer: 3rd Place Winner by Anna Lazareva

Metaphysical Body Landscapes. My childhood I’ve spent at my grandmother’s house in Romania, near Carpathian Mountains. Seeing human’s strong bond with earth, observing nature, landscapes around influenced my understanding of earth beauty and mens connexion with it.

All being is something whole, indivisible. Earth, sky, plants, fruits, mountains, rivers, men, women, day, night- all merged together and flows into each other. This process is infinite and harmonious. Men came from earth, lives on earth and will return to earth. And landscapes of earth is seen in body curves.

Growing up I moved to live in big cities, my grandmother passed away and I felt loss of spiritual connexion with nature. For reconnect I start to search the Landscapes in body in my photography.

Landscape Photographer: 1st Place Winner by Rosario Civello

Tree in a Square. The space surrounding us is often composed of numerous elements arranged chaotically. I visually deconstruct the scene, discarding the superfluous, so that it fits to my natural inclination towards minimalism.

Landscape Photographer: 2nd Place Winner by Ricardo Cuartero

Camino. The image was taken at dusk in a swamp in Estonia. I was already heading home when a blanket of low fog covered the swamp. It evokes in me a feeling of hope, about the beauty and uncertainty of every journey.

Landscape Photographer: 3rd Place Winner by Pierre Pellegrini

Imperceptible tensions. Imperceptible tensions. Wrapped in the white of the snow and fog, imperceptible tensions appear. Strands of energy.

Long Exposure Photographer: 1st Place Winner by Vera Conley

Signal. These structures are found on Lake Biwa, a large freshwater lake in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. At over 4 million years old, Lake Biwa is one of the world’s oldest lakes. I’m told that these structures are used to monitor the sediment in the lake to keep track of the effects of seismic and human activity.

Long Exposure Photographer: 2nd Place Winner by Sebastian Raabe

Stranded. Long exposure of a tree trunk at lake Wannsee in Berlin.

Long Exposure Photographer: 3rd Place Winner by Michael Richard

Niemeyer Centro Avilés. The cultural center was designed by star architect Oscar Niemeyer and completed in 2011. It is located in the city of Avilés, Asturias, Spain. The fascination of this architecture captures you immediately and offers several photo opportunities. Due to the stormy conditions on this day of shooting, long exposures were essential for me.

Night Photographer: 1st Place Winner by Mihail Minkov

Reflection. The submerged church Saint Ivan Rilski, Jrebchevo dam, Bulgaria. Sony A7III, Sony 24 mm F1.4 GM, Single shot, ISO 1600, F1.4, 13″

Night Photographer: 2nd Place Winner by Thom Middlebrook

Night Tree. From a series of winter trees.

Night Photographer: 3rd Place Winner by Grace Ho

Starry Starry Night. It was a starry night at Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia, I still can remember how beautiful is the sky.

Open Photographer: 1st Place Winner by Liz Barker

Hidden in Plain Sight. There are so many visual gems hidden in plain sight in our suburban and urban environments. We walk past them everyday and are blind to them. My goal is to reveal them to those who want to see. These are images of ordinary places we pass by everyday but don’t see them beyond the purpose for which they are there to serve. A shopping centre car park exit, a suburban playground and the entry to a residential car park. They scream to be seen by an appreciative eye.

Open Photographer: 2nd Place Winner by Jan Prengel

Past Times. The composition ‚Past Times’, consisting of the architecture of a brutalist building from the 1950s and an almost as old car, puts you in nostalgia.

Open Photographer: 3rd Place Winner by G.B. Smith

Rounded. A study of the light interacting with the incredible rounded architecture of the National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington DC, USA. Its curvilinear building is clad in a golden-colored Kasota limestone designed to evoke natural rock formations shaped by wind and water over thousands of years. It was designed by Douglas Cardinal.

Photomanipulation Photographer: 1st Place Winner by Francisco Riquelme-Montecinos

Toronto 100Variety. My approach is to separate them from any other specific element or context in order to capture the viewer’s full attention to their style, details and architectural presence. This particular way of portraying them was actually born out of the pandemic. as the city shut down we become little islands disconnected from one another; the same thing happened to the stores that had to continue navigating this new reality as lonely vessels in the middle of this social storm.

Photomanipulation Photographer: 2nd Place Winner by Ilya Trofimenko

Reconstruction of Augustus Bridge in Dresden.

Photomanipulation Photographer: 3rd Place Winner by Gustav Willeit

Perspe. The title of this series, PERSPE, originated from a fragment of the German word “Perspektive” (perspective): a programmatic statement alluding to the composition work, which is based on a simulation that fully exploits the opportunities offered by digital technology. The artist traces an unnatural perspective, i.e. a perspective that is “ideated”, invented, that acts and creates “different” places by mirroring the image, thus reaching perfect symmetry often disrupted by a discordant element.

Portrait Photographer: 1st Place Winner by George Mayer

Anima. The psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung believed that there was a feminine beginning, or female part of the psychic setup, in subconsciousness of every man. He gave it the name “Anima”, that is “soul” in translation from Latin.

The anima is a personification of all feminine psychological qualities that a man possesses, such as haziness and vagueness of feelings and moods, emotional sensitivity, prophetic insights, susceptibility to the irrational and the capability for individual love. If a man does not try to relate with his anima, he gets what Jung called “a loss of soul”, i.e., a lack of vitality, flexibility and humaneness.

In the process of working on creative projects, I tend to resort to a kind of meditation and try to establish a connection with my anima, which is depicted as a nude female figure. The touch with one’s subconscious mind helps get rid of rigidity, rudeness, one-sidedness and, eventually, bond with the Unconscious.

The red circle on the works is a reference to the planet Mars. The ancient Greeks associated this celestial body with the God of war Ares, who was the personification of pure violence and cruelty. In Western astrology, the planet Mars is associated with the aggressive masculine element, the will and active sexuality. Mars manages wars, disasters, natural disasters, and accidents. In the photos the anima becomes positive, it is opposed to aggression, soothing it and helping to find inner harmony.

Portrait Photographer: 2nd Place Winner by Pauline Petit

The Woman Who Collects Men. The “WOMAN WHO COLLECTS MEN” series was born out of a feeling of injustice: that of seeing that it was much more difficult for a woman to exist in a photographic world ruled by men. Women are paid less for equal benefits. Women are less exposed. Women are less rewarded in competitions.
PAULINE PETIT therefore wished to express this injustice by offering a counterbalance to the stereotype of the male photographer photographing women. She then decides to place herself in the opposite position, that is to say of a woman photographer photographing men. And to go further, she entitles her series : WOMAN WHO COLLECTS MEN… and thus create a second counter-step to other established beliefs.

This title WOMAN WHO COLLECTS MEN leads her to reflect on the act of collecting in itself. She realizes that she has, in her way of photographing, of constituting her series, her portfolio, an approach similar to any collector: that of finding, of making the perfect piece, the one she does not have. again and that she could proudly display in her collection.

Street Photographer: 1st Place Winner by Jonas Dahlström

07:27:47 The images in this series are part of my book project called “07:27:47”. Sorted by the hour, minute and second of their exposure, they form a sequence that takes place during exactly 12 hours. Throughout this project, I tried to capture the graphic beauty of ordinary environments by focusing on the strict and minimalistic aesthetics that arise in the interaction between light, shadows and geometric shapes. Combining it with the immediacy of street photography, it can be seen as a study not only of the urban environment, but also of the relationship between this environment and the human being. The subjects are all in a state of transition, on a journey from one place to another, in time and in space. As a photographer, I found myself on a similar journey. In my search for locations, I travelled from south to north, from city centres to end-of-the-line suburbia. The book was finally published in September 2020.

Street Photographer: 2nd Place Winner by Pedro Londoño

The other side. A little boy swims on the other side of the machine room of a public swimming pool in Medellín, Colombia.

Street Photographer: 3rd Place Winner by Fred Mortagne

Street Treats. The streets play an important role in my life. They became my playground when I started skateboarding. Being exposed to street life all around the globe, naturally led me to pick up a photo camera and start shooting pictures. Being a photographer is to me a natural extension of being a skateboarder.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/spectacular-winning-photos-of-minimalist-photography-awards-2021/

Funny And Relatable Simplistic Illustrations With Insightful Humor By Liana Finck

Though good-looking details and sharp aesthetics are a plus for illustrations, not having them can be a good thing too. Simplicity in illustration helps to express the idea without any unnecessary distractions or needless clutter and helps us focus on the main message more than the flashy details.

Enter Liana Finck, who’s a master of this style of simplistic illustration. When you look at it, you might think “hey, I could’ve drawn that!” and you’re probably right, but it doesn’t subtract from the fact that they’re very relatable, insightful, funny, quite original, and explore much deeper themes than the illustration might initially suggest. Without further ado, enjoy!

More: Instagram h/t: boredpanda

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/funny-and-relatable-simplistic-illustrations-with-insightful-humor-by-liana-finck/

Artist Expresses Her Love For Cats And Dogs In Adorable Minimalist Illustrations

Agathe Sorlet is a French artist based in Bordeaux. Currently, Sorlet’s favorite subjects are love, women (whom she draws free, proud, bold, and dancing), and pets such as cats and dogs. The artist has been making minimalistic style illustrations for quite some time now.

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Agathe’s illustrations are minimal, clean, and simple in style, but that doesn’t mean they don’t convey a special message. Though Sorlet likes to draw mainly women, she also dedicates some of her time to make illustrations featuring pets. The naturalness of her art style and what she likes to convey with her work make everything feel very authentic. The colors are usually two and are alternated with contrast, to give more writing to the scenes; her creations don’t require many colors to leave their mark.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/artist-expresses-her-love-for-cats-and-dogs-in-adorable-minimalist-illustrations/

“Arbor Vitae”: The Superb Minimalist and Architectural Forms by Bezmiar

Bezmiar is an artist, illustrator and designer. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Poland. Bezmiar – in Polish means both ‘vastness’ and ‘without measures’.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/arbor-vitae-the-superb-minimalist-and-architectural-forms-by-bezmiar/

Photographer Reveals the Beauty of Female Body in Minimalistic Monochrome Photographs

We know nothing of the Instagrammer @eme.amala, except that she paints and photographs. Between symbolism and minimalism, the mysterious artist publishes, on her digital gallery, monochrome images where objects, bodies and heavenly landscapes merge. An account that will please the dreamers.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/photographer-reveals-the-beauty-of-female-body-in-minimalistic-monochrome-photographs/