WePhoto Minimal 2016 Vol 3 Dear all, I am very proud to present our new collection ‘The Series’. It was not very long ago that we had Editorial Team / Readazione Mario Bunčuga: Editor Mario Bunčuga: Art Director Pankaj Anand: Proof Simone Vivaldo: Minimal Group Leader
launched the first eBook including the photographic work of our 15 administrators, who at that time were contributing in the ‘WePhoto’ group. Since then, we have published 50+ eBooks, a special edition work called Calendar 2015 and two calendars in 2016. The new collection The Series - is made up of different eBooks, each of them related to a specific photographic theme, and including the artworks of several authors from Italy and abroad. This is the third thematic eBook dedicated to Minimal Photography.
We are so excited and happy to be able to collect such beautiful images and most of all, share them with a wide audience. Please spread it across by sharing, and recommend wherever you can to download these free eBooks from our webpages and links Do make sure to leave your feedback on the eStores â€” a 5-star rating would be greatly appreciated. This is how you may help us grow and share our passion for photography!! In this eBook you can also find the links to our Facebook Groups - WePhoto and WePhoto Portrait. Come and join, invite friends to share and enjoy some of the best images from around the world.
Special thanks and Credits Special thanks to Simone Vivaldo, Chief of WePhoto Minimal Group/Page, as well as Luca Carluccio and Nunzia De Feo, who have helped me in selecting images, contacting authors and collecting materials. They could always be found putting things together in the back office. Thanks to all authors who made this volume a great collection with their contribution. Thanks to our staff too, which is constantly managing and taking care of the group with its 11 thematic pages and online magazines.
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Thanks to my admin colleagues for their patient dedication. All this time that I have been away from the routine management of our network, they are the ones who manage everything for the group. I have no words to express my gratitude for the wonderful work they do every day with great passion and commitment.. WePhoto Network the Founder Mario BunÄ?uga
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Minimal Una parola così “piccola” che nasconde un Mondo non visto. Infinite sfumature dei bellezza, di colori e forme. Il Mondo di MINIMAL è vasto, ricco di particolari e anche non ben definibile. Minimal può essere un paesaggio che guida lo sguardo in un unico punto, può essere una foto di Architettura, una “Street”, oppure qualcosa di così vicino a noi, un particolare che concentra l’attenzione, che “CREA” un immagine “MINIMAL”. Spero che questo mondo affascini voi, come affascina me, ed I bravissimi Autori.
In today’s overly photographed world the simplistic style of minimal photography brings a big relief to the eye. Artistically speaking, minimalism depends on a single fundamental principle of keeping it simple every time using minimum amount of compositional elements, separated by shape, color, and line. Minimalism being a very subjective style is open to interpretations. It may convey a concept or an idea, provoke an emotional response, or provide a unique visual experience. You need an eye to create a minimalistic image so as to decide what all to include and what not to. This art compels you to view the world differently through the lens and challenges you to look beyond the obvious for hidden photographic opportunities. Mario Buncuga Novembre 2016
ADOLFO CARLI Milano, Italy viaggiatorionline.com/Search.asp?r=adolfo§ion= acebook.com/adolfo.carli.7/photos_albums?__mref=message_bubble
Vivo a Milano e le mie due piĂš grandi passioni sono: viaggiare e la fotografia che, ovviamente, sono intimamente legate. Non ritengo di essere specializzato o prediligere un campo specifico della fotografia anche perchĂŠ Il fotoreportage, a mio parere, Ă¨ sufficientemente ampio da concedere grandi margini per spaziare nei vari campi incluso il Minimal Ho scoperto la fotografia "minimal" solo qualche anno fa; quindi ora osservo la scena anche per scoprire un possibile scatto "minimal.
I live in Milan and my two greatest passions are: traveling and photography, which obviously are closely linked. I do not consider myself specialized or be fond of any particular field of photography just because photo-reportage, in my opinion, entails broad margins of opportunity including, of course, minimal. I discovered minimal photography just a few years ago; and now it is so that when I look at a scene I first try to conceptualize a possible â€˜minimal' frame in it. 10
CHRIS FRAIKIN Leerdam, Netherlands www.chrisfraikin.com facebook.com/chris.fraikin
Chris Fraikin from The Netherlands is primarily known for his â€˜archtractsâ€™: minimal abstracts of architectural, urban and industrial objects, shot in a contemplative way. Just a couple of months ago he presented his first coffee table book which is available through his website. But Chris also regularly travels around the world to capture his minimals in a different surrounding. In this edition he takes you with him to Santorini, Greece. In this Series he tries to train your eye to look through the beautiful white cities and blue domes from the churches and the famous sunsets of Oia and bring this all back to some beautiful details. End of this year Chris will publish this trip in a new coffee table book. 22
PREMA MENEZES Paris, France instagram.com/bellenomade/
‘If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough’ Albert Einstein
Prema Menezes is a Paris based photographer who has lived in Australia, Dubai and India, where she graduated from Mumbai’s prestigious Sir JJ School of Art. As a photographer and as a rover, she is fascinated by the constant spectacle offered by life and travel. She has travelled the world, camera in hand, striving to snatch, grab, and arrest the images that she discovers along the way.
She advocates the idea that the brain and the eye are far more important than the camera, and often uses a point and shoot or phone camera, saying ‘I love the feeling of shooting this way. It’s pure freedom. It’s always with me, always in my hand, and allows me to focus on what’s in front of me, without the equipment being intrusive’. She accepts that Art is everywhere and that you just have to be able to see it. She peers at the mundane and finds a soul hidden in there. Often as she is on the streets of an exotic city trying to look through her lens to make a picture, people passing by try to fathom why she is pointing a camera at a subject they cannot see. Her work is a silent report on the beauty of commonplace things and sights, all interpreted in a visual language of simplicity, purity, and minimalism. Please see the following Instagram account for examples of Prema’s minimalist phone photography. instagram.com/bellenomade/ 34
ELIO LAC Trani, Italy facebook.com/elio.lac.5
Un selfie essenziale e minimal su di me. Anni: molti, ma ancora pochi. Tecnica: forse, un giorno. Passione: massima. Voglia di conoscere: esagerata La filosofia fotografica minimalista in un mio pensiero: - Se la nostra mente cerca lo straordinario nell'ordinario, il nostro occhio vede cose che non tutti vedono.
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An essential and minimal selfies on me. Years: many, but still a few. Technique: maybe...someday. Passion: max. Want to know: exaggerated Photographic minimalist philosophy in my thought: - If our mind seeks the extraordinary in the ordinary, our eyes see things that not everyone sees. 46
DILETTA PACIFICI Fano, Italy instagram.com/ladile facebook.com/ladileartwork
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." Albert Einstein
My name is Diletta Pacifici, I was born and grown up in Fano, a small town in central Italy. I'd describe myself as a friendly and creative person who loves art in all forms. I've been working as a jewelry designer for a local brand since 2012. This job allows me to express my creativity without getting bored every next day. In the beginning photography was simply a way to kill the time. I used to wander around my town with a smartphone, looking for geometrical walls and unexpected situations from real life. One year from that, looking for a better image quality, I switched to a real camera, a Nikon DSLR, that, to tell the truth, I haven't mastered yet. Actually, what I like more in my hobby is the post production work I do on the photos, using Photoshop. The creative process is not straightforward; I rarely plan it.
I just look at some photos I shot and the idea comes almost by itself. I suppose it's a mix of unconsciousness, dreams, unexpected visions. I certainly love going beyond the common sense, breaking the rules of the reality that we all know and creating credible or sometimes surreal scenarios, where everything is clean, colorful and nice. I think I chose minimalism because I need putting some order in the chaos harboring in my soul, like a kind of calming therapy. In my minimalistic pictures I highlight only the parts and elements I want to show. The colors I use are always vibrant and help me to do just about that. For more than past two years I've started posting my creative works in Instagram because it is still a platform that photo enthusiasts and graphic artists from all over the world embrace and use everyday. It offers a huge visibility, with an audience more inclined than any other social network. (instagram.com/ladile/). You may also see some of my work on my Facebook page (acebook.com/ladileartwork/ ) . 58
JOANNE KALINOWSKI Melbourne, Australia facebook.com/kalinow2000
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My name is Joanne Kalinowski. I am originally from London, now living in Melbourne Australia.Â Photography has become a recent passion.Â I am a new photographer that draws inspiration from a minimalist view. At present I find myself drawn to architecture whether it be a simple brick wall or building. With a minimalistic eye I search for light, shadows, shapes, lines and color. In the last year I have been inspired through various minimal photography groups on social media, which has lead me to this great opportunity of getting published. 70
BRANKO BRITVEC Vienna, Austria facebook.com/ajdono.majnejm 500px.com/ajdonomajnejm flickr.com/photos/141763416@N06 firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Branko Britvec, born and raised in Germany but living In Vienna for some years now. My journey in photography started 7 years ago and it turned out to be my passion. Early this year I had my first connect with the art of minimalism. This made a great influence to my work and ever since has become my best choice in photography. I believe that a good minimal will attract you instantly and will leave a lasting impression. 82
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