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WePhoto Minimal 2017 Vol 6 Dear all, Like ever before it’s again a moment of pride for WePhoto to present before you the next Book in ‘The Series’ representing the genre - Minimal. Sometime ago we launched our first eBook that included the photographic work of our 15 administrators, who at that time were contributing to the ‘WePhoto’ group. Since then, we have published 60+ eBooks, a special edition work called WePhoto Annual Calendar for the years 2015, ’16 and ’17. This annual collection called - The Series - is made of eBooks each related to a specific photographic theme, and includes the artwork of several authors from Italy and abroad. The one in your hands is the sixth thematic Book dedicated to Minimal Photography. Apart from the e-version these Books are available in the form of coffee table books too.

Editorial Team / Redazione Mario Bunčuga: Editor & Art Director: - Pankaj Anand: Review Associate: - Barbara Stoia: Review Associate: Germana De Chellis: Graphic Designer: - Nunzia De Feo: Minimal Group Leader

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We are so excited and happy to feature such beautiful images and most of all, share them with a wide range of viewers. Please spread it across by sharing, and recommend wherever you can to download these free eBooks from our webpages and links given ahead. Do make sure to leave your feedback on the eStores — 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.

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Special thanks and Credits Special thanks to Nunzia De Feo, Chief of WePhoto Minimal Group/Page, closely supported by Luca Carluccio and Prema Menezes, who have helped me select images, contact authors and collect materials. They could always be found putting things together in the back office. Thanks to all the authors who have made this volume such a great compilation with their valuable contributions. Thanks to our staff too, which is constantly managing and taking care of the group with its 11 thematic pages, groups 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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Copyright All rights are reserved to WePhoto, Mario Bunčuga for this entire eBook and to single authors for their individual photographs included in the related chapters. This book can be downloaded for free and distributed freely only as a whole. The images and text are exclusive property of the authors who might authorize their use if they so wish, if contacted personally in advance. You may also order a print version coffee table book from our link through Peecho online print service. Any misuse or otherwise will be prosecuted through the prevalent rules on the subject of copyright. © 2017 WePhoto

© 201 Mario Bunčuga

© 2017 Ethan Ming

© 2017 Federico Leffe

© 2017 Giulio Lettica

© 2017 Isabelle Pluyaud

© 2017 Jasna Murković

© 2017 Sergio Maranzana

© 2017 Stefano Degli Esposti

© 2017 Steve Parker

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Minimal Una parola così “piccola” che nasconde un Mondo non visto. Infinite sfumature di bellezza, di colori e forme. Il Mondo dei 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
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ETHAN MING Taichang, Taiwan ethanming727@gmail.com facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002631588065

作者受東⽅方禪道的影響,意圖利利⽤用⽔水墨墨畫的留留⽩白技巧處 理理畫⾯面虛與實之間的對⽐比,探索時間與空間關係的存在 命題,以極簡的線條與⾊色塊實驗在⾼高度理理性的畫⾯面構成 中是否還能呈現⼈人性裡的感性溫度。


Influenced by Zen, this photographer intends to utilize the vacant-space technique in the traditional Chinese ink painting to contrast the virtual and reality in his works, and also explore the subject of the relationship between time and space. In the meantime, he also wants to experiment whether the warmness in the nature of human sensibility can be revealed in a highly rational photography composed of extremely simple lines and patches of colors. 10


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FEDERICO LEFFE Milano, Italy www.facebook.com/federico.leffe www.instagram.com/federicoleffe/

Mi ero già trovato per le mani una reflex ma l'incontro non fu fruttuoso. L'analogico non faceva per me. Mio padre immortalava coi suoi scatti ciò che amava: la propria famiglia. Io adoro i particolari architettonici. Questo non l'ho capito subito, anzi. Sono arrivato a ciò dopo un processo di ricerca personale durato molto tempo. All'inizio ero attratto dalla street photography. Ho presto capito di non saperla fare. Continuo ad apprezzarla ma non a produrla. Ho così cominciato a cercare ciò in cui mi riconoscevo. Mi piace svelare particolari: una ricerca nella ricerca. Esprimo il mio punto di vista attraverso il quale trovo me stesso.


I had got a Reflex camera to try my hands on but the experience was not worthwhile. The analog did not do it for me. My father had accomplished what he loved: his family but I loved architectural details. Though I did not understand this right away. I came to this conclusion after a long individual research. At first I was attracted to street photography but soon I realized that I did not understand how to do it. I continue to appreciate it but still I am not able to produce it. So I began to look for what I was more comfortable with and as I liked to realize details I chose minimal photography. Today I can express my point of view through my work that also helps me find myself. 22


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GIULIO LETTICA Ragusa, Italy www.flickr.com/photos/elgiulio www.facebook.com/giulio.lettica

"Nato nel ’52, iniziai le prime esperienze fotografiche nel 1977, da studente, quando, per i costi, prima di fare uno scatto, dovevo pensarci bene. La libertà fotografica arriva con il digitale, accorgendomi, così, che, oltre al mondo che fotografavo, ne esiste un altro,  fatto di semplicità, particolari ai quali siamo abituati, ma che offrono tanti nuovi aspetti e stimoli: basta guardarsi intorno, per scoprire quanta bellezza esiste nelle cose di tutti i giorni. Nella mia "caccia" fotografica non trascuro i soggetti tradizionali, ma ciò che più mi gratifica è quando riesco ad isolare linee, forme, colori, dettagli, riempendo con questi scatti il mio “carniere”."


Born in '52, I started my first photographic experience in 1977 as a student, when, before I took a shot, I was expected to think about it thoroughly because of the huge cost factor involved with the film and its processing. I now realize that the real photographic freedom comes with digital camera. In addition to the world I have been photographing, there exists yet another world, which is made of simplicity. We are so accustomed to this other dimension that we do not notice it, but when we do, it offers so many new aspects and tremendous stimuli. You just have to look around to discover how much beauty exists in everyday things. In my photographic quest I do not neglect the traditional subjects, but what is most gratifying is when I can isolate its lines, shapes, colors, details, which is what satisfies my appetite for creativity. 34


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ISABELLE PLUYAUD Touraine, France www.facebook.com/isabelle.pluyaud

Isabelle PLUYAUD, française, 54 ans. Je vis dans le Centre de la France, en Touraine, région célèbre pour ses châteaux et ses vins. Elle est surnommée « Le Jardin de la France ». Elle est connue pour être le berceau de la langue française pour son absence d’accent. Je ne suis pas une photographe professionnelle. Pour moi, la photographie est avant tout une passion, comme la musique, la peinture, le dessin, la décoration, la marche. Un moyen de me ressourcer, de m’évader, de m’échapper de la vie quotidienne. Je fais de la photographie depuis plusieurs années (paysages, faune et flore). En mai 2016, par l’intermédiaire de groupes de photos, au sein d’un réseau social, j’ai découvert la photographie minimale. Cet art photographique me passionne, et depuis ma vision, mon approche photographique s’oriente principalement vers le minimalisme, qui me fait vibrer artistiquement, et qui change ma perception du monde qui m’entoure


I am Isabelle Pluyaud, a 54 year old French, living in the center of France, in Touraine, a region famous for its castles and wines. It is called “The Garden of France”. It is known to be the cradle of the French language for its absence of accent. I’m not a professional photographer. For me, photography is above all the passions, like music, painting, drawing, decoration, walking. It’s a way to revitalize and escape - escape from everyday life. I have been doing photography for several years (landscapes, fauna and flora). In May 2016, through some photo groups within a social network, I discovered minimal photography. I am passionate about this photographic art, and since my vision, my photographic approach has focused mainly on minimalism, which makes me vibrate artistically, and changes my perception of the world around me. 46


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JASNA MURKOVIĆ Cakovec, Hrvatske www.facebook.com/jasna.murkovic

Ja samJasna murković iz Hrvatske. Rođena sam 9.5.1961.u Varaždinu, a živim u obližnjem gradu Čakovcu. Radim kao učiteljica u osnovnoj školi. Volim fotografiju, naročito minimalističku


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SERGIO MARANZANA Castellazzo Bormida, Italy www.facebook.com/sergio.maranzana.18 www.instagram.com/sergiomaranzana/

Fotoamatore per passione dal 1987, si è avvicinato alla fotografia iscrivendosi al Fotoclub Gamondio di Castellazzo Bormida, dove è nato e risiede, partecipando da subito a numerosi concorsi fotografici e ottenendo nel 1993 l'onoreficenza A.F.I.(artista fotografo italiano), grazie alle tante ammissioni e premi F.I.A.F. conseguiti. Presidente del Fotoclub Gamondio dal 1996 al 2013, ha organizzato con l'associazione numerose mostre e proiezioni con temi di attualità, nonché l'annuale Calendario fotografico realizzato continuativamente fin dal 1993. Dai primi anni 2000 collabora con alcune Cantine Vinicole ed Associazioni varie, fornendo fotografie per la realizzazione di calendari e pubblicazioni. Dal 2006, presso l'UNITRE di Castellazzo tiene il Corso di fotografia con tecnica sia analogica che digitale, mentre dal 2012 collabora col F.A.I. (Gruppo di Castellazzo) per la realizzazione e gestione mostre nelle varie manifestazioni; infine dal 2013 è iscritto al circolo culturale FERRARI di Acqui Terme dove partecipa a tutte le iniziative. Nel corso della sua ormai trentennale passione ha trattato pressochè tutte le tematiche spaziando dalla paesaggistica all'architettura, alla ritrattistica, ed ultimamente è affascinato dalla Street


Sergio (68) has been a photographer since 1987 all because of his passion. He learned the art at the Gamondio Photoclub in Castellazzo Bormida, in Italy where he was born and resides. He has been taking part in numerous photographic competitions and has obtained AFI honors (Italian photographer) in 1993 thanks to his many participations and various FIAF awards achieved. Being president of the Gamondio Photoclub from 1996 to 2013, he has organized numerous exhibitions and expositions with cultural events as well as he brought out the annual Photographic Calendar that has been in progress since 1993. Since the early 2000s, he is continuously being assigned with the projects for some wineries and their associates to shoot photographs for their calendars and publications. Since 2006 he has been teaching photography courses at UNITRE, Castellazzo using both analog and digital techniques, and since 2012 he has joined hands with F.A.I. (Gruppo di Castellazzo) for the realization and management of photo exhibitions at various events. He is also a member of the FERRARI Cultural Circle of Acqui Terme since 2013, where he is a part of all their initiatives. During his thirty-year long passion he has dealt with almost all the themes ranging from landscapes to architecture, to portraiture, and is lately fascinated by street and minimalist photography. 70


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STEFANO DEGLI ESPOSTI Sasso Marconi, Italy steve140758@gmail.com www.facebook.com/stefano.degliesposti.7 www.instagram.com/stefanodegli/ www.stefanodegliesposti.com

Sono Stefano Degli Esposti,nato a Casalecchio di Reno , vivo a Sasso Marconi (Italia). Ritraggo ciò che mi colpisce, come l’astrattismo che soddisfa la mia creatività. Le mie foto sono un’elaborazione interna di ciò che vedo e sento, come animali, piante, personaggi immaginari di “Fantascape”, reportage aereo su un deserto spagnolo o diamanti,cubi,l’arpa di “Harpatecture”,progetto di architettura di Harpa, casa culturale islandese. Viaggio spesso e redigo testi di viaggio, insieme alle immagini. Faccio mostre dal 2015(Museo Gonzaga-Novellara- RE, Museo naz.le Fotografia-BS). Ho partecipato al MIA Photo Fair 2017Milano; “Panorama online” ha pubblicato 10 foto nelle rubriche“Grandi Fotografi e“Foto Più Belle”.


My name is Stefano Degli Esposti, born in Casalecchio di Reno and living in Sasso Marconi, Italy. I capture everything that impresses me, but specifically abstract satisfies my creativity the most. My works are my inner processes of what I see and feel, like imaginary animals, plants, characters of Fantascape, aerial reportage over a Spanish desert or diamonds, cubes, the harp of Harpatecture, project of architecture of Harpa, home of Icelandic culture. I travel often and write travel tales, with pictures. I make exhibitions since 2015, (Gonzaga Museum in Novellara, RE; National Museum of Photography, BS. I participated at MIA Photo Fair 2017 Milan. Panorama Online published 10 pics in the sections -Great Photographers and Nicest Pictures. 82


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STEVE PARKER London, UK spgd@btinternet.com


Having spent most of his working life as a graphic designer, Steve Parker is now concentrating on developing his love of photography. In his early years, Steve utilised his natural aptitude for art and design and found himself working alongside architects, planners and urban designers producing technical literature and graphics for urban development projects in the UK and overseas. This grounding was the foundation for a 35-year career as a commercial graphic designer. Steve now focuses on expressing his art through the lens of a camera. Using natural and urban habitats as his canvas, Steve’s photographs are fuelled by his graphic sense of colour, shape and texture. The juxtaposition of large and small, dark and light, and an appetite for the quirky, feature prominently in much of his work. Other projects have included stage and film set stills, lifestyle and street photography. 94


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Minimal vol 6  

In today’s overly photographed world the simplistic style of minimal photography brings a big relief to the eye. Artistically speaking, mini...

Minimal vol 6  

In today’s overly photographed world the simplistic style of minimal photography brings a big relief to the eye. Artistically speaking, mini...

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