Urban photography by Stuart Allen

Minimalism is like Marmite

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Minimalism is like Marmite

Marmite is a famous British branded yeast extract spread. It has lovers and haters, and not much in between. The manufacturers even use this love/hate relationship as a feature of their advertising. I find a similar love/hate standpoint toward minimalism in photography, and wonder why it is like that.
In the featured photograph I see a beautiful arrangement of shapes and colours where others may just see a sign against a wall. It is this transformation from the mundane which excites me about minimal photography, in the same way that, for me, Marmite transforms a mundane slice of toast into an exciting taste sensation.