Minimalist Art Photography

January 3rd, 2011

Minimalist photography is known to be the art of less. Such calm pictures focus mainly on a few essential elements for composing the perfect shot. This type of photography art provides a challenge — by arranging only one or two elements in a scene to share a particular message across. In this post, we hope you will find some inspiring minimalist photography and see that sometimes a little shows a lot!

Minimalist Photography


Minimalist natural pinecone








Sacandaga ice fishing shelter

Minimalist Photography


She Moved To California

the docks

Minimalist Photography

Shadow Games

Minimalist Photography


4 Round Bales

Red, Red Brick Wall



Do not even listen


Nothing Can Happen to Us


flight to Europe…

A Haiku In Progress

Minimalist street lamp


Luzerne, Switzerland

dust storm

Straw bales on the horizon line

Coffee To Stay


Hi, I'm Prakash Ghodke, an 18 year old from India working as freelance Web/Graphics Designer. Owner of Webdesignersdesk where i share tutorials and resources related to web design and web development. You can follow me on twitter.

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44 comments for „Minimalist Art Photography
  1. Sunalini on January 3rd, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    some lovely shots like “icicle” & “Minimalist street lamp”

  2. Erkan Yilmaz on January 3rd, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Nice pics … thanks for sharing !!!

  3. Arshad Cini on January 3rd, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Wonderful shots..”House” photo is perfect


  4. Tyler Wainright on January 3rd, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Awesome examples – very inspirational for the upcoming year. I’ll definitely try to incorporate more minimalism in my photography this year

  5. Vivek Parmar on January 3rd, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Awesome, some of them are great. thanks for sharing

  6. Terry at Blue Kitchen on January 3rd, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Beautiful images, owing much to the bold graphic work of photographers like Pete Turner in the ’60s. Google him and you’ll see what I mean.

  7. NoNo on January 3rd, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Great pics to have on your walls !

    one of mine :)

  8. ArenaCreative on January 3rd, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Less is definitely more, most times – whether its in design, photography, or even dessert :)

  9. Rebecca on January 3rd, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Some of these are quite striking.

  10. Ryan Rosado on January 4th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    You found some extremely good examples of using the minimalist style effectively. I work with a graphic designer and she has inspired me to utilize the minimalist on my blog. I feel it helps people hone in on the important details.

  11. Andrew on January 4th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Very, very nice! :)

  12. Guy Armitage on January 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Great works! Quick question, how does one submit photos? Or do you go and find them yourself?

    I’ll sneek this one in if I may?

  13. Paul Hassing on January 5th, 2011 at 5:26 am

    VERY nice! Many thanks, Prakash! Best regards, P. :)

  14. Adriana on January 5th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I love the photo with the leaf – the first photo. I can see it on a huge canvas on my living room wall, it would look great! All of these photos would blend in magically with any minimal home decor. Great article!

    • WingLee on February 15th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      home decor, I agree with u!

  15. James Batek on January 6th, 2011 at 4:32 am

    I like the aspect of this vast unreadable texture punctuated with one or two objects which transform the work into one of realistic meaning.

  16. Chart on January 6th, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I love all these pictures.
    Thanks a lot

  17. Jay Vada on January 6th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Great stuff as always…inspirational…and I’ll tell you why. I teach a senior commercial photography class to a class of crazy seniors within a tech school environment. I showed your examples and made this an assignment for them which they seemed to enjoy if their results are
    any example! Would be happy to share them with you if you wish for critique! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! -V

  18. Harry Hilders on January 6th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Beautiful shots!

  19. Nalivaeff on January 6th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Where is the retwit button?

  20. Cille on January 6th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Beautiful images, owing much to the bold graphic work of photographers like Pete Turner in the ’60s. Google him and you’ll see what I mean.

  21. Irregular Activity on January 7th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Wow, great collection. In fact I was looking for some inspiration today for new photography ideas, and this has really made me think (again)! Thanks.

  22. fuzzimo on January 7th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Minimalist art is very interesting when done right. Great shots!

  23. f4rk4s on January 9th, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Its fun, i’ve also made the minimalist street lamp few months ago. Almost same as yours but rounded.

  24. java bean on January 9th, 2011 at 1:44 am

    WHAT LUCK! I I found your site on yahoo. this is really great stuff! I have added your site to my faves. I will be back often.

  25. ducnt on January 9th, 2011 at 4:28 am

    Wonderful, nice pics :)

  26. Tours in Rio de Janeiro on January 13th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    What a great site…and great shots!

  27. cr3ativa on January 14th, 2011 at 9:48 am

    wow… they are a beautiful photos, nice moments, good photographer.

  28. photopoly on January 17th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Nice shots! simple and beautiful

  29. pixeldamnation on January 29th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    so little but with so much to offer you could make a story out of each photo !!! love them all

  30. Photo Calendars on February 18th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    very simple but artistic photos. I should learn more.

  31. Seth on March 21st, 2011 at 12:31 am

    These photographers have an amazing ability to capture normal every-day things and make art. They are all so pleasing to look at and I really enjoy minimalist art.

  32. dineshlakhe on June 12th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    never see work like …………………..gr8

  33. inciler on July 9th, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Great photos.

  34. Sudheera on August 10th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    superb shots.. very artistic.. “Storebelt” is the best.. love it

  35. Jason on January 14th, 2012 at 2:45 am

    when you get that expansive space and a little imgae in their it really makes it epic .. like the bridge with the seagull. they all are very powerful..


  36. Guy on January 30th, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Magnificent! Bravo!!!

  37. mari on April 19th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Beautiful !! my favs cavernous, silence and red red brick wall . An inspiring collection.

  38. mohsin on May 15th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Lines photography is good

  39. canvas prints on October 13th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Amazing pictures you have added in this post, very nice art photography, every picture has great attractive look, you have great photography skills, i want to sat thanks for sharing this great post.

  40. ashley Beolens on November 2nd, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Some excellent examples, I love the starkness of minimalism.

  41. Philip on November 14th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Great website design. I love the way the background soft-focus part causes the contents of the page to look as if it is standing out from the rest. A good 3D effect.

    Oh yes, and the pics are good too!

  42. saad Haadi on December 5th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Great wonderful & beautiful ART. Amazing shots, very well done pictures, love it. Thank you…..

  43. Linda on December 10th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I love these photos, probably because they resemble pictures I take
    (thought these are much cleaner). How nice this style is actually called
    something: minimalist. I like that.