Yosigo's minimalist photos - how does he do it?
January 22, 2008 1:47 PM Subscribe
Really loving the super-wide angle, minimalist photo compositions of yosigo
(Jose Javier) on Flickr. How does he do it?
posted by junesix to media & arts (14 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
In a number of the photos in this "Somebody is there"
set, you can see his distinctive style. The bottom quarter or fifth of the photo has some scenery with/out people and very little activity. The rest of the photo is filled with blurred negative space that appears to be a continuation of the sky or background.
I assume all those photos are taken at wide angle. But how does he achieve the blurred empty backgrounds that fill the top of the photos? Can this be achieved with in-camera composition or is it product of creative Photoshop work? I assume the vignetting in many of the photos is added in the computer but I'm wondering how much of the rest is as well.
BONUS: Can you recommend other photographers who shoot in a minimalist style?