The soft power of Wouter Hogendorp’s white spaces
It is rather difficult to find pictures that capture the true essence of minimalism–the absence of complications and the quite bare approach to the composition of minimalist image-imaking is no child’s play. Lights, angles, perspectives become the essential tools on which relies the art of immaculacy.
As an introduction to minimalism, we would advise untrained viewers to lay their eyes on Wouter Hogendorp’s work, even just for a minute. 60 seconds. This is all it takes to immerse oneself in the pristine collection of pictures created by the Dutch photographer. This all it takes to feel absorbed by the meditative and soft sceneries he creates.
Take a closer look to Wouter Hogendorp’s work, even just for a minute. 60 seconds. This is all it takes to immerse oneself in the pristine collection of pictures.
Their daydreaming appeal is complemented by Hogendorp’s true talent – distraction deprivation. His unfussy approach cancels out the attention-grabbing presence of subjects, giving effortless strength to his clear as glass images – white is omnipresent, highlighting the scarce dashes of colours.
All white everything indeed, but all light everything above all. Plays on lines, shapes, shadows and lights reach far in all of his works. These intricacies affirm Hogendorp’s capacity to manipulate light and the interaction it has on clean structures and surfaces. Unsurprisingly, urban environments and architecture are the go-to settings in a lot of his photographs – clearly, they both embody the combination of functionality and beauty at the heart of his passion. By documenting the magnetism of architectural details, Wouter Hogendorp reveals the potential of minimalist photography in all its finery.
Find out more about his images on his Flickr-profile.