Simplified Photography

There is a trend to get as many details as possible into a photo these days. Some of the buzzwords are 'HDR' and 'Tonal Contrast' that enhance details in shadows parts of motives and add an almost 3D-like effect to the pictures respectively. Nothing is wrong with that. It can look amazingly done right.

However we should not allway work 'inside the box'. So I want to investigate the opposite option: taking away details. This technique is called simplifying. At least that is what I call it.

To add yet another dimension to simpleness for some of the pictures I work from low-resolution material or tight cropped exposures and thus getting close to the actual pixels.

Some of these pictures are published in my book Blend Modes. You can also buy them as framed prints at


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This image is included in the book Blend Modes


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