Aleksandr Smirnov – Most of my photos related to the sea. For me, the sea is a source of tranquility and energy source. During walks near the sea, I see the various objects that form the visual images, abstracted from the reality of everyday life. This minimalistic world I try to convey in my photos.
My photos mainly in black and white. Monochrome images are reduced to its main essence – forms, graphics, lines, light, shadow, textures. Color does not distract the viewer from these elements. I prefer to create a minimalistic images. The composition is built so that in the frame there were only necessary elements and nothing superfluous that can prevent the viewer to perceive the visual image. I often shoot seascapes with a long exposure. Use of long exposure allows you get away from reality. Long exposure smooths the water and the viewer can focus on the main subject, without being distracted by secondary elements. Lately I began to try more often to shoot minimalistic landscapes and urban views. And also I’m experimenting with minimalistic images in color. [Official Website]