The 52 Week Project is a blog circle with a theme for every week (which means we all link to each other, links are found at the end of the post).

The theme for this week’s 52 Week Project was minimalist/minimalism.

The wiki definition of minimalism: Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, where the work is set out to expose the essence, essentials or identity of a subject through eliminating all non-essential forms, features or concepts.

While the Webster dictionary defines it as follows: A style or technique that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity.

A tricky concept when it comes to adding dog into the mix as most dogs consist of complex parts – ears, noses, legs, tails, coloration. My aim was big spaces to emphasize the contrast of shapes of Bender (especially his ears and profile) against the static backdrop of the buildings. Bender on the other hand, thought the sidewalks were cold on his bum, the weather was cold and wanted to smell all the smells instead of holding a sit for more than 2 seconds.

We managed to get a couple keepers.

Next visit Little White Dog Pet Photography – Sioux Falls, SD to see her interpretation of minimalism.