Take a look at several pieces of Morris’ (VII) work. As far as I know he began experimenting with this style around the time he started shooting the White House for TIME. His book “My America” works a lot better than the car series.
I agree that Morris could have edited ‘Auto America’ tighter. I probably would have dumped about 6 of those shots. But I find that the Morris shots that work, are better than the three shots from â€œAutoportraitsâ€.]]>
There is a fine line between what works and doesn’t work when you are doing this very minimalist style. If it goes wrong it can either look like a shot from an IKEA catalog or one of the gazillion shots that are processed everyday at 1-hour photos or grabbed digitally and are of little or no photographic value.
I think one guy who is getting this minimalist look it right is Christopher Morris. Click over to the VII Photo site and take a look at ‘Auto America ‘. Much stronger compositions that turns a mundane subject into a piece of graphic art and capture a mood. And he doesn’t even have any people in his shots.]]>