Minimalism is not as simple as it seems; it can easily become trivial and uninteresting. The trick, and the art, is to be very creative and sometimes depart from the general rules of composition, color and form.
Andreas Agazzi PRO
A wonderful insight Gilbert! You definitely have the 'magic eye' to see and produce art disply, qualifying you as a member for the circle of great masters. Your portfolio is breathtaking with almost no boundaries if speak about genres. Great inspiration for all members here on 1x and beyond. Thank you very much for sharing your personal view on photography - it was most enjoyable to read your article! Best regards, Andy
Rolf Endermann PRO
A fantastic report that I can only wholeheartedly support because my approach to photography is similar, so I can identify very well with his images
much interesting article and something to learn about your style of seeing and processing. Congratulations and many thanks to you dear friend Gil and also to Yvette. Best regards Wolfgang
Kurt Weinmeister PRO
A highly philosophical work, which I was allowed to read here! My favourite sentence "They are frequently unnoticed by most people, but are so beautiful to me because they have the potential to be transformed into works of art" impressively describes what drives you and what motivation you and all of us who love abstract art can draw from it. It's the little things that seem to lie carelessly on the wayside that want to be discovered. This helps to understand the big things better and to go more attentively through the world. Thank you very much for these wonderful discoveries you share with us in your words and in your works! warm regards Stefan (aka "Kurt")
Mike Kreiten CREW
What a nice surprise to see an interview with you, dear Gil. Simply great to learn a bit more about you. Teacher... well that's obvious from the little tutorial here. Haha!
With pleasure I discovered you 500px profile a while ago, and found loads of your addition works. Highly recommendable! You seem to be a hunter of shapes, no matter which genre. We have that in common I think.
Thank you so much for maintaining one of the most active forums here. A shame you can't participate yourself. You would win every second month, I'd guess.
Warmest regards, Mike
Hi Mike... Thank you very much for the appreciated comment on this ' tutorial ' and at my work... Humility and respect are my highest goals as a human being and I think that is good... Else... I would now float on a cloud and set up a nasty high hat by vanity and self-bias... Best friend. Of course I am very happy with your words and I am delighted to mean something to others. I wish you a successful career and especially a lot of pleasure in photography... Warm and respectful greetings. Gil
I read it with pleasure Gil. I really are a big fan of your view of abstract photography. Kind regards. Gerard
Het doet mij deugd deze waarderende woorden te lezen van een fotograaf welke ik zelf enorm waardeer en respecteer voor de wondermooie beelden welke jij ons laat bewonderen. Het is steeds voor mij zeer waardevol andere ideeën en stijlen te ontdekken en te mogen van genieten. Vriendelijke en respectvolle groeten. Gil :-)
Great article Gilbert! You are a true master in abstract art photography. Very inspiring work!
It is heartwarming to read these words of appreciation... friend Louis-Philippe... It makes me happy to know that my work can seduce and inspire others. Warm greetings. Gil :-)
Linda Wride PRO
Hi Gil - a fascinating read, especially as I share your approach in many (but not all!) respects :) I love that you describe yourself as a painter/photographer or photographer/painter...either way, it’s about being creative with material that others might simply ignore or overlook. Greetings my friend, Linda
Hi Linda... Thank you so much for the very nice comment and appreciation... dear friend... It makes me happy to read such nice words... :-) Warm and friendly greetings... Gil
Greetje van Son PRO
Hi Gilbert, with much interest I read your article. I admire your stile of photography and it is very interesting to learn about your workflow and thaughts behind the picture you took. Thank you for sharing! Warm greetings, Greetje
Het is hartverwarmend deze woorden van waardering te lezen...Greetje. Het maakt mij blij te weten dat mijn werk anderen kan bekoren en inspireren. Warme groetjes. Gil :-)
Wow Gilbert A very interesting and didactic article. To some extent, we have parallel trajectories, only yours is much higher. Great article, my admiration and recognition of your photographs. A thank you to Yvette and to you Receives a warm greeting Jois
Hi Jois...Thank you for the very nice comment and appreciation... Best friend.. Indeed we have common interests related to photography... I appreciate your work very much... Warm and friendly greetings... Gil
Christian MARCEL PRO
Thank you very much Gilbert for sharing your vision of photography and also for this advice given generously, je suis épaté ! Merci encore et bientôt j'espère de te revoir !
Je vous remercie pour le très beau commentaire et l’appréciation... Meilleur ami Christian.. Salutations chaleureuses et amicales... Gil :-)
Mikhail Potapov CREW
Hello dear Gil. It was very interesting to read your story! Congratulations! C'est formidable!
Thank you so much for this great support dear friend. Cheers...