Inside Instagram: Timothy Baga
Timothy Baga — @timothybaga — based in New York city, is currently working at fashion house Reed Krakoff, and is a visual enthusiast with pure love for graphic, timeless, sculptural form. Prior to Reed Krakoff, Timothy spent four years at Calvin Klein house where he was deeply influenced by reduction in the postmodern era. Outside of his full-time work, Timothy collaborates and creates striking imagery with his photographer and fashion styling partners. And it is this striking photography that we take a closer look at today.
What is the inspiration behind your minimalist photo collection?
I am inspired by art, architecture, fashion, motion picture and music, as well as geometric and graphic sensibilities. I am also fuelled by the power of light and shadow, the marrying contrast of black and white with select grey infusions. I am passionate about the future without completely disregarding the past, so I do my best to capture daily: My minimalist photo collection is a visual tale of my everyday trails.
How does your surroundings impact your creativity?
A monochromatic landscape allows me to be organic and live effortlessly. Color can be distracting, so I constantly surround myself with black and white ideologies — this calms me down. Whether it is nature or man-made, I am also intrigued by grand-scaled surroundings that provokes unlimited stories.
When and how do you decide to take a photo?
Visuals are everywhere at home and especially when I travel. I take photographs to journalize a moment, but when the moment is too special or personal — I like to keep it off the feed. I give each photograph an “alliteration-like” caption to inject a sense of playfulness. A bigger story can be summed up in two words.
What is your favourite quote on minimalism?
“I call myself a visualist, because people necessarily want to give me a title. But I’m not trying to give myself a title. Though, it is a title that frees you from a lot of titles.” — Rad Hourani
Would you like the opportunity to have your minimalist Instagram collection featured? Please use the hashtag #minimalissimo on any photo you capture.