Paul Jung — @pauljungdiary — is an Australian photographer, represented by Artist & Agency, based in New York. Today we take a closer look at the man behind the lens and into Paul’s exceptionally captured Instagram collection, that features a consistent minimalist aesthetic throughout.
What is the inspiration behind your minimalist photo collection?
The work is about removing layers form the world around us, to find a common denominator among all of us. The remaining content is left bare to evoke feeling within, a sense of liberation and emptiness are my preferred palettes.
How does your surroundings impact your creativity?
My work environment has a bird’s eye view over Manhattan as well as the open sky. It allows me to remove myself and see the bigger picture every morning. My daily ritual consists of removing everything around me that is unnecessary, which I find is the only way for me to concentrate before my work begins.
When and how do you decide to take a photo?
After it has time to swim around in my mind over a good period of time. Taking the actual photo is essentially the last chore that happens.
What is your favourite quote on minimalism?
”Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Terre des Hommes, 1939.
Would you like the opportunity to have your minimalist Instagram collection featured? Please use the hashtag #minimalissimo on any photo you capture.