Sef Quemado — @sefquemado — is a visual artist from Manila, Philippines, and personal style blogger at Fashion + Bacon. Sef graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts Major in Advertising Arts. We recently caught up with Sef to discuss her wonderful, fashion focused Instagram collection.
What is the inspiration behind your minimalist photo collection?
I’m mainly inspired by the beauty in simple things. I’m also drawn to a minimalist approach to fashion and the clean lines in architecture. And I have this strange obsession with white walls and mental institutions.
How does your surroundings impact your creativity?
Visual clutter can be very distracting, so I always try to keep my work environment as organised as possible. A clear open space allows me to stay focused and helps my creative juices flow. I also find listening to music always lifts my mood and blocks out distractions. Other than that, I like to surround myself with the few people I enjoy, my six cats, and doing the things I love.
When and how do you decide to take a photo?
Whenever I see something that I find aesthetically pleasing and easy on the eye. I like my viewer to feel serene when they see my image. For me, it’s all about finding the calm amid the clutter of life.
What is your favourite quote on minimalism?
”The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” — Socrates
Would you like the opportunity to have your minimalist Instagram collection featured? Please use the hashtag #minimalissimo on any photo you capture.