Photographers with an eye for minimalism aren't afraid to strip back their frame and reduce elements of a scene to their essence. The result, when mastered, can be simplicity and grace – something that often brings peace to the complexity of the human mind when witnessed in an image. The concept of 'room to breathe' in a picture can offer great opportunities to professional photographers willing to accept the challenge.
Portuguese travel photographer, documentary filmmaker and Canon Ambassador Joel Santos teams adventure with a fascination for far-flung corners of the world, and the people who live there. He combines landscapes and portraiture, storytelling in places including Mongolia, South Sudan, Indonesia and Ghana. He's authored nine books and was voted Travel Photographer of the Year in 2016.
Award-winning motorsports photographer and Canon Ambassador Vladimir Rys spent his early days in the darkroom and his portfolio spans a range of subjects, but Formula 1 has been his primary field of work since 2005. He takes about 80 flights a year, travelling to locations such as Monaco and Singapore, and was named Photographer of the Year in 2014 by the Italian Motorsport Federation.
Here, Joel and Vladimir share the advice and techniques that have allowed them to experiment with minimalism to get incredible results.