My fascination with 1 x 1 format photography is a fairly recent one. It first came about from viewing images on instagram and 500px. I love the way the images always look striking and standout in the thumbnail. However once opened to full size, the image would generally loose its punch, or your eye would wander away from what it was originally drawn to.

Since that first love with the format, I have discovered the work of Bruce Percy, who in my opinion is the master of simple 1 x 1 compositions. To balance an image within the frame and remove elements from the photograph is a lot harder than I first thought. This is my attempt to look at the world differently and more simply.

© Tim Nevell Photography 2018
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