Photographer Captures Ordinary People Surrounded by Overlooked Beauty of the World

Minimal Photography Art

Photographer Helena Georgiou captures subjects that are often overlooked as we go about our daily lives. Her impressive portfolio features many portraits of people that we'd probably pass by on the street without a second glance. Georgiou gives them the proverbial spotlight in her compositions, with one facet of these portraits set against bold outdoor landscapes. Using vibrant colors and repeating patterns, these people—some front and center, other obscured—are framed by their surroundings. The result is eye-catching minimal photography art.

Georgiou’s fine art photography is the result of her passion for “creativity and details.” She explains, “Through them, I express my feelings and also attempt to bring my experiences from my trips, thoughts. My greatest influences, however, are poetry and literature. I believe the most important quality of a photograph, as in all of art, is its ability to evoke an emotional response.”

In pairing the small figures with grandiose landscapes, we’re reminded of two things: how beautiful the everyday world is, and how we’re one small portion of the giant whole. We should take more time to notice these quiet, unassuming moments while doing our part to make the world shine.

Georgiou sells her work as prints. For more information, visit her Tumblr.

Through her minimal photography art, Helena Georgiou captures ordinary people next to striking exteriors and vibrant patterns.

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The abstract fine art photography reminds us that the world is beautiful…

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… and how small we are in the grand scheme of things.

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We should admire the everyday beauty that surrounds us while doing our part to make the world shine.

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Helena Georgiou.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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