I am strongly influenced by minimalistic art, and love the minimalist style of architecture, photography, painting and even living. Although I do not practice living minimalism I think there is much to be said about reducing things to the essence.
Here is an example of reduction things to its essence. Now we have only 2 image elements (well maybe 3). This was taken on 35mm film put in a 120 medium format camera, hence the sprocket holes are visible. Of course, this could also be removed to really focus on the minimalist aspects of this image.