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Originally from Budapest, Hungary and now based in Vienna, Akos Major shoots with an eye for simplicity. He often places his subjects close to the center of the frame, and uses intentionally spare background composition to make his work geometrically pleasing.

We think Major's "Lumen" series is a great example of his work with color. The series, shot in an unrecognizable field of white snow, focuses on an object or series of objects with one strong color. The objects appear as interruptions in the white background, and with Major's attention to symmetry and balance, the photos give the otherwise innocuous forms a new context. Think Richard Misrach's Desert Cantos with a touch of humor.

Akos Major on Behance