The first time I learned about Minimalism was even before discovering photography. I did it through DeviantArt (oh boy, those were the good old days for this platform, now it is pretty different from what it used to be) and I felt really intrigued about the concept.
Later on, I stumbled into minimalism in music, and after that, I understood that it was more of an approach rather than a fixed theme or style.
The first thing you need to understand about minimalism is that it is – despite its simplicity – highly complex. Less is more is not that easy to achieve.
Minimalism requires high comprehension of composition, and it emphasizes (in extremely radical simplification) form by using basic shapes, monochromatic palettes, and simple lines.