Photographer Matt Crump has created a pop-art movement called “candy-colored minimalism” and his Instagram page has become extremely popular gaining over 60,000 followers. Crump is an award-winning art director and a self-taught minimalist. In addition to having his art featured by Instagram, Buzzfeed, and Mashable, he has also been commissioned by such brands as Target, Whole Foods, Samsung, and Coca-Cola.
His photographs are well known for his use of negative space, offbeat subjects, surreal images, and of course, beautiful candy-colored photos that are reminiscent of an eternal summer. Have a look at some of the photos found on his Instagram page.
Through his photos, Crump asks the viewer to see the world differently.
Everyone becomes vibrant.
Have some graffiti candy hearts!
There is a light that never goes out.
It’s always summer here.
The negative space contrasts with the candy-colored signs.
A new take on the Statue of Liberty
An invitation to return…
Every day is a carnival.
Serving up a glass of surrealism.
It’s easy to get lost in the image.
Everything looks different from up here.
Blue skies and sunny days.
Even the buildings are magical.
These palm trees seem luminescent.
Grab a dream-like burger.
Roller coaster of love.
His framing and angles are incredible.
Fly away with me.
Don’t let go!
It’s a small world.
Have a whimsical birthday.
Another candy brick in the wall.
Take a walk down dream street.
Crump has inspired over 40,000 people from all over the globe to create their own candy-colored photos using the hashtag #candyminimal.
Are you interested in learning how to create photos with vibrant candy-colored photos like these? Have a look at this tutorial. And make sure you use the hashtag #candyminimal to join in the fun on instagram and pay tribute to the photographer who started it all.
Featured photo credit: Matt Crump via mattcrump.com