I’m a huge fan of clean lines, clear spaces, and nothingness. In writing, white space is used to swallow whole chunks of time between scenes, or to represent the unsaid/unspoken between two characters within a scene. It is also used simply to allow the reader to breathe, or to imagine.
In photography, negative space can do the same. Water, wood, and sky lend themselves to minimalist photographs. Hoorah for the Pacific Northwest and its capacity to either blind us with green, submerge us in shadow and mist, or reveal how the elements clash with, then soothe and smooth each other.