Minimalism and Me

I've been reading a bit about minimalism lately. Not necessarily about minimalist art, but how to live more simply.  Like many people, I thought minimalism was all about not having things,doing without, suffering.  I was wrong.  It's seems to be more about deciding what is important and what is not.  Keeping and nourishing things/ideas that have meaning to you and discarding those that don't.  Seems quite liberating.

Looking back through my pictures from the last several years, I've found that my photography has slowly become more minimalist. Simple and less cluttered.  This begs the question. Is my visual aesthetic helping to shape the rest of my life?  or has my recent reading on minimalism helped me to see different ideas coming through in my photos?  


Further reading on living a simpler life  :mnmlist