A famous commercial suggested to take off from the protagonist everything, but not that particular model of watch. In this case, I would rephrase it this way: take off me everything, but not minimal photography.
To let you understand better I take as an example one of the last photographic series of Felix Meyer, that, as its title Munich Pattern suggests, is pure minimalism of course, but also it’s dedicated to the city of Munich. Seats become a pattern, running tracks are described just with lines, windows tell us about the facades of the buildings: if the artist hadn’t helped us, we wouldn’t have thought that the places we can see in the photos are from a particular city of Germany. But at the end the observer doesn’t care so much, the photographs are elegant, ordered, few colors but quite vivid ones and they capture its attention.
Who needs watches, when you can have photographs like these ones?