We always make the wrong assumption that by buying new gadgets, phones, and devices— we will somehow “upgrade” our lives.
GAS: Gear Acquisition Syndrome, a horrible disease that plagues us all.
Dear friend, If you’ve ever woken up, and felt, “What is the fucking point of living?” this letter is for you.
So we established the fact: to be happier is to make more photos.
Ok, imma essay some ideas on photography and the purpose of life.
Dear friend, let us thank God we’re alive.
“The beginning is the end.” – Heraclitus I started as a beginner photographer, gained experience, and now I’m going in reverse— trying to become a beginner photographer again.
I like Henri Cartier-Bresson. But who was he inspired by?
Your most valuable tool in photography: your eyes.
Dear friend, I think one thing a lot of us are chasing — to evoke more of the impulse to photograph.
If you’ve never been to New York City for street photography, you must go.
We cannot change reality, but we can change ourselves.
I’ve always loved car designs, but was never sure why. Now, I think I know why.
Dear friend, The world can look like a shitty place. Regardless, how do we stay optimistic, and overcome any sort of pessimism we may face?
Be adamant about what is important to you. The word ‘adamant’ comes from this fictional material called ‘adamantine’ — which was seen in ancient times as untamable, and indestructible, and invincible. That means in life, don’t compromise what is truly important to you. Be flexible to the small details in the life, but don’t betray […]
Dear friend, The last month I’ve been living in Saigon in airplane mode, and I feel like I’m on a whole next-level ZEN mode.
Dear friend, I’ve always been a pretty brave person, but even now — I fall victim to anxiety.
Dear friend, If you ever get scared by people — this letter is for you.
Dear friend, Your ceiling has no limits. Why do you hold yourself back?
Dear friend, In life, there is an important difference between “will not” and “cannot”.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of necessary work we need to do in life in order to stay alive.
Dear friend, Some friendly advice: Don’t forget that photography is supposed to be fun — don’t take it too seriously.
Dear friend, Practical advice: avoid debt at all costs in your photography.
A street photographer is a professional flaneur.
Compromise The wise Do it never. Never stay tethered To the expectations of others Maybe, perhaps…even that of your lover.
CONQUER FEAR peer into the depths of your soul What action do you want to take Or make To mold Your own world?
WHY NOT? Should be our motto.
Dear friend, I’ve been thinking of what it means to be great, or have grandeur.
We often think that more information is better.
If you want to grow, you need to prune yourself.
To me, information is power.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson invented the concept of “the decisive moment” in photography, but I think it is misunderstood.
The less real, the greater the worth. (How artists see The World?, via Nietzsche)
If I were to have an iPhone Pro, this is what I would like as a photographer.
One key to success: THINK BIG.
Dear friend, If you’re a diamond, you can only be cut by other diamonds — aka, materials that are as strong as you (if not stronger than you).
An idea: buy dual RICOH GR II. Both with ERIC KIM STRAP. Like dual pistols in Goldeneye 007. Or like Jay-Z with twin Bugattis outside the Art Basel. Living life colossal.
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