Eric — if you bought that new Leica, you would realize your potential.
If you’re reading this — you might be considering whether to go to photography or art school.
I want to write you a letter about why I write:
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“I build the cars I like. If people wished to buy them, well, that could possibly be arranged.” Ettore Bugatti
It is impossible to know whether others will like your photos or not.
I’ve been ‘tracing’ my favorite Edward Hopper paintings to better understand light, composition, color, and form:
our souls be so thirsty
for something true and real
and worthy to become me.
My current mood-board:
I had this thought recently — nothing unlimited is good, and nothing good is unlimited.
This is a list of my personal favorite equipment in photography, computers, and life (as of 2017):
I want to share why I fast (or why I don’t eat breakfast or lunch).
A concept I want to share with you in photography: “The regret minimization framework.”
Here are some lies that were spoon-fed me in photography, and I will debunk them for you:
Living in a cubicle hell,
with shit to sell
How will you feel at the end of your life?
Only time will tell.
I spend a lot of time making YouTube videos — but why do I do it?
I admit– I’m a lazy photographer.
I’ve always loved the proportions of the classic ‘e30’ BMW 320i.
You are 12 years old. Here is some advice I would give you.
Continuing with our epic series on AKIRA (see PART I of AKIRA if you missed out):
I just learned something interesting today— to be a ‘poet’ means just to be a ‘maker.’
I just watched AKIRA (1988 Japanese Anime) and my mind is blown.
I just watched Batman: The Dark Knight (the older one) — and was blown away.
You are 18 years old— here is some words of wisdom I would drop on you:
I just watched Dr. Strange— and man, I was blown away. I was blown away with the morals of the movie (the idea of living for something greater than yourself), the visuals (surreal as fuck), and the cinematography was fantastic.
Never let anyone critique your photos— especially if they’re not a photographer.
What if, you lived the rest of your life in Hanoi, Vietnam?
I think street photography is better at bringing you happiness than taking medication or going on a fancy vacation — here is why:
If you’re lacking inspiration to shoot others– shoot yourself.
I think the reason why street photography is fun is because it is risky.
Here are some street portraits I like, and I will explain why I like them: