“You don’t eat to be “the best” taster the world, don’t take a stroll to be “the best” stroller in the world, don’t push buttons in an elevator to be the best button pusher in the world.” – Nassim Taleb One question which has always bothered me is the following: “Why are photographers so competitive?”… Read more about Don’t Compete, Collaborate.
Interview with Todd Gross on Shooting Film (vs Digital), Working in Color, and the Secret Identity of Quarlo in New York
I recently had the chance to interview Todd Gross, currently one of my favorite color street photographers when I was in New York about a month ago. We sat down at Jackson diner, had some great Indian food, and chatted about street photography for about 45 minutes. Watch the interview above or you can read… Read more about Interview with Todd Gross on Shooting Film (vs Digital), Working in Color, and the Secret Identity of Quarlo in New York
“Common Ground” Opening in Los Angeles, July 6-27th / Featuring: Blake Andrews, Richard Bram, Bryan Formhals, Chuck Patch, and Jack Simon
I am excited to share that some of the most talented street photographers I know which include Blake Andrews, Richard Bram, Bryan Formhals, Chuck Patch, and Jack Simon are sharing some of their work at “drkrm” in LA July 6-27th, 2013. Opening reception: Saturday, July 6th from 7-10pm Address: 933 Chung King Road, Los Angeles,… Read more about “Common Ground” Opening in Los Angeles, July 6-27th / Featuring: Blake Andrews, Richard Bram, Bryan Formhals, Chuck Patch, and Jack Simon
One of the articles I read a while ago (and recently re-read) was the “Top 5 Regrets of the Dying.” To sum up, a nurse who took care of the elderly and dying kept a record of her patients’ top regrets in life. The top regrets of the elderly were: I wish I’d had the… Read more about 5 Lessons for Living in Street Photography (and Life)
Josef Koudelka, one of the greatest living photographers in history, gave a rare interview at Look 3 in Charlottesville recently. You can see a full transcript of the interview here, but I wanted to share some specific insights which I got from the interview below.
Eric’s Note: I am pleased to share this interview with Tomas Leach, the director of “In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter.” If you haven’t watched it yet, make sure to catch a screening near you, and also check out my interview with him below.
American Street Portrait Interview #1: Eric Rivera, Ex-Wall Street Trader Turned Philosopher in Philadelphia
When I was in Philly to pick up my Ford Fiesta for the Fiestamovement campaign, I met up with Chris Urie, a street photographer and journalist based in Philly. We took a stroll around one of the major parks there (forget what it was called) and we started to chat with some of the people… Read more about American Street Portrait Interview #1: Eric Rivera, Ex-Wall Street Trader Turned Philosopher in Philadelphia
We are always tempted by what’s new. We want the newest cameras, the newest cars, the newest computers, the newest smartphones, the newest tablets, and more. When does all this madness end? In this article I share some of my experiences succumbing to “G.A.S.” (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and some techniques I have learned from the… Read more about How to Be Grateful For What You Have
I think one of the most difficult aspects of photography is the editing process (choosing your best images). Garry Winogrand famously said, “Sometimes photographers mistake emotion for what makes a great street photograph.” Winogrand famously shot like a madman (shooting several rolls a day for his lifetime), but had the discipline to not even process his… Read more about The Importance of Letting Your Photos Marinate
The story: When in New York, I stayed with my good friend Spencer (childhood friend) in Queens. Another of my good childhood friends (Aditiya) mentioned that before I left New York, I had to check out Kane’s diner— a 24-hour diner which they frequently visited. I didn’t expect to go there– but one of the… Read more about Environmental Portrait GoPro POV at Kane’s Diner in New York
Disclaimer: I have been provided a Ricoh GRD V (no strings attached) from Pentax-Ricoh. However I will try to keep this review as un-biased as possible. Update: The new Ricoh GRD V (Version Number 2) is out, which is essentially the same camera with Wifi and some other minor changes. If you’re interested in the… Read more about Review of the Ricoh GR for Street Photography