On Purpose and Street Photography

I’m currently reading a book titled: “Happiness by Design: Change What You Do, Not How You Think”. In the book, the author defines happiness as being primarly composed of two things: pleasure and purpose. To find “optimal” happiness in life, the author encourages us to find a balance between pleasure and purpose in our life.… Read more about On Purpose and Street Photography

Bridging the Gap Between East and West: Fotoistanbul

Press release for Fotoistanbul: Welcome to a new era of the photography festival in Turkey. We are bridging the gap between east and west, classic and modern, master and student, making Istanbul the regional hub of the international photography scene for years to come with FotoIstanbul.

Personal Reflections: Magnum Provincetown Diary 2014

I’ve had the photographic week of my life in Provincetown with Magnum last week. I wanted to use this opportunity to reflect on some of my thoughts and experiences– and I will try my best to be as candid as I can (pun intended).

Bruce Davidson Slideshow/Talk: Magnum Days Provincetown

The legend Bruce Davidson was in town for the Magnum Days in Provincetown, and did a slideshow of his best images and some of the great stories behind them. If you want to learn more about Bruce, I recommend reading: 15 Lessons Bruce Davidson Can Teach You About Street Photography.

Student Slideshow: Magnum Provincetown Workshop 2014

I had an absolutely phenomenal time at the Magnum Days workshop and slideshow in Provincetown this week. Below are some of the video slideshows of each teacher’s students– I was really impressed by everyone’s progress. Read more to see all the student photos.

Video Interview with Kile Brewer, Photojournalist and Street Photographer from Missouri

I met Kile Brewer at the Magnum workshop here in Provincetown. He is a 24-year old working photo-journalist, who attended the University of Missouri’s Journalism program. He was one of the under-30 scholarship winners, attending a workshop with Costa Manos, and also my roommate for the week here in Provincetown (we go on romantic walks… Read more about Video Interview with Kile Brewer, Photojournalist and Street Photographer from Missouri

Day 3: Magnum Workshop with Constantine Manos Notes, Video

Today David Alan Harvey just arrived from France, and I had one last morning session with Constantine Manos. Below are my notes and video critique recordings: Day 3: Constantine Manos Evernote Notes Also check out Karl Edwards notes on “Street Shootr”: Costa Manos Street Photography Workshop Day 2

Streettogs Academy Assignment No. 4

Thank you to all the street photographers who are keeping our Streettogs Academy Facebook page a very nice and active community. Thank you for all of your participation and to Jomel “Dada Bear” Bartolome for our previous assignment. Our Assignment no. 3 editor’s choice, Bertrand Domas came up with a nice assignment for us. It was… Read more about Streettogs Academy Assignment No. 4

What I Don’t Do While Traveling

I’m currently re-reading “Antifragile” by Nassim Taleb, one of my favorite authors. One of the views he has on life is to trust to trust disconfirmation over confirmation, and that much of happiness in life is knowing what not to do (relying on external validation from others, falling into consumerism, being a consumer over being… Read more about What I Don’t Do While Traveling

Summer Travel Diary, 2014

I am currently in Melbourne, and about to head back home to the states after being abroad for nearly 3 months. A travel itinerary I had:

The World of GlassWeegee (NSFW)

(A.g.’s note: Some of the photographs in the article are for mature audiences only. Viewer discretion is advised. Words by A.g. De Mesa. Interview and questions by Eric Kim. All photographs are the respected copyright of Dougie Wallace) Through the years of photography, the question weather the photographer is but a mere passive participant in the… Read more about The World of GlassWeegee (NSFW)

Must-Buy Books: “The Decisive Moment” by Henri Cartier-Bresson and “Exiles” by Josef Koudelka

I am really excited to share that Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “The Decisive Moment” in addition to “Exiles” by Josef Koudelka is going to be reprinted. These are two of the greatest street photography books published in history, and once sold for hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars. Don’t miss out, pre-order a copy today! “The Decisive Moment“:… Read more about Must-Buy Books: “The Decisive Moment” by Henri Cartier-Bresson and “Exiles” by Josef Koudelka

Change film, meet people, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the pause

A.g.’s note: Here’s a guest post for Sven Kraeuter that was originally posted in his blog. He shares to us an encounter he had while shooting around his neighborhood with a medium format camera that lead to an interesting encounter. Text and photographs belong to Sven Kraeuter. Sven: Resurrecting my old east German medium format camera… Read more about Change film, meet people, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the pause