In American society— we are always told to buy more shit to take away our misery and dissatisfaction in our lives.

The “Personal Photography” Manifesto

Dear friend, I want to propose a new school of photography called “personal photography.” Consider this letter as a way for me to work out some ideas, and to share some ideas with you.

Streettogs Academy Assignment No. 17

For the latest Assignment over at Streettogs Academy, our editor’s choice, Jota Barros chose Self Awareness. (Details of joining and more info after the jump!)

Don’t Be a Brand-Slave

Dear friend, I want to let you know— I am a brand-slave. Meaning; I love brands. I love the way they make me feel, but I am imprisoned by them.

What’s Holding You Back?

Dear friend, I just wanted to write you this letter to share you some personal thoughts after reading “Capital” and “The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx. And no, it isn’t some crazy communist shit– it is rather about how you should never let anything hold you back from unlocking your creative potential.

Deep Focus

I’m like a pigeon. I am so easily distracted. If you saw how many Google chrome tabs I have open at once, you’d know what I mean. When I was walking around in SF in Soma, I saw a sign that said: Deep Focus It really stuck to me the next few weeks. What is… Read more about Deep Focus

Don’t Be Afraid

Don’t be afraid. Fear is what prevents your inner-artist from expressing itself. Fear is what prevents you from approaching that stranger you want to talk to/take a photo of. Fear is what holds you back from quitting your job, and traveling the world. Fear is what prevents you from approaching that curator to show your… Read more about Don’t Be Afraid

Henri Neck Strap by Eric Kim

Henri by Eric Kim offers small batch handmade, leather neck straps and wrist straps for cameras. The Henri strap is functional, fashionable, and has character. Made from durable 100% leather, this coffee-colored strap will age beautifully as you take it on your photographic adventures. The Henri strap is light, comfortable, and ideal for smaller cameras (such… Read more about Henri Neck Strap by Eric Kim

Simple Contentment

Dear friend, I want to tell you about my camping trip in Yosemite during the thanksgiving break.

Sensor Envy

Read this as a Google Doc I was talking with one of my friends and students David— and he has an excellent camera. He shot with an Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II with a Lumix 15mm lens (30mm full-frame equivalent). I was actually curious about the camera (as Josh White, one of my best friends… Read more about Sensor Envy