I was driving on the freeway (the 5) and had a random thought:
What do I want for Christmas?
In American society— we are always told to buy more shit to take away our misery and dissatisfaction in our lives.
Dear friend, I want to tell you a story:
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.
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!)
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.
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.
After about a hundred shots of espresso, the newest “Learn From the Masters of Street Photography” PDF Book is live. This version (Version II) is the newest and cleanest version that distills the wisdom of the masters of street photography into 100 practical lessons. This book is “open-source” and free to download, edit, modify, translate, remix, and… Read more about Version II: Learn From the Masters of Street Photography
“It’s not the daily increase but the daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” – Bruce Lee
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
Better late than never as they say. The “ber” months have been tough on your admin balancing a busy schedule, the flu, and paying the bills. That said, I want to say that this assignment was a great treat. The entries are very creative and I’m happy with the continous participation of everyone despite my… Read more about Streettogs Academy 16: “Outlandish” Results and Analysis
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
Dear streettogs, I am excited to share that I am one of the instructors at “Gulf Photo Plus 2016” this year. If you’ve never heard about the event, long story short— it is the most epic, fun, and educational photography-related event I have ever been to. The event “Gulf Photo Plus” is also the name… Read more about Why I Love Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai
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
Raise your hand if you don’t have enough time to make photos. [Raises hand]
Dear friend, I want to tell you about my camping trip in Yosemite during the thanksgiving break.
Street Photography Quick Links is a compilation of Links, Projects, News, Videos, Events, or anything that is related to street photography or photography in particular that I have personally consumed. Perhaps these might interest you or make you think. If you want to send some links my way, details will be at the bottom of the… Read more about Street Photography Quick Links: Oct – Nov 2015
This is an interview between me and Neil Ta, my good friend (and manager). He’s recently taken his street photography to the next level by shooting exclusively with a Hasselblad Xpan (panoramic film camera), and has taken a few trips to Cuba. See his on-going edit of Cuba, and learn more about him and how… Read more about Neil Ta on Shooting Cuba with a Hasselblad XPan
“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point… Read more about Poetry and Photography: How Rainer Maria Rilke Is Relevant To Being A Photographer
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