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Archives for August 2017
Don’t be a romantic for the past. Wishing things to never change. Fearing death. Feeling nostalgia for your childhood, or the “good old days”.
I’m promoting an ANTI-OBJECTIVE school of photography.
This letter of encouragement and empowerment is for you.
Medusa— you look at it, and it turns you into stone.
Arek Rataj reached out to me with an insightful interview project called “You can shoot. Can you talk?” My interview with Arek will be released in APF Magazine in the future. Arek kindly allowed me to share the responses here. The photos in this interview are curated by Cindy Nguyen aka HAPTIC.
If you like Instagram please please please, keep using it.
Dear friend, if you want to succeed and thrive as an entrepreneur in today’s competitive climate, you GOTTA be a PERSONALITY.
Secrets which I wish someone told me about street photography, if I started all over again:
What if we didn’t always feel the need to put in our “2 cents”, or feel the need to share our opinion?
Why aren’t so obsessed with “image quality”— and what does it even mean?
Cut anything that holds you back
That prevents you from living rightly.
Simple: to EXPLORE and be more adventurous.
Arek Rataj reached out to me with an insightful interview project called “You can shoot. Can you talk?” This series of interviews and book will be released APF Magazine in the future. I stumbled upon the beautiful work of Arek and wanted to feature him here and his own responses to some of the interview questions. This poetic feature was organized by Cindy Nguyen aka HAPTIC.
[Read more…] about Interview with Arek Rataj: Signs of Beauty and Transcendence
I see the future of photography being the following: either you’re an amateur shooting for free, or you’re a high-end photographer catering to rich clients.
In modern-day times, we are more consumers than producers.
In today’s world an overwhelming stream of images and social media, what is the value of a picture?
Charles Darwin was all about this idea of “survival of the fittest”— and the sense I got from the book was this：
All organisms are fighting one another, in the brutal struggle for survival.
I felt like Darwin made the case that “survival” was the most important thing.
My idea：Focus on thriving, not survival. I will call this new concept: “thrivival”.
Your labor is not free. Your time, life, and energy and resources are not free.
Then, why do you give up your precious labor for free?