Dear friend, Why is it that we only celebrate on holidays and new years— and not on ’normal’ days?
I got this idea from Derek Sivers — what would your life be like, if you imagined like everything were your fault?
Dear friend, I want to write you a letter about the importance of owning a few books instead of many.
Dear friend, How much is enough, and at what point do we know when to “settle”?
Live strong and prosper.
Released from the Archives: “Laughing Lady” Collector’s Edition Print Straight from Eric Kim’s photography archive, we will release 40 numbered artist proofs of Eric Kim’s iconic “Laughing Lady” photograph.
I’ve been studying a lot of physics (for fun), and have found all these lovely parallels between physics and “real life.”
If you live in the suburbs, and have a hard time finding inspiration to make pictures… this post is for you.
Memento Vivere (remember to live); the complementary partner to “Memento Mori” (remember you (must) die).
Never ask people for their preferences. Because most people don’t know what they “need” — they only know what they “want.”
Everyone knows that digital is more convenient than film photography. But a lot of people don’t know that film is more relaxing, zen, and pure bliss.
Dear friend, You have a sleeping giant of a photographer… lying dormant in your heart. Time to awaken your inner-photographer.
ACTIVE: to act, to move, to create.
Progress: Gaining more self-confidence in your photography and art.
Conquer your fears and meet new peers in NYC, Berlin, Prague, Amsterdam, and London:
Resistance: gravity which holds us to the earth. You are a spaceship, wanting to break free from the tyranny of gravity… expelling your powerful force to break free, to explore new creative galaxies, new horizons, and new potential futures for yourself.
Dear friend, An idea: rather than trying to root dissatisfaction out of our lives, let us try to HARNESS dissatisfaction, and use dissatisfaction as a stimulus to DRIVE US FORWARD!
Dear friend, As a reminder— know it is your duty as a visual artist to make beautiful pictures—for your own sake, and for the sake of humanity.
Letter from abroad by Cindy Quo vadis? Where are you going? Where are you?
A theory of living a more interesting and creative life: embrace extremes and avoid the (boring) middle.
Growth is life itself.
IKKO TANAKA: my new favorite Japanese Illustrator.
What I love in street photography is getting swept away in the flow of people, like a stream of water.
Simple street photography tips and techniques you can apply to your street pictures today!
Dear friend, My philosophical idea：avoid anything that makes you unproductive in your art.
Dear friend, When you’re shooting on the streets, dance.
DYNAMISM — an element we want to integrate into our photography.
II. In spring, 2012, there was a partial eclipse over Japan.
Why ask others for their opinions or thoughts? Don’t you know yourself better than anybody else?
The one cardinal sin of street photographers: making boring pictures.
Robert Capa said it best— if you want to make better pictures, get closer.
I just finished teaching a workshop in Kyoto, and borrowed the Fujifilm XT-2 and Fujifilm 16mm f/1.4 (roughly a 24mm full-frame equivalent) for a spin– and to sum up, it is practically perfect.
MAKE MAKE MAKE CREATE CREATE CREATE CONCENTRATE TRATE TRATE