Dear friend, You make you. Make a mold of yourself, put your two feet in your new wax shoes.
Dear friend, As a photographer — your most valuable asset are your eyes and vision.
One of the first steps to mastering photography for yourself: master your own aesthetics (how your pictures look and feel).
The LEICA MP is probably the best film camera ever made, and ever will be made. Same goes with the Leica 35mm f/2 ASPH lens, the best Leica lens that money can buy.
Add a splash of color to your photographic life with limited-edition HENRI CHROMA WRIST STRAPS. Available only in the HAPTIC SHOP while supplies last.
Your voice is unique — the focus of your photography shouldn’t be to discover a “better” voice or vision in photography. No, the focus you should have is to better understand and better listen to your own voice and vision in photography.
How to make more powerful and compelling images: make DYNAMIC COMPOSITIONS:
There are a billion camera straps out there — how do you know which is best for you?
I shot with the Pentax 645Z and Pentax 55mm f2.8 lens for a month, and here are my thoughts on digital medium format: yes, it is worth the hype.
My theory: if you thought of life like an RPG (role playing game)— money is quite useless.
Dear friend, If you’ve ever felt regret or remorse in life, and that guilt holds you back… here is some advice to help you conquer those emotions and feelings, in order for you to move forward, and continue to do good in your life.
Seven years of teaching workshops later (over 30 cities, 100 workshops, 1000 students), I still love teaching workshops.
How do you stimulate your human creative growth hormone?
RAN, which means Chaos in Japanese, is one of my new favorite films by Akira Kurosawa — for the beautiful cinematography, the color combinations, and the strong storyline borrowed from Shakespeare’s “King Lear”:
Dear friend, Sometimes to live is an act of courage– but never forget, YOUR LIFE IS PRECIOUS, AND WORTH LIVING!
If you want to take your composition and visual artistry to the next level, don’t miss out on my upcoming DYNAMIC COMPOSITION Workshop in Berlin (November 18-19, 2017).
You were never asked to be born– but you’re alive. So, what are you going to do with your life?
This is a letter on how you can be more creative with your photography– practical ideas.
Dear friend, Not everyone is gonna ‘get’ or appreciate your pictures. Why not? Because not everyone has the same vision as you.
Photography is a powerful force that can change, and transform our lives, for the better. Photography is amazing, and powerful.
If you are not creative everyday—why live?
Dear friend, An idea that might make life a lot more pleasant and good— realize that happiness is overrated. Rather, seek GROWTH.
Dear friend, The best way to be a genuine artist– tell your own story.
“Be there in 5 minutes!” “Be there in 3 minutes!” “Be there in 2 minutes!”
Dear friend, This is a personal manual for how you can master photography for yourself– based on the last decade of my photography experiences.
If you truly understand, learn, and discover why you make pictures — you will NEVER RUN OUT OF INSPIRATION!
Dear friend, Where do you get your creative drive from? And why be creative?
We are living inside the image economy.
Dear friend, A practical word of advice: don’t call yourself a photographer. Rather, call yourself a “visual artist”, or better yet—an “artist”— or better yet, a child.
Find inspiration from the masters of photography, but never become their slave.
Never wish to be a photographer from the past, or have desired to live in a past period to make photographs.
I just read Lucretius “On the nature of things” and was interested — what stimulates your eyes, why, and how does it affect your visual perception, how does it affect how you make pictures, and ultimately — what does photography mean to you?
KILL EK What he says and what he does ain’t the same—
Dear friend, We are the strong, the brave, the courageous, the non-petty, the magnanimous, the protector of the weak, and the uplifter of souls and spirits.
ANNETTE: Hello friends! Recently I have been drawn to the Bauhaus style. Bauhaus was an art/architecture/design movement around 1920’s-1930’s in Germany but its effects are still seen and recognized in todays world.
I’ve always had a passion for photographing architecture, ever since I started photography at age 18.
Do you got new eyes for new pictures? Do you got visual ingenuity to push your pictures past the Richter?
HAPTIC is a family project of Cindy, Eric, Cindy’s mom, sister Jennifer, Annette (Eric’s sister). We package your HAPTIC books, camera straps, art from California and ship anywhere in the world.
We all know how to shoot pictures— but how few of us know how to delete pictures?
To become a photography master isn’t to become famous— it is to master yourself, and to master your own photo-making process.
Dear friend, Consider— whatever you decide to photograph, you are blessing it with your lens.
My roots grew deep Weeping willows grow strong from underneath my cheek
A preview of a new book I’m working on titled “MONEY NOTES”: