ERIC KIM

THE ZEN OF ERIC

HAPTICPRESS presents a new Visualization to inspire you for the new year’s: “ZEN OF ERIC: On Photography, Life, Art, and Work.”


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ERIC-ISMS

An “Eric-ism” is Eric’s personal life views/philosophies, simplified into sayings learned throughout his life.

Keep in mind, these Eric-isms work for Eric but may not work for you.

Take what resonates with you and leave the rest. You are your own individual with your own opinions.

Try to keep an open mind and see if these Eric-isms will teach you a new point of view that you would like to further explore.


CULTURAL VALUES

  1. Memento mori: Remember that you will die.
  2. Memento vivere: Remember to live.
  3. Ask, “Why?”
  4. Seek knowledge, not information.
  5. Do what scares you.
  6. Avoid comfort to challenge yourself.
  7. Harness both extremes
  8. Beauty in imperfections (wabi sabi/patina).
  9. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  10. Be like a kid and have fun!

ART EMPOWERMENT

  1. When in doubt, make more art.
  2. There is no good/bad art. Only authentic/inauthentic art.
  3. Share your art.
  4. The purpose of life is to make art!
  5. Produce, don’t consume.
  6. Perfection does not exist. 80% is good enough.

MINIMALISM

  1. Less is more.
  2. Small is beautiful.
  3. Have gratitude for what you have.
  4. Find beauty in the mundane.
  5. Simplify through via negativa (subtract, instead of add).

PHOTOGRAPHY

  1. Get closer.
  2. When in doubt, click.
  3. Buy books, not gear.
  4. Honor thy selfie.
  5. You are a visual artist, not a thief.
  6. King of the streets: have creative confidence in yourself.
  7. Photograph what you love; love what you photograph.

WORK AS PLAY

  1. Take your play very seriously.
  2. Hustle hard.
  3. Your labor is not free (c/o Cindy)
  4. Vividly imagine the worst-case scenario.
  5. Have big dreams through 10x thinking. Set moonshots for yourself. (more info in MODERN PHOTOGRAPHER)

Lessons from Eric: Final Thoughts and Tips

  1. Listen to your inner-voice to decide your own -isms
  2. Keep it simple, stupid (K.I.S.S.)
  3. Memento mori/Memento vivere
  4. Be a hustle-holic
  5. Treat your work as play

Visualized and drawn by ANNETTE KIM

Contact annettekimart@gmail.com for graphic commissions.

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New inspiration for you

Freshly pressed creations by the talented Annette Kim to inspire you this new year:

Ultimate Beginner’s Guide for Street Photography Series

HAPTIC presents the Ultimate Beginner’s Guide for Street Photography Series — visualizations of essential photography lessons and tips by ANNETTE KIM. Annette researched, synthesized, and visualized the key lessons to present to you a fun, easy to read VISUALIZATION of photography fundamentals.

Newest Photography & Lifestyle Visualizations

LIFESTYLE GUIDE SERIES on TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY by ANNETTE KIM

 

Newest Visualization: Introduction to Composition in Photography
Newest visualization: Zen of Eric, on Life, Photography, Art, and Work

For a limited time, download the following FREE visualizations designed by Annette Kim. Keep these guides on your phone, tablet, computer to read on your commute, as reminders when shooting on the streets, and for daily inspiration.

How to Download

Download both full resolution PDFs by adding this free product to your cart processing your free ‘order.’ Don’t forget to check back regularly to see what new resources and visualizations we add to here. If you would like to continue your photography education and share your words of thanks by supporting us, consider purchasing a STREET NOTES MOBILE EDITION or CREATIVE EVERY DAY MOBILE EDITION.

If you have any difficulty downloading, you can also download the individual PDFs by clicking on the links below:

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide for Street Photography

FEATURED ARTIST: ANNETTE KIM

 

Each VISUALIZATION  is original artwork designed by Annette Kim, distilled from the ERIC KIM photography lessons and resources.

ANNETTE KIM: VITRUVIAN CAMERA ARTWEAR

HAPTIC presents VITRUVIAN CAMERA ARTWEAR by ANNETTE KIM.

VITRUVIAN CAMERA is an homage to Leonardo da Vinci, and his passion of combining technology and art. By wearing VITRUVIAN CAMERA proudly on your chest, it will reveal your passion for photography — ‘painting with light.’

VITRUVIAN CAMERA is ARTWEAR — to inspire yourself everyday, to pay homage to the artistic masters of the past, and to also pave your own path in photography.

100% of the proceeds directly supports the artist.

VITRUVIAN CAMERA is an original artwork hand sketched by Annette Kim. Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, Annette researched the history and science of camera design in order to produce this conceptual camera.

Leonardo da Vinci’a “Vitruvian Man.”
“VITRUVIAN CAMERA” by Annette Kim

The camera embodies the vision of the ‘ideal’ camera based on the rules of architecture and design:

Video Interview with Annette Kim

The Complete Works of Annette Kim

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Happy Holidays and New Year from HAPTIC

Eric and I will be taking some time off with our family and will partially close the HAPTIC shop December 26, 2017 to January 24, 2017. A limited inventory of our products will be available on Amazon (Street Notes, Henri wrist strap, MASTERS, Photo Journal,and more) and shipped as usual until supplies run out. During this period only the digital products,  shirts, and Sunlanders by Sean Lotman will be available for purchase in the HAPTIC shop.

Thank you so much for the love and support over this year. Let’s ring in the new year with a new sense of hope, excitement, and creative curiosity!

Hugs from Marseille,

Cinderic