You are distinct, one of a kind. To distinguish yourself, creatively isolate yourself from others, then follow your own internal promoting, pursue your own creative and intellectual interests, and learn to respect your own curiosity, and deem yourself as a searcher of personal truth.[Read more…] about Distinguish Yourself
I hate being indoors. For myself, I’m happiest when I’m out and about in public spaces, surrounded by other people, and when I have the opportunity to walk and think.
Perhaps my ideal lifestyle is a “street lifestyle”; a lifestyle that maximizes my time outdoors (outside of the house), in coffee shops, at public parks, and surrounded by other human beings.[Read more…] about Live on the Streets
Charlie Kirk, one of my good friends and mentors has just released that his first and probably last photo book (Katil Var, “There is a Murderer”) is available for pre-order.[Read more…] about Katil Var: Long-Awaited Photo Book on Istanbul by Charlie Kirk avaliable for pre-order
True Happiness and Human Flourishing is Achieved Through Creating:[Read more…] about Create.
New YouTube videos and vlogs, fresh out of Mexico City. See all on My YouTube Channel >[Read more…] about New Mexico City Videos and Vlogs Batch 3
To become more, see danger as the desired state:[Read more…] about How to Conquer Anxiety
The Gratitude of Life by the Photographer Artist
To what degree do you value life and being alive?
Continually create new photographs!
What feeling “wealthy” is to me:[Read more…] about Why I Feel Rich
Digital is convenient (no need to process film), yet also very frustrating. My gripe with digital is that there are TOO MANY OPTIONS (when post-processing your photos). Furthermore, another downside of digital is that there are often too many photos to look through (upside of digital is that you can shoot tons of photos, but the downside is that you have too many photos to cull down).
Thus a thought:
[Read more…] about Zen Digital Photography
How can we make digital photography more zen?
A simple idea:
[Read more…] about Barbell Travel
To have a more fun, enjoyable, and interesting travel experience, embrace the extremes (barbell) between super “scrappy” (cheap) and “bougie” (expensive/fancy) experiences.
Fresh new YouTube videos and vlogs out of Mexico City:[Read more…] about New Mexico City Videos/Vlogs Batch 2
I’ve always been seeking the “perfect” or ideal lifestyle. So far, it seems to be living “intermittently” in different spaces, cities, and countries, for indeterminate periods of time. But is this a “better” life, or more ideal life, and for who?[Read more…] about Is a Nomadic Life a Happier Life?
I’m currently in Mexico City, and man– shooting street photography here is so fun and epic! But why?[Read more…] about Street Photography While Traveling or Living Abroad in a Foreign Country
A simple entrepreneurial principle which seems like it can help you become more successful is to upload more than you download.[Read more…] about Upload More than You Download
A practical thought:
[Read more…] about Photography is Light Painting
Make photos that delight you, impress you, and give YOU more motivation and inspiration in your life; this means, finding more beauty in the (real) world around you!
A silly bias in photography:
Why aren’t photographers seen as artists?
Furthermore– why don’t we photographers see ourselves as artists?[Read more…] about The Photographer as an Artist
I’ve been passionate about high-contrast “crushed blacks” monochrome as an aesthetic.
Today, I realized and had a thought:
[Read more…] about How to Shoot Extreme Contrast and Saturation Color Photography
What if I tried to innovate a new aesthetic– a super high-contrast and super-high color saturation — essentially the monochrome 1600 look, except this time, focusing on color?
Perhaps the Point of Life Isn’t to Reach a State of Zen?[Read more…] about The Beautiful Monster of Passion