To think different means:[Read more…] about Think Different.
Satoki Nagata is a photographer-artist I deeply admire. When I heard he was in a deep depression with his photography, I was shocked. Fortunately he is currently re-gaining his photographic wings– and producing new images. In this interview and feature, Satoki shares some personal thoughts on re-gaining motivation and creative ability in his photography and creative life:[Read more…] about Satoki Nagata: How to Stay Inspired and Motivated in Your Photography Long-Term
A fun idea and thought from my buddy Nietzsche:
[Read more…] about Become a Creative Activity!
Don’t worry about concerning yourself as an “individual”. Instead, consider yourself as a creative activity!
In the past a lot of photographers would look down on point and shoot cameras and on photographers who used more “newbie” cameras.
But why this snobbery?
My theory is that insecure photographers are always trying to prop up their legitimacy as photographers by purchasing big/expensive/uncommon cameras, and they feel more powerful and legitimate by disparaging “lesser” photographers who shoot with “worse” cameras like iPhones, smartphones, or point and shoot cameras.[Read more…] about iPhone and Smartphones as the New Point and Shoot Digital Camera
Just landed in Hanoi (after a long flight from LAX -> Taipei, to Hanoi), and surprisingly, I’m feeling pretty good! It seems a combination of intermittent fasting, lots of strong black coffee, and a brief nap on the plane did the trick![Read more…] about How to Conquer Jetlag
An anti-romanticism, anti-past/anti-nostalgia view of thinking about life:[Read more…] about Never Stop Moving Forward!
A lot of us in life feel disempowered, shitty, and lack the vigor to live.
My simple answer:
Art is the reason to live!
[Read more…] about Art is the Answer!
YOUR ability/faculty/opportunity to create art.
How often should I upgrade my camera or devices, or cars, homes, clothes, etc?[Read more…] about Why Upgrade?
In traveling, life, etc; it seems that instead of thinking about what to buy, “optimize”, or add to your life, it seems more effective to determine what to shed, what to NOT bring (travel), what NOT to acquire and essentially we’re trying to build this skill:
[Read more…] about Shed
What to add to shed from your life, not what to add to your life.
Flash street photography is fun because it makes interesting images, dynamic compositions, is challenging[Read more…] about Why Flash Street Photography is So Fun
Color is one of my favorite visual stimuluses:[Read more…] about Why I Love Color
Wanted to give you a life update (and also share the news about my upcoming workshopsin Honolulu (June 29-30), Los Angeles (July 13-14), Berlin (September 14-15) Register Intent here, NYC (October 5-6), and Boston (March 21-22, 2020) – Register intent here.[Read more…] about 📷 New ERIC KIM Workshops in Honolulu, LA, NYC, Berlin, Boston & Life Updates
If you’re hungry to take your street photography to the next level, I cordially invite you to my Discover Your Unique Voice in Street Photography in New York City, October 5-6 2019.[Read more…] about ERIC KIM “Discover Your Unique Voice in Street Photography” Workshop (New York City/October 5-6, 2019)
There is only one of you in the universe, and your thoughts, ideas, philosophies, and artworks are valuable.
Why strive to become someone else, to emulate the virtues of others, and why negate your personality and ego? Why not assert and express yourself, your individuality, and yourself?[Read more…] about Why You Must Assert Your Personality
A way I love to approach life:
[Read more…] about MVP (Minimum Viable Product)
Always in beta testing/prototype quickly, and keep iterating!
If you desire to leave a legacy with your photography, I cordially invite you to my brand-new Photography Bookmaking Workshop in Los Angeles (July 13-14th, 2019):[Read more…] about ERIC KIM Photography Bookmaking Workshop (Los Angeles/July 13-14, 2019)
When in doubt, optimize your life for uberlight.[Read more…] about Uberlight