Once we have the basics of living (enough money to pay rent, feed ourselves, drink coffee, have access to wifi, etc…) what is the purpose of living?
Inspired by ‘Cindy Project‘, Takashi Nakagawa created a moving, artistic personal documentary project titled “Becky.”
Dear friend, a word of advice: don’t seek to be a ‘fancy’ or complicated photographer/artist– seek to be more simple in your artistry and picture-making:
More lessons from Akira Kurosawa– the master visual poet, story-teller, and cinematographer:
Allow me to re-introduce myself.
Photography should give you happiness, joy, and excitement in life!
A topic nobody has really talked about: the connection between diet, fitness, lifestyle, health, photography, art, and creativity.
Why is it that we are so obsessed with image quality, sharpness, bokeh, and focus?
Sean Lotman x Haptic HAPTIC presents SUNLANDERS by SEAN LOTMAN. Described by Eric Kim as one of the top color photobooks of the past five years, SUNLANDERS will be available for purchase in the HAPTIC shop for a limited time.
Shoot, so you may be inspired to shoot again, and again, until the day that you die.
If there is one thing I want to be remembered for after I die it is this: “Here lies Eric, who showed through his pictures, that we should always love and be appreciative of our loved ones, and always feel gratitude for the blessing of life.”
Dear friend, I think photography and pictures should be the great stimulus to our life.
What’s the purpose of having more followers?
Why make pictures? To me, it is to enjoy the sweet nectar of life… and to make art to express our inner-soul.
If you delete your pictures, are you deleting your memories? And if you delete your memories, do you delete yourself? And can we have a “self” without memories?
HAPTIC FEATURED ARTIST presents visual storyteller TAKASHI NAKAGAWA: Takashi Nakagawa: In 1981, I was born in Kyoto. In 2005, I left my hometown, to travel around the world. 10 years later, I returned to Kyoto decided to photograph my family in order to learn more about my own hometown, and to regain my childhood memories.
Dear friend, Never let no pretentious photographer or artist or teacher force you how to make or present pictures.
Dear friend, The most important person to follow is yourself.
Okay friend, to start off– realize as a photographer, you already are an artist! Don’t let nobody else tell you otherwise.
There is an ‘art’ to reading pictures– not just looking at pictures.
Trust me, I complain a lot. I complain about pain, stress, lack of sleep, not having enough coffee, my lack of finances, my lack of focus, and my lack of time.
You are a PHOTO BEAST– hungry to make images.
Dear friend, I’m pretty convinced– the secret to happiness in life is making picture — or making art.
I’m currently studying Kurosawa, the legendary film maker from Japan, and I realized why I like to study the masters of photography.
Akira Kurosawa: the Japanese master of cinema who inspired some of the great film directors of today (like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas).
MASTERS First Edition Book MASTERS Volume I is your essential photography primer– to push your photography education to the next level.
Compositional guidelines and grids from “The Elements of Dynamic Symmetry.”