If you gain too much inspiration from the past, will that mean you will never find your own style?
KILL EK, he’s a lying heretic; he no longer prays.
Inspired by MIS-READING.COM Work hard, slay, all day. Everyday treat it like it were new. Refresh your perspective, Today, make the new you.
Photo Entrepeneurship 101 Wayne Gretzky, best hockey player of all time said: Don’t skate to the puck. Skate to where the puck is going to be.
Dear friend, Let’s say you got $1,000 to invest. What should you buy? Stocks, or something else? Naw cousin, invest that money into yourself.
Dear friend, Imma propose a new rule to avoid debt in photography and life: let us call it the “two camera rule.”
Needless to say, this advice probably won’t help you. But it has helped me.
Why make photos or be a photographer? For me it is to experience the world in a more connected, conscious, and appreciative way.
As an American, I’ve been taught to become a hoarder.
Full series: Istanbul Vers la Ville by Pierre Belhassen.
Dear friend, If you ever second-guess yourself into paralysis, this letter is for you. Download PDF >
PHOTOGRAPHY ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 by ERIC KIM To succeed as a photography entrepreneur, seek to be “meaningfully different” from everyone else out there. Download PDF >
When life gives you shit, make lemonade.
Stream of consciousness idea: to engage your viewer with your photos and art, OBSCURE more of your image.
The camera is a scissor of reality. You decide what to keep, and what to cut away.
A stoic philosophy: don’t take your (negative) emotions too seriously.
Tracing with ISSEY MIYAKE // very inspired by his pleats, curves, and flexible weaved material. Another proof of all the innovation happening in fashion. Oh yeah, I found about ISSEY through the iconic black turtle necks he made for Steve Jobs.
I was born with a thin skin, and it took me nearly a decade to grow thick skin.
There is no ultimate “right” or “wrong” way to make photos. Just shoot however you like to shoot. And don’t superimpose your views on photography to others, or let others superimpose their view on photography upon you.
Dear friend, As photographers, let us start saying “pictures” instead of “photos.” Download PDF >
YES to playful experiments to dream, to wonder, to make, to see an eternal return to the creative everyday. NO to dreadful apparitions of self doubt, anxiety, the future, that faint whisper of Fear disguised as Reason.
Dear friend, A thought: life is about fun, chaos, and unpredictability.
Dear friend, What drives you?
Life lessons from Saigon:
Dear friend, Reporting live from SAIGON, here is your friendly host– ERICKIM.
Practical camera suggestions from ERICKIM:
Inspired by Picasso.
Dear friend, I think that most of us lack confidence in ourselves.
KEYS TO SUCCESS / PHOTOGRAPHY ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 BY ERIC KIM Ok, we already know the middle class is dying. We are heading to a dystopia society: hyper rich, and the poor.
Practical advice, I wish someone would have told me if I were 18 years old, entering college today. Download PDF >
Photography Entrepreneurship 101 Dear friend, Some real talk. The world is kind of going to shit. Some ideas in thriving in an uncertain world:
Queen bee, Why did you marry me?
Dance in the streets, Follow your own rhythm, your own beats.
My new fun Picasso trace. Ambroise VOLLARD by PICASSO. MADE on iPad, Procreate app.
I’ve been interested in fashion photography for the colors, dynamism, and just how fun it is.
I’m the most hated street photographer on the internet.
Fresh out of the HAPTIC LAB of STREET NOTES MOBILE EDITION: