Designer watches, bags, and cars — is this true luxury?
Never buy the first generation (anything) technology (no matter how innovative or life changing it may seem).
No matter where we live, it will be boring.
One of the biggest inspirations I have gotten from Silicon Valley is this concept of an “MVP” (minimum viable product).
I’m easily bored.
One of the common misconceptions I think there is in photography is that using filters, presets, or any sort of post-processing (or ‘Photoshop’) is somehow cheating.
When I was 20, I was dissatisfied with my photography. I felt like I was being limited by where I lived.
I remember when I started off in photography, I would be marveled by all these great photographers, with their fancy cameras, and their fancy lifestyles.
One of the things I hate is when people say snobby things like: “Nowadays because everyone has an iPhone, everyone thinks they are a photographer.”
I am a huge fan of collaboration.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has taught me that “happiness” is simply being in a state of “flow” — or “in the zone.”
Don’t call it “street photography” — call it “walking your camera” (like walking a dog).
If I started street photography all over again, and could give myself a guide on “how” to shoot in the streets— these are some ideas I would give myself:
Why is it that we are so interested in making money from our passion — photography?
If I started shooting street photography on a DSLR all over again, this is the advice I would give myself:
As humans, we are curious creatures and follow what rouses our curiosity.
If there is one genre of street photography I specialize in, it is “street portraiture.”
A while back, I read “Money: Master the Game” by Tony Robbins and learned not only practical things about investing, but I also learned practical philosophy about money.
A while back I read a book on Jeff Bezos: “The Everything Store” — and was struck by a lot of the life principles Bezos applied to his business and life.
Dear friend, I want to write you this letter on the importance of living — not just photographing.