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:
Post everyday (only once a day) exactly at 12:00PM (Pacific time). Don’t post more than once a day, or else you will be penalized by the algorithm of Facebook or Instagram for sharing too much. Don’t post controversial things. Make it pleasant for everyone. Cats, cappuccinos, and rainbows don’t offend anybody. Tell all your friends […]
What is “true pleasure” in life?
We all want more money.
Conquer your fears and meet new peers: Sept 9-10: Kyoto Zen Photo Experience – New Sept 13-17: Tokyo Street Photography Experience – Sold Out Oct 4-5: NYC – Conquer Your Fears Oct 7-8: NYC – Discover Your Unique Voice – Sold Out ERIC KIM NEWSLETTER Join the power-circle:
Dear friend, If you have a hard time motivating yourself to get shit done that you want to do, some practical tips and advice for you:
If you want to be cool, don’t buy a DSLR camera.
Phones are the best cameras for photography.
CONQUER YOUR FEARS AND MEET NEW PEERS > I’m probably the most passionate street photographers in the world. Why? Because street photography ain’t about just making photos. It’s about making meaning in your personal life. Street photography is a way of life.
Download Eric Kim Lightroom Presets 2017, apply them to your RAW photos in Lightroom, and make some cool dope shit!
Street photography advice: shoot what scares the shit out of you.