Vermeer as a great painter to study. Why? He used a camera obscura to paint his composition and perspective lines. So in a sense, he was hybrid photographer AND painter.
Your goal as an artist: to paint your emotions into your art work. To impute your energy, soul, and life into that which you create.
The principle of life.
Gyms might be closed, but parks are a good alternative![Read more…] about HOW I WORKOUT FROM THE PARK
My thoughts:[Read more…] about How to Become More Charismatic
To me the apex human condition is a state of flow; when you feel god-like, or a demi-god of artistic creativity and flowing.[Read more…] about How to Achieve a State of Flow
SWOLE; don’t do what you’ve been told
You pave your own path
Wake the fuck up; no cat naps
SWOLE, the whole world
Is your pearl, your own easter
Your own awakening, your own Jesus
Augment your inner wealth
And turn a positive out of everything you’ve been dealt
What awaits you? Grandeur. Take the world by the horns; your own bull run tour.
ERIC[Read more…] about SWOLE #poem
Practical ideas and lessons:[Read more…] about How to Teach Your Own Online Photography Workshop
Keep trying to destroy your photos with filters. Keep it going and see if your photos can survive.[Read more…] about How to Stress Test Your Photos
Silicon Valley thinking to photography:
[Read more…] about Minimum Viable Image
Don’t strive towards perfection in photography. Instead, strive towards making the most simple “viable” image which is acceptable!
Why strive to become anyone else but yourself?
It ain’t about making ‘good’ artwork. It is about just putting your soul into everything you create, attempt and do.
High reps. Combination of bodyweight and weights (like dumbbells if you got access to it):[Read more…] about HOW TO STAY SWOLE DURING COVID 19
You don’t need a ‘reason’ to walk. Just follow your gut!
Why we delight in motion and movement:
No movement, no life.
A more constructive and generative way to see life:
You have the power to transform any ill or downside into an upside or positive.
- Gyms are closed. Focus on doing bodyweight exercises and calisthenics to strengthen certain parts of your body.
- Death in the family: Use this opportunity to live your own personal life without regrets. Or meditation on the shortness of life. My reflections after the death of my grandfather.
- Pain: Gratitude towards the pain as a signal what you must address or fix in your life.
“Make it as simple as possible, but not any simpler.” – Einstein
Your insider view:[Read more…] about How I Analyze and Dissect my Photos in Photoshop Filters
The goal of all of our life and artistic aspirations:
To make beauty, and to become beauty.
- Make beautiful photos
- Make our bodies beautiful
Behind the scenes:[Read more…] about HOW I TYPE
Money ain’t real. This means money is based on a faith (fiat) system. Then perhaps a more fun goal in life is this:
Create a universal basic income for yourself, and see what you can do with it!
What is ‘basic’ income to you? You choose.
ERIC KIM[Read more…] about Create Your Own Universal Basic Income (UBI) for Yourself.
Besides utilitarian aims and ends, why NOT pursue your passion?[Read more…] about IN PRAISE OF PURSUING YOUR PASSION
Pursue thunder thighs. Ronnie Coleman wheels![Read more…] about TRAIN YOUR LEGS AND EVERYTHING WILL FOLLOW
I love great titles. Why? They stick with me! Some thoughts on titles:[Read more…] about How to Make Great Titles
Why do we like behind the scenes so much? Perhaps we like “truth-seeking”?
Lesson for us artists:
Share your works in progress and things behind the scenes!
What do you do when you have supreme self confidence to become the best, but reality doesn’t manifest according to your will?
Photographers flatter others so much with their obsession with their subjects. Why not flatter yourself with that same amount of attention to yourself?
Why do we love sports? We get second-hand high from the adrenaline, victory and supremacy of the athletes playing.
The secret to eternal photos: a beautiful form and deep substance.[Read more…] about Form and Substance
If you want to become more ‘productive’, fast from productivity at certain times.
Intermittent productivity fasting.[Read more…] about Productivity Fasting
Life and photography is a journey.[Read more…] about PHOTO JOURNEY
Lessons I wish I knew:[Read more…] about How I Got So Swole
Practical tips and ideas:[Read more…] about How to Make Better Compositions in Photography
What is street photography? Perhaps poetry in motion. Also why people love to watch sports, Michael Jordan, and the Olympics — witnessing poetry in motion.[Read more…] about Poetry in Motion
In my eyes:[Read more…] about WHAT MAKES BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS?
How do you know which of your photos are good? Simple: sketch them.[Read more…] about Sketch Your Compositions
How I judge an art work? By the replayability of it.[Read more…] about Replayability
To write literally means “to carve”. Digitally, we write or carve on a digital screen.
Why write? How should we write? Some of my thoughts:[Read more…] about How to Write
No matter how cruel or unjust life may seem, let us realize:
[Read more…] about YEA SAYER
Life is beautiful and worth it, no matter what.