• JUST DO WHAT YOU *MUST* DO!

  • STREET PHOTO TIPS

    1. Shoot before thinking

    Seoul Street portrait Eric Kim girl face mask

    2. Shoot in the subway

    3. Look for gestures

    4. Fill the frame

    5. Look for curves

    In hair, clothes, etc.

    6. Shoot head-on

    Don’t always shoot from behind; try to step in front of people and shoot head-on.

    7. Look for love

    And gestures of love. Hugs, kisses, embraces.

    8. Look for people going around a corner or curve

    9. Integrate your kids into the photo

    Not all street photography requires only strangers.

    10. When your shoot super directly towards someone, and they notice, pretend like you shot something behind them.

    11. Juxtaposition between subject and background

  • Supervised or Unsupervised?

  • HEALING.

  • Better or worse over time? 

  • GREY?

    Is there any reason to buy anything which is grey?

    For example a grey TESLA MODEL 3 performance?

    Grey — hybrid of both black AND white?

  • GORETEX IS THE FUTURE.

    ALL GORETEX EVERYTHING.

  • I want to see something new.

  • NEWS: Non-City Turbo Thoughts

    Currently here in the Korean countryside (HADONG) and loving it. Lots of non-city thoughts:



    No place is forever

    NO PLACE IS FOREVER VLOG

    NO PLACE IS FOREVER VLOG.

    Nor should a place be forever.

    A lot of us seek a ‘forever’ ‘perfect’ spot, but even if you find it, you will easily tire and bore.

    Instead, think of life like a forever campaign; life is campaign mode // VIDEO.


    Countryside, and insanely fast wifi?

    INSANELY SIMPLE

    I spoke too soon when I said wifi in Korea sucks (Korea Thoughts Vlog // YOUTUBE)

    Currently here in the Korean countryside in HADONG, the wifi is INSANELY fast.

    Which makes me think — perhaps I should use this opportunity for insanely radical innovation and experimentation?


    The upside of non-city living

    NEVER STOP CAMPAIGNING VLOG

    Something about being requested from society is interesting. The quality of your thoughts and type of your thoughts is different. I believe you start thinking more about challenging traditional notions of ‘success’, and this zen-zone of the non-city is conducive to thinking.


    ERIC KIM EXPERIENCES

    Eric kim crimson red glitch selfie
    1. DOWNTOWN LA
    2. VANCOUVER

    Beyond just thinking

    WHEN TO ATTACK, WHEN TO RETREAT

    Philosophy is fun, but also is entrepreneurship.

    The reason I like both:

    Philosophy is more about creative seclusion, and coming up with epic thoughts, and entrepreneurship is more about being connected with the world and being active (attack mode).

    Thus, the simple thought:

    Retreat to the mountains to think, but once you have the thoughts you need, descend the mountain (Thus Spake Zarathustra), and share your findings with others.


    HAPTIC BOOKS

    1. STREET NOTES
    2. FILM NOTES

    HAPTIC AMAZON

    1. HENRI WRIST STRAP PHANTOM BLACK
    2. HENRI WRIST STRAP PRO PHANTOM BLACK

    What types of thoughts do you want to have?

    Just experiment vlog

    To me, a thought without action is useless. I like the idea:

    If you have a thought, just blog it.

    Post a single thought, even if the title has no other message but the thought itself.


    The never-ending stream

    So what is the point of it all?

    Think of yourself like the never-ending stream of water!

    ERIC


    More thoughts

    Some thoughts on PODCAST and YOUTUBE:

    1. Experiment with video podcasts on ANCHOR.FM
    2. Youtube– keep it insanely simple as possible (VIDEO // AUDIO)

    Just start it.

    Where should I live vlog?

    Just start it, and just start uploading. My simple YouTube philosophy.

    720P is sufficient, even 480p if your internet is slow!

    Also–

    Make it so simple even your mom could use it!

    This is my new design philosophy.

    ERIC


    SHARE THE THOUGHTS!

    YOU GOT MORE FREEDOM THAN YOU THINK YOU HAVE.

    If ERIC KIM NEWS gave you any turbo thoughts, feel free to republish (open source) or share with a friend!


    START HERE


  • WHY KEEP IT INSANELY SIMPLE?

    VIDEO

    AUDIO

    INSANELY SIMPLE

    Thus you can keep streaming, with no lag!

    YOUTUBE

  • MY FILE MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY

    For MacOS:

    Keep things insanely neat and orderly — using numbers, and simple pre-fix names.

    Also, keep your desktop empty. A cluttered desktop is bad for the mind.

    Also, no more PC or Windows, ever. Windows is ugly.

    Downloads is the ‘working’ folder.

    Treat your downloads folder like your scratch disk. Use it for works in progress, and when it is done, clean it out, and empty your trash.

  • ATTACK MODE.

    Entrepreneurship as being in ‘attack mode’. Philosophy as more ‘defense’ mode.

  • NO PLACE IS FOREVER

    VIDEO

    AUDIO

    VIDEO PODCAST

    Nor *should* a place be forever.

  • Non-City Living

    Thought experiment:

    If you had to live in the countryside, (non-city), and you had unlimited meat, eggs, unlimited coffee, unlimited insanely fast wifi, but you couldn’t venture into the city or spend your money … what would you do with your days?

  • NON-CITY

    The ‘city’ vs ‘countryside’ as a not good comparison or barbell. Instead, a ‘city’ vs ‘non-city’.

    For example I am currently in the Korean countryside, and I am surrounded by 3 sides of Korean national forest. It feels like I am in a Yosemite valley, on top of a height, looking down, into the valley. It does not feel like the ‘countryside’, which is typically my image of farmland.

  • NEVER STOP CAMPAIGNING VLOG ERIC KIM

    VIDEO PODCAST

    AUDIO

    NEVER STOP CAMPAIGNING VLOG ERIC KIM

    Campaign on!

    YOUTUBE

  • WHEN TO ATTACK, WHEN TO RETREAT VLOG ERIC KIM

    VIDEO PODCAST

    AUDIO

    WHEN TO ATTACK, WHEN TO RETREAT VLOG ERIC KIM
  • SEOUL RICOH

    Travel with me:

  • NEVER STOP CAMPAIGNING.

    Life like a military campaign

    The goal isn’t to find the perfect location, house, or province to forever live in. Rather, to live life like a military campaign, where are you set up camp in a certain location for a certain period of time, and then move onto the next location.

  • HADONG PHOTOS

  • When to attack, when to retreat?

  • CAMPAIGN

    Field, military operation. Wiktionary

    Camp.

  • ASIA IS THE MOST INTERESTING TO ME.

  • HOW FAR DO YOU WANT TO GO?

    Asia
  • HADONG PHOTOS

  • JUST EXPERIMENT.

    Impossible to know what the outcome will be until you just experiment with it.

    JUST EXPERIMENT

    PODCAST

  • WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE?

    Once you figure out where you want to live, everything else falls into place.

    WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE?

    PODCAST

  • HADONG CONTACT SHEETS

    Screenshot your iPad view:

    Hadong contact sheet
  • LAPTOPS FOR KIDS

    I prefer Seneca using a laptop instead of iPad or iPhone.

  • FAVOR

    Who do you desire to show favor to, who not to? Favor as “cherish”.

    To shine, go bright. *beh-

    Faveo.

  • When it is not a good idea to trust beta

    For truly mission critical things, like the operation of your website, do not trust beta.