Just visited an Amazon fresh store, and what is so fascinating to me is the ruthless efficiency. cutting down waist, cutting down excess, and distilling to the essential. Spartan business.
The best life is street photography:[Read more…] about STREET PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE WAY.
We are alive. We exist in embodied reality.
But in today’s world where we got virtual reality, video games, Netflix, etc… what is the purpose of being alive and what is the purpose of existence? And what do you want to derive from reality?[Read more…] about What Do You Want from Reality?
Far superior to iPhone Pro, especially for us photographers. The iPad M1 pro as essential for photographers, because we could quickly import our photos via the USB-C SD card reader, and there is no processor I’ve use which is as buttery smooth as the Apple M1 chip.[Read more…] about iPad M1 Pro (USB-C) is Perfect
GO GREAT IN LIFE:[Read more…] about ONE REP MAX.
A realization why I don’t like owning things:
I like to have extreme optionality, that is, at any moment to ditch it, trade it, or move somewhere else or no longer own it.
For example the other day I realized I’m kind of over Lamborghinis. The design isn’t extreme enough, and it has become a bit boring for me design and design philosophy-wise. More into Porsche GT2 and GT3 (manual transmission).
With phones, I got a refurbished iPhone Pro, and just the other day the new new iPhone Pro came out. Even Leica cameras and rangefinders are starting to feel played out.
Then, what is the goal? Extreme optionality, to pivot at a seconds notice, to disdain consistency, and to stay eternally productive!
You’re not just a photographer, you’re also a visual designer.
What does this mean? As a photo designer, you decide what to include in the frame, and what to EXCLUDE.[Read more…] about How to Think Like a Photography Designer
Anything which is in between and tries to get the best of both worlds is a bad idea, and a compromise.[Read more…] about ANTI IN-BETWEEN
Life is too short for you to not follow your passion.[Read more…] about PASSION.
Looking at the new Leica digital M10 rangefinders with fresh new eyes I now think:
Wow, the design is so boring.
The design is classic and timeless, but … boring![Read more…] about CLASSIC/TIMELESS IS BORING.
The street photographer as humanitarian, who transforms society into his/her artwork.[Read more…] about ON BECOMING A STREET PHOTOGRAPHER.
In a different life I can totally see myself going to design school (like RISD) and studying industrial or architecture design. Why? Design is king — it dictates almost everything in our lives. And us as designers, we *designate* what is important and what is not important.
If you happen to have fallen in with photography as your passion, also acknowledge you’re a designer … a visual embodied reality designer. You designate importance by deciding what to put (and what not to put) in the frame.[Read more…] about Photographers are Designers
It seems in today’s world, we are seeking perfect or the best in almost everything. But the question — is this desirable?[Read more…] about Why Perfect?
What do you do once you’re a bitcoin billionaire, or once you become a crypto whale?
To me, it seems the only logical thing to do is to focus on your photography, to focus on your artistic creations, and to focus on your own personal self development.
The true privilege is via negativa:[Read more…] about AUSTERITY & ELITISM
If you are hungry for an epic street photography adventure and experience, I cordially invite you to my upcoming San Francisco Bay Area ADVANCED STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, November 13, 2021:[Read more…] about SAN FRANCISCO (BAY AREA) ADVANCED STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, November 13, 2021
The iPhone has a great tool for street photography. Not quite as good as the Ricoh GR 3, but good enough.[Read more…] about iPhone for Street Photography
Anything which augments your sense of power is good
Why one would prefer buying a Lamborghini Urus over a Tesla Model X.
Something funny I noticed— all of my friends with good jobs and good salaries in life are quite complacent in their lives. Very happy and comfortable, pleased with where they are, no qualms, no gripes.
But the problem — this breeds complacency (pleased with one’s standing and where one is).
So then it seems that the life goal is this: When you’ve succeeded and reached in certain level of success, hate complacency. Always strive for more. This can be striving for more in your photography, to hate complacency in your artistic and creative endeavors.[Read more…] about ANTI COMPLACENCY
My favorite and most personal city for street photography:[Read more…] about DOWNTOWN LA v1
The best judge of something and its worth:
[Read more…] about DAILY.
Do you use it daily, or only on the weekends, or almost never at all?
My critique of Tesla cars and humans in general:
I don’t like beautiful but boring.
Why PORSCHE is cooler than TESLA:[Read more…] about PORSCHE.
I am amazed– the experience of viewing your photos on iPad (Pro with M1 Chip) is insanely great. Why?[Read more…] about iPad Pro (M1) with USB-C: Game Changer for Photographers
Our aesthetic ideal. Thinner socks, thinner soles for shoes, thinner devices (why iPhone Mini is superior to iPhone Pro … the Mini is thinner and slimmer).[Read more…] about THINNER IS BETTER.
My simple life mission:
[Read more…] about TURBOCHARGE YOURSELF, TURBOCHARGE OTHERS.
Strive to turbocharge myself to the maximum, and to turbocharge others.
The more aggressive, the better.[Read more…] about IN PRAISE OF AGGRESSIVE.
Nobody knows what they *really* want in life. But one you discover it, then you can pursue it with your greatest power.[Read more…] about WHAT DO YOU *REALLY* WANT IN LIFE?
Why get a Lamborghini over a Tesla Model S Plaid, when the Tesla is obviously the superior car? The aggressive shark-like design (teeth and all) of the Lamborghini over the mostly … soft and jelly-like looking Tesla Model S.
My theory — masculine design strives towards the aggressive, loud, and “angry”. Thus the more aggressive the design, the better.[Read more…] about AGGRESSIVE DESIGN.