Our lifeblood as photographers: not being so concerned with the photos we’ve made in the past, but more interest in creating NEW art works, NEW photos![Read more…] about The Will to Make New Photos
You change, your subjects change, the way you approach photography changes, your personal aesthetics change. The light changes, society changes, all changes!
The aesthetics we decide to adopt are based on our ethics, our peeoenal beliefs, and what we concern as beautiful, of value, and of positive utility to ourselves.[Read more…] about Aesthetics are Ethics
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.[Read more…] about MONOCHROME ZONE
I don’t think “the decisive moment” is the most accurate description in street photography. The notion of the “brazen” (daring, gutsy) moment seems more fitting.[Read more…] about THE BRAZEN MOMENT.
Artistic creation as essential for our soul:[Read more…] about PHOTO IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL.
The more you own, the more owns you.[Read more…] about In Praise of Renting and Leasing
One of our modern vices (in America, and most of modern society) is that we like to ‘work for work sake’. Utilitarianism: when we are NOT working, we are ‘sinning’.
But still– I like to do stuff. I like the idea of ‘doing more’. Doing more of what I love and care about. For myself that means making more photos, looking at more of my own photos, writing more, thinking more, walking more, wondering more, and creating more.
The question on my mind:
[Read more…] about How to Accomplish and Do More Everyday
What are the practical strategies in order to achieve more in a 24-hour day, and within our lifetime?
I’m convinced — photography is only worth it when it is fun. When you are making photos in a spirit of play![Read more…] about How to Make Photography more Fun for You
BERLIN: definitely one of my favorite cities in the world.[Read more…] about Why I Love Berlin
A great essay by my buddy Martin who is starting a YouTube series on analyzing the masters of photography:[Read more…] about Tank Man (1989) – The Unknown Protester by Jeff Widener
It seems a big ingredient of success (especially to us mortals) is the virtue of relentlessness— never giving up on our endeavors (until our death).[Read more…] about How to Become Relentless
Outlining my ideal:
- Supreme energy: From morning until evening, having apex energy, alertness, wakefulness, and enthusiasm and excitement. Perhaps this requires extreme amounts of sleep in the evening (9-11 hours a night), intermittent fasting during the day (no food consumed during the daytime), and ample black coffee during the day. Also ideally sunlight, lots of walking.
- Supreme artistic output: Tons of writing, thinking, and artistic creation. For myself this means being enraptured all day in ideas, thoughts, and artwork. To keep exploring deeper into the depths of art, beauty, design, and philosophy. To keep outputting much writings, thoughts, photographs, videos, music, and poetry. To create great products and things to empower others. Necessity: great coffee shop, great music to get into the zone.
- Supreme physical and physiological health and strength: Much muscle, physical strength, low bodyfat percentage. Attained by eating lots of meat and bitter herbs (no carbs or sugars). Also through testing and training your body via feats of strength.
Let me strive to attain my own ideal, and I will share my findings and I go along!
There’s a trillion ways to interpret your photos. Use Photoshop or Procreate to analyze, break down, remix, and reinterpret your photos.[Read more…] about Re-Interpret your Photos
ZEN ZONING, creative honing
Missle right on target
ZEN ZONING, creative throwing
You’re the king, complete with a 5 finger ring.
Keep making creative things replete with the shimmering bling
Cling to your creative soul and yield it like a creative sword.
The whole world is your zone. Never stop building it, stone by stone.
“What doesn’t kill me only makes me stronger!”NIETZSCHE
If we believe that which doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger, then certainly life is all upside, no downside (Nassim Taleb).[Read more…] about Life is all Upside, no Downside.
A life without photography isn’t a life worth living:[Read more…] about PHOTO THOUGHTS