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I’m a big fan of Zen/Taoist, Eastern philosophy.
Part of the things I want to do is a new format of presenting the analysis, results, and the next assignment:
For those of you who follow this blog — you know that I am a big fan of “stoic” philosophy — essentially how to be a badass in today’s unpredictable, chaotic, and insane world.
If you’re looking for an epic trip of a lifetime, don’t miss out on my upcoming week-long Hanoi to Sapa Travel Street Photography Experience (Feb 8-13, 2017):
Dear friend, I want to show you some of my behind-the-scene “contact sheets” from Tokyo — to show you how I got some of my favorite shots:
“In writing, do not let a hair’s breadth separate you from the subject. Speak your mind directly; go to it without wandering thoughts.” – Basho
Don’t shoot in a fancy manner.
I am currently with Cindy in Hanoi, experiencing our first Thanksgiving away from home.
Cindy and I want to thank you for your support, with this special Holiday Bundle Sale only available for until 8am (Pacific standard time) December 24, 2016. Amazon orders of individual items will still continue to be accepted and shipped as usual. [wpdevart_countdown text_for_day=”Days” text_for_hour=”Hours” text_for_minut=”Minutes” text_for_second=”Seconds” countdown_end_type=”time” end_date=”23-12-2016 23:59″ start_time=”1482488367″ end_time=”0,31,41″ action_end_time=”hide” content_position=”center” top_ditance=”10″ bottom_distance=”10″ ][/wpdevart_countdown]
I read something interesting recently — the idea that for an organism to prevent dying— it must constantly add complexity and energy to itself.
Why do many of us lack inspiration to go out and make photos?
I am currently at the Kansai international airport (closest airport to Kyoto), just downed a double-espresso from Tully’s (pretty good), and wanted to use this time before my flight back to Hanoi to reflect on my trip in Kyoto.
I recently re-read the “Tao Te Ching” and came across a quote that said something like, “If you define yourself, you will never know who you truly are.”
I just finished a great Kyoto Composition Street Photography workshop with Sean Lotman and Junku Nishimura:
I recently deleted all the photos on my Instagram, unfollowed everyone, and started from scratch.
I love learning, but the problem is that when I learn too much, I can become overwhelmed.
I am currently on the shinkansen (rapid bullet train) from Tokyo and Kyoto, and on this 2-hour trip, want to reflect on my experiences shooting, eating, and experiencing Tokyo:
Out of all the Stoic philosophers in history, Epictetus was certainly one of the brightest ones — as well as the ones that walked the walk (in addition to talking the talk).
Imagine a man on a farm. He prays for rain, but it never comes.
I don’t know what the secret to “happiness” is— but I know that I am the least miserable, least anxious, and least stressed when I am creating.
Cindy and I would love to announce that for a limited time, we are bundling our two Haptic Press products:
With your purchase of The City of Angels, you receive a free copy of Street Notes.
Watch our making of video above (all shot with the Ricoh GR in Cindy’s family’s house in California) and read more about The City of Angels.
I was doing some research on the photographer Irving Penn, and I was drawn to two words that characterized his photography and life: simplicity and persistence.
Just finished a phenomenal workshop in Tokyo — focused on projects, themes, and finding your own voice:
A lot of modern wisdom tells us that it is important to compromise— to make everyone happy.
It is common wisdom that we should work “smarter, not harder.”
I’m currently at the Hanoi International airport, ready to go to Japan for two weeks, and wanted to give you a life update: