Shoot Your Mind

Hanoi, 2016 #cindyproject
Hanoi, 2016 #cindyproject

“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.

Don’t try to be clever.

Shoot directly. Photograph what is on your mind. Photograph what you’re experiencing.

Don’t censor yourself. Don’t hesitate. Don’t worry whether the photograph will be “good” or not. Just react.

Use the simplest technical settings possible on your camera. If you see anything that interests you, just click. You can always delete it later.

Hanoi, 2016 #cindyproject
Hanoi, 2016 #cindyproject

What if for a month you clicked whenever you found something interesting? What if you had no mental blocks in your photography? What if you shot your mind directly, without self-censorship or self-judgement?

I think this would allow you to be the photographer you’ve always wished you could.

This is something I’m also going to try out — let’s experiment together.

See you on the streets,