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VITRUVIAN CAMERA ARTWEAR by ANNETTE KIM x HAPTIC
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VITRUVIAN CAMERA ARTWEAR by ANNETTE KIM x HAPTICPRESS

HAPTIC INDUSTRIES: The Creative Place to Be.

To start off, HAPTIC INDUSTRIES is the brainchild of Cindy Nguyen. I am just the marketer/promoter.


HAPTIC

Cindy Nguyen: The Mastermind of HAPTIC INDUSTRIES

Haptic: Relating to touch.

HAPTIC technology: when you touch your phone, and it slightly vibrates– that is a ‘haptic’ response.

In today’s world, we are just touching smooth, glass surfaces. We are no longer touching things with ‘haptic’ responses– like TEXTURE.

To me, I think a lot of our knowledge, wisdom, and artistic insights come from a sense of TOUCH.

1. Memory with haptic responses from our fingers

For example I know for myself– when I write something down with pen and paper, and I can feel the texture of the paper, and move my hands — I memorize whatever I write better.

2. Why have fingers?

We have an insane amount of sensory perception in our fingers. If you have talked to your grandmother, or a local artisan — we learn a lot by doing with our fingers and our hands.

I once read a definition of a human:

A human is a tool-making creature.

We make tools with our hands, and we use the haptic response of our fingers to create these tools. Then we use the tools with our fingers to BUILD and MAKE stuff.

3. Empowering tools

HAPTIC INDUSTRIES is a platform of creating artistic tools to EMPOWER YOU.

HAPTIC EDUCATIONAL TOOLS

We create information tools (books like STREET NOTES, FILM NOTES, and PHOTO JOURNAL) to give you create ideas, and INSPIRATION to spur you to create more art.

Also, we are venturing into mobile technologies, like STREET NOTES MOBILE EDITION — for you to always have inspiration with you.

We also offer free resources like ERIC KIM LIGHTROOM PRESETS to help you fulfill your artistic vision.

HAPTIC EQUIPMENT

ERIC KIM x HENRI NECK STRAP

Also, we create physical tools like HENRI NECK STRAP, ERIC KIM STRAP, and HENRI WRIST STRAP to encourage you to JUST SHOOT IT. I only design products which I personally use, and create photography tools that will encourage me to shoot more (I often deal with issues of inspiration as well). I create tools that I want to use. For me, photography tools need to look cool, and be functional. HAPTIC INDUSTRIES products and tools follow those two guidelines: function and form.

HAPTIC ART

THE CITY OF ANGELS by ERIC KIM x HAPTICPRESS
THE CITY OF ANGELS by ERIC KIM x HAPTICPRESS

Furthermore, HAPTIC PRESS specializes in limited-edition art portfolios. These portfolios are timeless art pieces, designed to accrue interest over time.

DARK SKIES OVER TOKYO by ERIC KIM x HAPTIC PRESS
DARK SKIES OVER TOKYO by ERIC KIM x HAPTIC PRESS

DARK SKIES OVER TOKYO and THE CITY OF ANGELS are the distilled artistic vision of ERIC KIM, produced in limited runs by HAPTICPRESS.


HAPTICLABS

HAPTICLABS is the virtual playground for ideas, art, photography, community, and commerce:

ERIC KIM REMIX X ISSEY MIYAKE

YES 

to

playful experiments

to dream, to wonder, to make, to see

an eternal return to the creative everyday.

NO

to

dreadful apparitions of

self doubt, anxiety, the future,

that faint whisper of Fear disguised as Reason.


ARTBOOK

Photos by Eric Kim printed on handmade mulberry paper to inspire the creative spirit.

Printed in limited edition, email cindy@erickimphotography.com for waiting list.

30% of each purchase directly supports the social enterprise to preserve Vietnamese artisanal handicraft of paper and book making.


SAIGON SATCHEL

Designed by Eric Kim and Cindy Nguyen in collaboration with Saigon leather artisans Khai, Lan, and Uyen.

Made in limited edition, email cindy@erickimphotography.com for waiting list.

Handmade craftsmanship, fair and respectful wage to producers to preserve an artisanal level of quality.


HAPTIC PRESS

Vitruvian Camera” by Annette Kim

Artistic playground and platform for artists to play, make, and share. Community for the poetically subversive who dance between genres.

“Hello Haptic.” song by Cindy Nguyen

Sounds by

  • Hanoi, the city
  • Giraffage – “Slo”
  • Cindy Nguyen in a quiet Saigon cafe
  • Google Vocaloids of freestyle rap by Dave Paulson

MASTERS

Lessons from the masters of photography – written by Eric Kim, designed by Cindy Nguyen.

Printed in small limited edition batches in California, coming soon.

 


ERIC KIM FORUM

A school without barriers, a platform to learn, a space of artistic and photographic empowerment.

STREET CLUB: YOUR FREE PHOTOGRAPHY SUMMER SCHOOL

Week 1: 5 Yes, 5 No

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