Cover for upcoming CREATIVE EVERYDAY book by HAPTICPRESS

Kyoto Life Update: CREATIVE EVERYDAY, New Workshops, and Phone Photography

Cover for upcoming CREATIVE EVERYDAY book by HAPTICPRESS
Cover for upcoming CREATIVE EVERYDAY book by HAPTICPRESS

Dear friend, it’s been a while!

I’m currently writing these words from our AirBnB in Kyoto, ready for the upcoming Kyoto Zen Photo Experience (Sept 9-10).

Hello from Kyoto!

Group selfie with Cindy, Jennifer, and Annette

I’m currently here with my two sisters (Annette Kim and Jennifer) where we are working with Cindy to create a new book titled: “CREATIVE EVERYDAY”. It will be a new book that is designed to help you be (yes) CREATIVE EVERYDAY — learn more by watching this YouTube interview with my sister Annette on
why be creative everyday?

I truly believe that real ‘happiness’ comes from the Greek word: “Eudaimonia” — which means ‘human flourishing.’ I think we are happiest when we are in ACTIVE CREATION — making pictures, making paintings, drawing, and just playing and having fun. Above is the cover design, which was hand-made by Annette (took her about 20 hours in Adobe In-Design, where she made all the designs by hand).

New Workshops in NYC + Europe

I’m also excited to share new upcoming street photography workshops, specifically my new NYC Conquer Your Fears Street Photography Workshop (October 14-15, 2017). You can see all my upcoming workshops below:

Waiting list & Workshop Inquiries: neil.ta@erickimphotography.com

Tentative Europe Workshop Tour

Also very fun, Cindy and I are (already) planning our tentative Europe tour, here are some potential dates:

  • November 15-19: Prague (week-long)
  • November 25-26: Amsterdam
  • December 2-3: London
  • December 9-10: Berlin

The Zen of Phone Photography

Shot on OnePlus 5 with Google HDR+. Phenomenal detail.

Also on an unrelated note, I’ve been having a lot of fun shooting textures on a phone camera. I wrote about his a lot in my article: “Why Computational Photography is So Revolutionary” — see my test photographs on the OnePlus 5 and the Google HDR+ Camera Mode.

Also see why I enjoy shooting with a phone: The Zen of Phone Photography

My sister Annette Kim. Google Nexus 6P, HDR + Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

To stay updated with our pictures of our journey in Kyoto, check out:

As always, thank you so much for your support, love, and walking with us on this (crazy) journey of life together.

Love,
Eric, Cindy, Annette and Jennifer

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