Archives for September 2017
What I love in street photography is getting swept away in the flow of people, like a stream of water.
Simple street photography tips and techniques you can apply to your street pictures today!
My philosophical idea：avoid anything that makes you unproductive in your art.
When you’re shooting on the streets, dance.
DYNAMISM — an element we want to integrate into our photography.
- In spring, 2012, there was a partial eclipse over Japan.
Why ask others for their opinions or thoughts? Don’t you know yourself better than anybody else?
The one cardinal sin of street photographers: making boring pictures.
Robert Capa said it best— if you want to make better pictures, get closer.
I just finished teaching a workshop in Kyoto, and borrowed the Fujifilm XT-2 and Fujifilm 16mm f/1.4 (roughly a 24mm full-frame equivalent) for a spin– and to sum up, it is practically perfect.
MAKE MAKE MAKE
CREATE CREATE CREATE
CONCENTRATE TRATE TRATE
Your life is short, why study things, people, or art of which/whom you don’t care about?
‘A soldier’s skill is not at fault if he receives the death-blow through his armor.’ – Seneca
I wanted to write you a letter emphasizing the importance of you to focus on your actions — not the results of your actions.
Postcards from the Darkroom Series
SEAN LOTMAN X HAPTIC
A native of Los Angeles, California, Sean Lotman is based in Japan. Having spent most of his twenties and thirties working on narrative fiction, he is now focused on photography, particularly color darkroom printing. His first photo book, Sunlanders, was published in London by Bemojake in September, 2016. He is currently working on his second book, Blown Zen Moments, which pairs prints made with the Dian f+ toy camera with haiku poetry. He lives in Kyoto with his wife, the photographer Ariko Inaoka, and their young son, Tennbo.
- Sunlanders, 2016 (HAPTIC FEATURED ARTIST: Available for a limited time in the HAPTIC shop)
- Blown Zen Moments (Ongoing)
What is your final aim in photography — for what, for whom, and for why do you make pictures?
If you want to make better pictures while traveling– here is some advice I would give you:
A compilation of things I’ve learned so far with traveling and life– advice I wish I knew before I started to travel and live abroad:
To announce SEAN LOTMAN as a featured HAPTIC artist, here is an essay on why I love his work.
Once we have the basics of living (enough money to pay rent, feed ourselves, drink coffee, have access to wifi, etc…) what is the purpose of living?
Dear friend, a word of advice: don’t seek to be a ‘fancy’ or complicated photographer/artist– seek to be more simple in your artistry and picture-making:
More lessons from Akira Kurosawa– the master visual poet, story-teller, and cinematographer: