John Wick: I can’t believe I haven’t seen this film until now! Probably one of the best action movies I’ve ever watched. I love the action, cinematography, color palettes, and of course– the ultimate badass Keanu Reeves:
Archives for October 2018
A practical thought:
Let’s upgrade our stuff, only when the gains of the upgrade are 10x better (something totally brand new, revolutionary, etc).
A basic idea:
In life, pursue/possess/create what you LOVE — not just what you “like”.
After deleting my Instagram about a year+ ago, and not using social media anymore (post-like society in photography), I’ve discovered some new truths in photography:
What is the point of photography? To create forever; until your dying day.
Like a child, let’s take our play very seriously.
I wanted to write some personal thoughts on willpower. Specifically —
- What is “willpower”?
- How do we get more “willpower”?
- Why is willpower important?
A thought —
Let us avoid pettiness (smallness) in life.
Ghost in the shell (original anime) is so epic and phenomenal:
A practical idea–
Competition is good. The best competition? Self-competition.
Life isn’t fair
But don’t you despair
Dear fellow streettogs,
If you ever find street photography difficult, scary, or hard– don’t fret. It is precisely the difficulty of street photography which makes it fun and rewarding.
Let me explain:
Let’s seek to make beautiful photos, according to our own aesthetic tastes and judgement!
The Melancholy of Finality: Why is it that we always enjoy the process of doing/making/creating something — more so than the final result?
What makes a great photo? By how profound it is — or deep.
When is weight good… and when is it bad?
Love the elegant compositions of Bruno Barbey from Magnum:
I want to share some thoughts with you on ‘inspiration’. Specifically —
- What is inspiration?
- Why is inspiration important?
- How can we get inspired?
When in doubt, live more dangerously:
I am me, no need to be anyone but yourself.
Composition in photography is this:
To construct, to build, prepare, and put together/arrange an image.
A tip from my friend Alexander Morgan:
For inspiration or ideas to make better photography compositions, let us study comic books.
Guilt is bad, shame is good. Let me explain:
A practical tip in life:
When in doubt, optimize for lightness.
Life is about kinesis (movement).
Let me explain:
A simple idea:
There are no rights or wrongs in photography. Seek to make perfect photos for yourself. And never forget– there are no rules in photography!
We are currently living in an insane world. There has never been a time in history where our minds and senses have been hijacked to the extent they are now. Let me explain.
What is photography? Why is it important? Let me synthesize why I love photography, how I define photography– and why photography is essential for society: