Thinking about 10x:[Read more…] about 10x
Archives for March 2019
It seems what I love in life (from an economic/innovation/technology/life perspective) is value.[Read more…] about Value
[Read more…] about Life is too short to be prudent
Life is too short to be prudent and to “plan” for the future. Perhaps to live a happier life we should live more recklessly, dangerously, and take more epic risks in things which interest us, or things which were curious about.
What I’m digging right now (Nike Labs, Panerai, Rolex, Honda, Y3, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton):[Read more…] about Visual Inspiration v1
The Leica Q2 is epic:[Read more…] about Leica Q2 Review
Perhaps to maximize our creativity, we should cycle.
Cycle between the cameras we use, cycle with our different focal lengths, cycle with our aesthetic (color or monochrome, or post-processing style) and cycle with the places we live.
Essentially — the idea is to never desire stasis, and to never desire staying the same/consistency/predictability/sameness.[Read more…] about Creative Cycling
Currently testing the new Leica Q2– and I think it is an ultimate camera. Let me share my thoughts:[Read more…] about Is the Leica Q2 an Ultimate Camera?
A simple idea:
Perhaps instead of striving to become “better” photographers or making “better” photos, we should strive to simply make photography more fun!
It seems we are all obsessed with ‘photography projects’, or ‘art projects’. It seems the bias is that if we are ‘serious’ photographers or aspire to become more ‘serious’ in photography, we need to work on a concentrated/focused/’serious’ photography project.
But is this all nonsense? What is even the definition of a ‘project’? Let me try to essay some thoughts below:[Read more…] about Are Projects Overrated?
Huge fan of the new Leica Q2. Some quick thoughts:[Read more…] about Leica Q2 First-Hands on Review/Preview
I think we photographers desire to always be inspired/motivated to make photos which give us deep joy. And in order to do that– we of course need a camera. But is there a perfect or ideal camera which will empower us to constantly be making new photos? A ‘perfect’ camera which maximizes our creative productivity? Also a camera which is affordable, a camera which is small, powerful, compact? If so — that is the RICOH GR II.[Read more…] about 10 Reasons Why The RICOH GR II is a Perfect Camera
A fun idea:
[Read more…] about #onlyfilter
What if you only shot with your camera or phone in JPEG (with a certain filter/preset in-camera), and you didn’t allow you to further post-process your photos afterwards?
Simple photo project to pursue:
[Read more…] about Texture Photography Project
Some fun experiments of shooting flash and no flash:[Read more…] about Flash vs No Flash
To better understand images, composition, design — almost anything — deconstruct it (take it apart, dissect it, then figure out why you like it):[Read more…] about Deconstruct
What Does it Feel Like Living Without a Phone?[Read more…] about #nophone
I just tested the new iPhone XS (Max) camera for photography — and a huge fan. Here are my thoughts as compared to my prior iPhone XS (normal) review.[Read more…] about iPhone XS Max Camera Review for Photography
I’m no longer high off the social-media opium dream; I’m empowering myself and building my own self-esteem.[Read more…] about Why getting off social media has improved my self-esteem
[Read more…] about If You Love Looking at Your Own Photos, Buy an iPad Pro
The device on which you view your own photos is of tantamount importance.
My freshest batch of my YouTube Videos (from Mexico City and beyond):[Read more…] about Last Batch of ERIC KIM Mexico City YouTube Videos
Go super hard during the day, and super relax to recover as effectively as possible.[Read more…] about Barbell Living
The flaneur — to walk aimlessly, elegantly, slowly, poised — and to photograph anything you find interesting.[Read more…] about The Art of the Street Photography Flaneur
ARS; the best (recent) innovation for photographers seeking true feedback/critique on their photographs:[Read more…] about ARS: The Ultimate Democratic Feedback Platform for Photographers
Motivation literally means “to move”. We need to move and act to do anything; we need to move our fingers to type, we need to move our feet to shoot photos, we need to move our bodies to get from point A to point B, and we need to move heavy weights off from the ground to build our muscles and strength.[Read more…] about All Movement is Good.
It seems the best place to get visual inspiration for me as of late is luxury goods:[Read more…] about Art is Luxury
You cannot predict or determine with 100% the outcome of your life, but you can steer your course in life.
Steering a ship
If you’re the captain of a ship, you can steer the direction of the ship but you cannot control externals (the condition of the sea, whether there are pirates in the sea, or the weather conditions). It is your duty as a captain to be brave, to exercise your best judgement, and for you to steer boldly in a certain direction.
When you’re steering your ship of life in a certain direction, you cannot control whether you will be hit with turbulent waves. However you can direct the general course (direction of your ship).
I feel we can use a similar metaphor in life:
You can generally steer your direction in life, but you cannot predict or determine the outcome.
Thus it seems the optimal strategy in life is to steer as wisely, boldly, and bravely in life — and leave the rest to fate. Think of the saying:
Throw your spear, and leave the rest to Zeus!
To grow as a photographer is to constantly shoot more, get more feedback on your photos (arsbeta.com), and to integrate the feedback of yourself and others into your future images.[Read more…] about How to Grow and Evolve as a Photographer