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What is the Future of Your Photography?

ERIC KIM NEWS

Dear friend,

Thought:

What is the future for you and your photography?

Or in other words,

What type of photographer do you desire to become?


1. How to stay motivated?

Simple idea:

As you become older, become more child-like, and more curious.

Less critical. More playful.

2. Consistency with aesthetics?

Life is short. If you truly want to master an aesthetic, it seems wise to stick to one camera, one lens, and one post-processing aesthetic or ‘look’ for a long time. For example if you want to become a Basho zen haiku master, he stayed with the haiku form for his entire life, and mastered it. Even Henri Cartier-Bresson stuck with a film Leica M camera and a 50mm lens for more or less his entire life.

With the masters, Josef Koudelka seems to have switched his equipment quite much, but stayed consistent with his monochrome aesthetic.

Certainly this isn’t a hard rule, but at least for us experimental photographers, sticking to one aesthetic (either color or black and white) seems wise.

3. New ways of publishing

To avoid the social media treadmill:

Do you just want to keep shooting photos and keep uploading them to social media until you die?

This seems a bit basic.

More fun to create your own platform, and create your own blog.

If you share your photos on the internet, you’re a photography entrepreneur. A simple thought:

Take greater risks when publishing and sharing your photos.

For example, make your photos and images open source. Full resolution, free, easy to move, transport and distribute.

Or think about PDF. I believe PDF is the future, because it is the easiest way to store and transfer our photo books, whether PDF EBOOK or zine.


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Things that have been motivating me

The new APPLE TV Foundation. The most epic visual master piece I have witnessed in a long time/

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Hardware is the future

Or why Apple is the future >


PHOTOGRAPHY IS OUR PLAY.

Building upon this notion of play, my thought —

We as photographers are essentially over-grown children.

There is no pragmatic or ‘practical’ use of photography, especially when it comes to artistic matters. Thus, don’t think about the economics of photography too much. Instead, think of your art and photography as a form of play and creative self-expression:

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  4. PHOTOLOSOPHY: Photography Philosophy Course
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