To make great photos, strive to make strong and simple compositions.[Read more…] about The will to simplicity in art photography
When in doubt, go light.[Read more…] about Always optimize for ultralight
With enough of your personal willpower, you can achieve, do, become, or create anything.
But the practical question:
How do we “gain” more willpower? How can we strengthen our willpower?
A simple way of living life:
[Read more…] about Do dope shit.
Devote all of your power and energy to do dope shit!
A thought inspired by Cindy:
You are the end.
What I mean is this:[Read more…] about You are the end.
Is there such thing as “ideal” aesthetics in photography?[Read more…] about Aesthetics in Photography
To me, entrepreneurship is applied philosophy to reality. To become an entrepreneur takes 10000x more guts than to be a thinker and philosopher. Why? As an entrepreneur you are tied to reality (skin in the game, via Nassim Taleb). You’re a modern day hero. You’re taking on personal sacrifices and risks to better humanity and the collective.
Where should the profit motive fit?[Read more…] about Entrepreneurship which isn’t led by a proft motive?
I love monochrome. Here are some practical tips to help you elevate your monochrome vision:[Read more…] about How to make better black and white photography
I have a bold new vision of the future:
[Read more…] about My Vision of Producerism
A world in which we derive happiness and meaning from creating and producing things (artwork), instead of striving to buy, possess, or consume.
In photography, using a wide-angle lens and getting very close will make better photos:[Read more…] about Wider is Better
Why is happiness important? Why be happy?[Read more…] about Why Be Happy?
Kind of random — but after years of experimenting with different headphones (noise cancelling, over-head, in-ear, bluetooth, wireless, wired, etc), I have decided:
[Read more…] about The Best Headphones are In-Ear Monitors
In-ear monitor ‘earbuds’ are the best headphones.
To me true happiness is the feeling of hyper-abundance, the feeling of hyper-activity, supple movement, and the deification of existence.
Happiness as overflowing creative and physiological power. The ability and the desire to create. The faith in oneself — the faith that you are capable of great things, and you have the power to even attempt these great things.
Happiness as having total freedom — freedom over your time, thinking, and schedule.
Happiness as hope, excitement, and optimism towards the future. To also employ your day to the fullest, to supersede your self-perceived limits, and to sense positive progress in your life.
Entrepreneurial concepts to help increase your likelihood of success:[Read more…] about Photography Entrepreneurship Tips and Ideas
A question in entrepreneurship:
Is hustling hard sufficient unto success?
Which means — can you succeed in business or in life via your pure determination, willpower, and effort? Or do you need “luck”(the right opportunities in life, money, power, influences, network)?[Read more…] about Is Hustle Sufficient Unto Success?
What is art? Art is something that a human being creates.
Anything you create is an “art-work”.
Now perhaps the more practical question is this:
Is art a legitimate art-form? And is it on the same plane as painting or other forms of artwork?
I claim it is. Why? Let me explain:[Read more…] about Why Photography is Art
ARS: The superior ‘anti-social’ social media platform BY photographers, FOR photographers![Read more…] about Why ARS is Better than Instagram
How I shoot in real life:[Read more…] about How I Photograph
Some of my favorite photos and why I love these photos:[Read more…] about Why I Love Photography
A thought on art:
[Read more…] about Create Things You Like Looking At
Perhaps we should strive to make beautiful things which we like to look at.
I am one of the most creatively productive people I know. Here are some practical thoughts and tips on how to create more:[Read more…] about How to Create More
Some ideas on walking more and shooting more:[Read more…] about Photography motivation tips
A new way to think about motivation:
[Read more…] about Motivation is Movement
To “motivate” yourself means to literally MOVE yourself!
What makes a beautiful photo? How do we better increase our chances of making a beautiful photo? What type of camera do we need, and so forth?[Read more…] about How to make beautiful photos
To become more successful in life, give more and receive (take less).[Read more…] about Become a giver, not a receiver
Life is too short for ugly photos.[Read more…] about Beautiful photos and nothing but beautiful photos!
A thought when listening to some hip hop music and looking through my photos:
I strive to make a visual soundtrack.
My photos are a reflection of me. My photos are imbued with my soul.[Read more…] about The Visual Soundtrack of Your Life
Surreal photos are more interesting, and more artistic.[Read more…] about How to make surreal photography
The beauty of monochrome, blur, grit, and surreal/abstract photography — that it looks different from reality?[Read more…] about Is photography more beautiful when it doesn’t look like real life?