Photograph the brave new covid world in which we live in!Continue reading “Document and Photograph Your Society”
The goal: never stop growing as a photographer, and never stop becoming *MORE* of a master in photography!
It seems the principle of life is growth. But for us photographers, what does ‘growth’ mean?Continue reading “PHOTO GROWTH”
The best form of stimulation is social stimulation.
Why am I such a great critic, judge and sociologist of America and American society? Simple: I was born and raised here!
Also as a Korean-American, I have one foot in American society and one foot out which means I can better analyze and critique it than a typical Caucasian American (what some basic people call “white”).
Hybrid-Americans as better critics and judges of American society, especially when they’re born here in the states.
Photography is and should be maximally democratic and open for all. Phone photography is great, but ultimately if you got a choice (and the money), RICOH GR III is a far superior choice (perhaps by 100x). Why? Superior ergonomics for Ricoh to turn it on and off, superior ergonomics to hit the shutter, 100x better image quality, sharpness, resolution and aesthetics, and it is only nominally larger than a phone. Also at $899 the Ricoh GR III is still $100 cheaper than a new iPhone Pro!
Don’t strive to just continuing to procure shit for the sake of it. No … own a few things (of the apex quality) in order for you to NOT think about these things.
The game ain’t to keep procuring MORE of the highest quality goods (to no end). No, the purpose of owning the highest quality things is an end in itself; once you have the highest quality goods (or at least 90% good enough in your eyes) then you can take a pause, and STOP.
STOP. This is the goal. Highest quality tools in order to STOP thinking about more capitalistic and consumerist things; in order to NOT think about buying new random shit. To gain a zen-zone with the goods you own in order to focus on your creative thinking and creative production!
A heuristic when making any life decisions.
I am one of the most motivated people I know. How do I do it? Some thoughts:
- Go for a walk. Once you walk, *THEN* you get creative ideas. When in doubt, go for a walk.
- Lots of black coffee.
- Cold showers
- Quick pump: Go to the park and workout, lift weights at home, do body weight exercises at home, or go to the gym and do some heavy ‘one rep max’ deadlifts or squats. To motivate your legs is the best form of motivation. Or in other words, when in doubt, always workout your legs (instead of your upper body). Assuming ‘motivation’ means to ‘move’ (literally to walk and move your legs), then your legs reign supreme.
What is motivation? Moving people.
Or why the sociologist is the most keen marketer:Continue reading “The Sociology of Marketing”
What is the end towards all our human activities? The social!
Or why Donald Trump is the most entertaining man of all-time:Continue reading “Non-Boring”
The mistake that marketers and ‘content creators’ make:
Continue reading “Human Optimization (HO), *NOT* Search Engine Optimization (SEO)”
They optimize for machines, algorithms and Google Search (SEO) instead of optimizing for real human beings!
Get the people going and moving:Continue reading “How to Market Yourself”
Street photography as an ethos, approach, and lifestyle.Continue reading “Street Photography Lifestyle”
Street photography; one of my greatest joys and fun-things in life!Continue reading “Why Street Photography is So Fun”
What is pure bliss and joy? Being in the zone. A creative zone where you can focus, think, and create like a stream of water, with no delay or pause.Continue reading “HOW I GET INTO THE ZONE”
Rather than see clothing as vanity luxury items, better to see it as functional, utilitarian battle armor (like the gleaming bronze armor of the ancient Greeks in Homer’s Iliad). Note Hector and Achilles.
To continually find inspiration as a photographer and visual artist: look at your own old photos to serve as your own visual stimulus!Continue reading “Find Inspiration from Your Own Photos”
The root and foundation to study all fields of knowledge.Continue reading “Sociology is Great”
When watching the debate between Biden and Trump I realized:
The left (Democrats) often use anti-rich rhetoric to gain support and votes.
But the thing is this:
Americans don’t resent the rich. In fact, Americans *ASPIRE* to become the rich.
What is it that Americans hate? Unfair bailouts of big corporate CEO’s. Americans seem to resent guys who work on Wall Street, but actual billionaires and rich people … Americans *aspire* to become rich, wealthy, and billionaires themselves.
To grow your mind, your erudition, your BS detector, your physical body (grow your muscles), grow your audience, and keep growing. Because if one isn’t continually growing (over the long term), one is dying and decaying (Bob Dylan quote).
Or why Biden probably won’t win the election:Continue reading “Who Wins Elections?”