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Ricoh GRD3     She had a particular look I just had to capture . . .

Week 29 | 2012

Ricoh GRD3 ― It’s Time   The whole mobile internet photography theme lead by the famous Instagram seems to make some folks uncomfortable and ask a series of questions which are rather interesting. Actually, some people even feel threatened by this sudden rush of images coming at you almost by the second. In the latest […]

Follow Me

A friend of mine recently emailed me a wonderful video tutorial from Nik Software titled Creating Emotionally Powerful Images with Silver Efex Pro 2, Presented by Falcon which I highly recommend you watch if you’d like to add a new dimension to your photography. Sepia is one of this style of processing which I rarely […]

In your Eyes

  While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.   — Dorothea Lange    

Daido Moriyama, Downtown Miami

Last year, I published  “Stray Dog of Tokyo thoughts” which really helped set the tone into documentary photography. If you have not watch this great film of a living legend then I suggest you do. Stray Dog of Tokyo will give you a new perspectives into what documentary photography is all about. It is no secret my […]

The Daido Effect

We are all inspired by something or someone. I certainly remember my first exposure to photography back in 1994 when I took a few photography classes including the “history of photography“. I’ll never forget the text we used “Looking at Photographs” by John Szarkowski. The book had all the greats. Then early last year, my […]

The ties that bind

You’re stuck with me forever, Michie, get used to it. It’s the ties that bind, darlin’, the ties that bind.   — Jim Marshall     Has it ever happened to you. You’re staring at one of your images and you absolutely fall in love with it. You feel you’ve captured that idyllic moment in […]

Street Life

My photographs are not planned or composed in advance, and I do not anticipate that the onlooker will share my viewpoint. However, I feel that if my photograph leaves an image on his mind, something has been accomplished.” — Robert Frank

Irie Man

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality . Wake Up and Live!”   – Bob Marley

Dungeon & Dragons

If a documentary photograph is to have any life in it, it’s very important that it exhibit certain characteristics. The photograph should, first of all, be about people. Nothing is more fascinating than the human face and the human condition. – Bill Owens