How are you, my photographic friends?
The Photographic LETTERS, part of Simplicity-In-Seeing, introduced a few weeks ago got off to a great start. In fact, I got such positive feedback that I decided to expand the idea even further.
One step that I have already taken was something you’ve all been asking me for a very long time – that is, creating a Facebook group which would focus on the core of our photography – SEEING. Finally, after months of thinking and debating, this group is live. We call it THE JOURNAL OF SEEING.
You can join us here https://www.facebook.com/groups/JournalofSeeing/
This project is unlike any you have seen or experienced before. It is all about connecting, feeling and most importantly “seeing” the world around us. This is a place where image-centered discussion is encouraged. The discussion centres around taking visual risks and pushing our own visual boundaries. We have already started debating the process of crafting great imagery. Most importantly we are sharing our carefully crafted imagery and discussing it through honest and articulate comments. This is a place where “seeing” is placed before gear. In fact, no gear discussions are allowed. So if you are tired of never-ending gear comparisons and arguments about camera A vs. B, you will enjoy this FB Group. This is a gear-neutral group – whether you shoot APS-C, full frame, medium format, film or iPhone – share your great work and we will discuss it.
We got off to a fantastic start. Despite its small size, we have already been debating our imagery, sharing some fascinating thoughts and exchanging visual ideas. I haven’t had so much fun with photography for a very long time. So if you are looking for image-centered discussions and honest feedback, join us.
For those of you who like Instagram, we’ve also started a parallel Instagram account. Please follow the Journal of Seeing and use the #journalofseeing hashtag for a chance to be featured.
That’s all for today. I will keep you updated about these exciting new developments. In the meantime, I have so much work to share with you that goes as far back as last year’s travel. Enjoy and please say hi!
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3 thoughts on “The Journal of Seeing – a conversation on “seeing” via images and words”
Lovely work, as always. Love the idea of a Facebook group dedicated to seeing.
Stunning use of light, shadows and composition! You’re the master, Olaf!
Thank you so much Luis.