Over the course of my photographic career, my visual interests have evolved from landscape to travel and from travel to street and creative photography. It has been a voyage of seeing, visual experimentation and self-discovery. In the last year, I noticed that this metamorphosis has accelerated and started me on a new visual journey. As [...]
The Conundrum of Photographic Titles
The first school of thought is strongly against it. The image should speak for itself and there is no need to add any distractions in terms of a title or brief description. It is up to the viewer to see, experience and interpret the image. Based on heated conversations online, I suspect that most photographers [...]
Literature and Photography: What a powerful combination!
Photographic Age of Distractions
You wake up in the morning and run up to the computer, excited and eager to share with the world your newfound passion for photography. There is so much to explore and learn. You already know it is all about seeing, light, composition, photographic projects. It is about finding your own visual voice. You have [...]
What is a great image?
“Just what is a great photo?” It’s one of the most common and most fascinating questions I have received. Despite certain predispositions and preconceived ideas I decided to write down my personal definition of a great photo. As such it will be my own journey through a great image – a sort of emotional map [...]
The Journal of Seeing – a conversation on “seeing” via images and words
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 [...]
The Visual Poet Experience 2019 is here!
What an incredible year it has been! From Vancouver to San Francisco and London to Berlin, 2018 was another great year for the Visual Poet Experience. It has been a great pleasure to craft imagery with so many talented photographers, new and advanced. We achieved so much together and became friends for life. The Visual [...]
Confidence – a roller-coaster to seeing (Intro)
Josef Koudelka would say, “Look at something and think, this is right.” Unfortunately, it is a constant search and we often doubt if indeed “this is right.” In other words, photography and confidence (or rather lack of it) has much in common. Wikipedia defines confidence as “a certainty about handling something.” When looking at my [...]
It is inside and all around you.
With the popularity of Instagram and the competition to find the most exotic photographic location, many photographers feel the need to spend a fortune to capture popular destinations. In the meantime, many don’t realize that the most amazing photographic subject may well be just around you. Photography is the art of connecting and seeing in [...]