Literature and Photography: What a powerful combination!

Literature and Photography: What a powerful combination!

I have always loved reading books. When I was a teenager, I would spend the entire summer in my room reading. It reached a point when my parents hid my books and told me to go outside and play. Yes, it was that bad!   This passion for reading has become a passion for writing and [...]

The Journal of Seeing – a conversation on “seeing” via images and words

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!

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)

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 [...]

Take Your Time Seeing

Take Your Time Seeing

When interacting with my students or even experienced photographers who are new to the genre of street photography, they often tell me about their frustration in finding out how to begin. There are several issues such as lack of concentration, inability to find a good subject, busy compositions, etc. We have written quite extensively about [...]