Photography – the craft of curation

Photography – the craft of curation

Over the course of the last few years I have met many amazing photographers on my Visual Poet Experience Workshops. Interestingly, some of them realized very little of their hidden talent for seeing and crafting great imagery. As I have studied this phenomenon, I stayed in touch with some students, following their struggles and their [...]

Photographing with Bob

Photographing with Bob

This week has brought woeful news. The camera shutters of two photography legends will never open and close again. In a matter of a few days we lost documentary photographer Robert Frank and a fellow Vancouverite, a true master of street photography, Fred Herzog. After hearing the news, I wanted to write an in-depth 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 power of staying put

The power of staying put

When we travel and photograph new places, we are often tempted to try and capture it all. After all, few of us  have the time and resources to visit places like Paris or Sydney many times during our lifetime. This is understandable.  Unfortunately, we often subscribe to this rush mentality when photographing closer at home. You [...]

First thoughts and a guest’s impressions of the Fujifilm GFX 50R

First thoughts and a guest’s impressions of the Fujifilm GFX 50R

Fujifilm’s medium format assault continues. For years there has been a discussion about what Fujifilm should do next after establishing itself in the APS-C segment with the X-series. Many people advocated for the need of a full frame line-up. I have always thought that would be a major mistake for several reasons. First, after shooting [...]