On the edge of seeing

On the edge of seeing

In the last few months I had the privilege of meeting many interesting photographers and visual thinkers – some well-known, others pioneering new ideas and imagery away from the spotlight of social media. One theme that often entered our conversations was the idea of “destination” or “balance” in photography. In other words, we tried to [...]

The Wall

The Wall

Exactly twenty-nine years ago my parents crossed the border from East to West Berlin. I clearly remember entering West Berlin. It felt as if we had embarked on a new world adventure. The city was full of life and prosperity. Freedom was in the air. On the west side of the Berlin Wall were special [...]

Photographic dispatches from London and Berlin

Photographic dispatches from London and Berlin

I am writing this blog post from my hotel room in Berlin to share with you some photographic titbits from our trip to Europe. We started off in London where I was leading the Visual Poet Experience Workshop. Christian Cross, a London-based photographer was assisting me on this incredible weekend of photography, learning, challenging ourselves [...]

Advice: Shoot, shoot and shoot a lot! Really?

Advice: Shoot, shoot and shoot a lot! Really?

A few months ago Kasia and I watched an excellent documentary about the life and work of one of the great photographers, Sebastiao Salgado, titled “The Salt of the Earth.” The imagery and narrative of this fascinating film make it a must-see for every photographer. One moment, in particular, caught my attention and started me [...]

Conjuring the mindset of a start-up photographer

Conjuring the mindset of a start-up photographer

There are two pieces of wisdom shared among photographers: (1) you need to specialize, and (2) you need to find your own style. It makes sense. There are certain segments of the photographic market when this approach is necessary. For example, wedding or commercial photography requires a specific branding strategy without which it would be [...]