Jan 21 2019

Clarity

Photo by Chris Leskovsek

I was going to title this post “Quality Vs. Quantity” but I feel like we’ve talked about it already a bunch. My usual schpiel is that if you shoot a ton your photos will get better over time, but now I am realizing this is not really true. You have to be learning from the results, but learning is only intentional if you have a goal.

For instance, let’s say you want to shoot for the New York Times. You will have have to “develop” all sorts of skills. But if you are just shooting for Tumblr, there really is no pressure to quickly learn to make better photos, it’s totally casual.

Most of the work we get for Hamburger Eyes is from photographers attempting to cross the border from hobbyist to working professional. Or people that cross this border back and forth all the time like me. In fact I pretty much live at this bordertown and sometimes I think I should run for Mayor.

Within the emails I get, I see the main problem that people don’t think about properly is knowing why they want to cross at all in the first place. They don’t have clarity. I think you get clarity through action. You have to go out there and play with cameras, play with assignments, and play with different techniques. But really here is the real answer: you want to make a living doing what you love to do. That’s it.

At minimum, let’s say rent and bills is $2500 per month. Can you sell enough products and services to make this much or more on a monthly basis? This should be your primary goal if you want to make a living doing anything besides working a regular job.

Jan 15 2019

HAMBURGER EYES No. 37

It’s here! New issue has arrived. Pre-orders will be mailed out asap. If you didn’t pre-order, nows your chance to get yourself a copy hot off the presses.

HAMBURGER EYES No. 37
The Continuing Story of Life on Earth

Chris Leskovsek
Mike Vos
Chim Sis
Laurent Meirieu
Mickey Mason
Finn Jubak
Graham Wiebe
Thea Storz
Adi Segal
Alessandro Mitola
David Molina Gadea

120 Pages
6.69″ x 9.61″
Black and White
Matte Cover / Text
Perfect Bind
Published by Hamburger Eyes

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Jan 12 2019

DAVID MOLINA GADEA

NAME:

David Molina Gadea

LOCATION:

Somewhere near Barcelona

WEAPONS OF CHOICE:

Good shoes and a small camera

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

The other day I read the following: “Clothes are important for me, they are man’s second skin, especially worn clothes, second hand clothes. Photographs are a little bit like that. Second hand visions” Paulo Nozolino.

LINKS:

www.davidmolina.cat
http://theangrybat.com/product/go-to-become/
http://www.lanuu.cat/index.php/ca/
@davidmolinagadea

These photos and lots more featured in our latest issue.

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Jan 10 2019

MUG

Photo by Louis Fabries

Photo by Casey Jones

Photo by Samuel Liebert

Photo by Steve Panariti

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Jan 08 2019

Upgraded

Once you go embroidered, it’s hard to go back. Finally upgraded the black hoodies.

Came out awesome. Get comfy.

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Jan 08 2019

Dreams

Photo by Joshua Zucker

It is a dream to have Hamburger Eyes come out once a month. 120 pages every month. We have tried it many times with no success. I have been in hyper attack mode about making a production schedule for this entire year. That schedule includes regular postings on this site. You guys who have voted in the last poll have helped steer us in the right direction which makes it easier to figure out what to post on a weekly basis. So a huge thank you for that.

Looks like we will be featuring more photographers and writing more articles. Then once a month for new zines and books and will sprinkle in other things like videos and batches of photos. Thanks again!