Nov 13 2021

Anders Petersen

I just blogged about how it’s not about good or bad photos and here Anders starts the the vid with the same sentiment. Random! I was just watching some Youtubes and it popped up, are the Googles tracking my keyboard movements?

Nov 12 2021


Photo by Ray Potes

Some thoughts about photography today. I said and wrote before that for me, it’s not so much about “good” and “bad” photos, it’s about shooting regularly. I could never articulate this properly, now I know it’s because it is just half of a thought. The second half of it is the practice of expression.

We are trying (practicing) to express and communicate our particular story in this world frame by frame. The setting, the vibe, the main characters, the plots, and the subplots. Every photo we get off is like adding to our vocabulary which we use to help tell this story. And vocabulary isn’t “good” or “bad”.

What makes it hard is our inherent split personality. Once you say that you are a photographer, you assume an identity crisis. Am I a product or a service? Once you claim either side or both, your practice and vocabulary gets more complicated.

I sound complain-y. And maybe too artsy. I get it, we have bills to pay. We have to work. I got lucky becoming a publisher. I guess I am just trying to remind myself out loud to shoot everything all the time, if not for anything then for the practice of learning new words.

Oct 28 2021



Hamburger Eyes No. 50
The Continuing Story of Life on Earth

Ray Potes
Magda Petmeza
Francesco Berlingerio
Bouwe Brouwer
Andrea Lavezzaro
Don Standing
Guillaume Dizien

88 Pages
6.5 x 9 inches
100# cover/text
Perfect Bind
Published by Hamburger Eyes