Photography can be a bit messy. It's not just cameras, but all that comes with them: lenses, batteries, memory cards, cables, tripod, computer, hard drives... These are some tips to keep your gear under control and always ready to go.Read More
This is a common misconception.
Minimalism isn't about having a lot of negative space in our images.
Minimalism is about what we include and, most importantly, about what we don't. It's about removing everything until we are left with just what the image requires to tell the story.
It's been 558 days since we left our tiny studio apartment in Portland, the last time I had a permanent home.
Being constantly on the move has made me very aware of all my possessions. I always thought I had few things, but I couldn't have been more wrong.
After getting rid of what felt like most of my stuff, I still had enough to fill two big suitcases, a few backpacks and two camera bags (see picture above).
I've been trying to reduce my possessions ever since, one thing at a time. Not because I wanted to become a minimalist but because I had to: for most of the year, I move to a new place every week, and having to carry your things from place to place makes you instantly regret all of those you don't really need.
It's been a lot of trial and error, but during my most recent road trip I was finally able to fit all I need in one carry-on size bag and one small camera bag:
some clothes (not a lot of them!), shoes and very basic toiletries to stay clean and look decent,
a phone and a computer to work from anywhere and communicate with anyone, and
a camera to capture all of this
This new approach has changed the way I think in many ways.Read More
There's a little living room on the second floor at my parent's house. It's home to ancient books, old radios, a TV from the 1950s, a big wooden desk, and even a display cabinet with some old phones and model trains.
In between a shelf and the frame of the door, there's a vertical and narrow bit of empty wall. You wouldn't even notice it, but my dad asked me to make a vertical panorama so they could hang it there and fill that barren space.
What's up with this aversion for empty spaces? Why do we need to fill everything with stuff?Read More