Over the years, Billy Mork has been a photographer, an art director and even a practicing architect, but he ultimately ended up back where his passion lies: in black and white film photography. This inspirational short film — put together by broadcast media student Duong Thai Anh for a class at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore — tries to capture a bit of that passion and pass it along to you. Read more…
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The Onion has published a humorous tongue-in-cheek piece that many non-professional photography enthusiasts may find very thought provoking. It’s titled “Find The Thing You’re Most Passionate About, Then Do It On Nights And Weekends For The Rest Of Your Life.” In the commentary, author ‘David Ferguson’ writes,
I have always been a big proponent of following your heart and doing exactly what you want to do. It sounds so simple, right? But there are people who spend years—decades, even—trying to find a true sense of purpose for themselves. My advice? Just find the thing you enjoy doing more than anything else, your one true passion, and do it for the rest of your life on nights and weekends when you’re exhausted and cranky and just want to go to bed.
It could be anything—music, writing, drawing, acting, teaching—it really doesn’t matter. All that matters is that once you know what you want to do, you dive in a full 10 percent and spend the other 90 torturing yourself because you know damn well that it’s far too late to make a drastic career change, and that you’re stuck on this mind-numbing path for the rest of your life.
If you’re reading this blog and you can relate to this satire piece, that ‘thing’ for you is probably photography. It seems to be hitting home for many, many people, as the article has gone quite viral online over the past few days.
While in an antique shop looking for old Nikon lenses, the folks over at Green Renaissance bumped into a man they’re identifying simply as “The Collector.” A man with a true passion for photography, they were fortunate enough to receive an invite into his home where they got to see his amazing collection of over one thousand vintage cameras from all over the world.
They spent nearly two hours at The Collector’s home, interviewing him and filming a collection that started in South Africa in 1972 and is still growing today. The result of the time they spent with The Collector is the nearly three-minute video you see at the top — an inspiring look at one man’s passion for photography that has spanned over four decades. (Warning: he does curse at one point in the video).
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San Francisco resident Ryan Tatar is passionate about two things when he’s not sitting at his desk at a Silicon Valley tech company: surfing and photography… and usually a combination of the two. He has attracted a good deal of attention in both worlds with his lo-fi photographs of surfers, captured with old analog cameras and expired and/or cross-processed films.
In the short video above, Tatar talks about his love for analog photography and introduces us to what he does.
Here’s a thought-provoking video making the rounds online — one that you might want to watch if you love photography and have been thinking hard about your career path. It’s based on a lecture given decades ago by philosopher Alan Watts, who poses the question, “What would you like to do if money were no object?”
Here’s an interesting video in which street photographer Matt Stuart shares some of his work and talks about his love for street photography. In an interview with More Intelligent Life, Stuart states,
I’d like to be a mirror. And show people who live where I live what they’re like or what we’re doing or how we act. How we live. I think Garry Winogrand said he looks at people as animals and aren’t we bizarre? It is that standing back and trying to show us how we behave, and isn’t it funny or isn’t it sad or isn’t it ironic? I love how people act in public places.
One interesting statement he makes in the video: “the lovely thing about street photography is [...] that the best stuff there’s absolutely no way you can stage, or even think of. It just like… happened, and isn’t that weird? Then it’s gone.”
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