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When taking photos, there are times we feel the images we captured aren't good or maybe we lost our touch. Thus, we spend time looking for inspiration and motivation in photography by looking at people's feeds on Instagram or other photography platforms. It isn't...read more
“Now, we are Fez!” Mohammed, our driver, announced in his broken English. I sat up, bolt upright, shut my laptop and looked out the window. Something about the air in Fez gave off a sense of rawness that was so characteristic of Morocco herself. But if the streets of...read more
How my mobile phone helped me to discover photography and what I learned along the way Not too long ago the number was 36. That was how many pictures you could take with one roll of film. I went through about three of them per year. Two for the holidays and another...read more
What you are about to read are disparate and fictional short stories I have written to coincide with images that are part of a series of photographs of mine entitled “Empty Seats”. The series embraces the enigma of everyday objects that are specifically created by and...read more
March of fears and memories. At the end of every downward road the sea appears frozen. Huge slices of ice are floating on the water like melancholic islands. Blue eerie light all day long. The wind is whipping the faces as a reminder that winter never really...read more
Building up a sense of connection with Beijing through the iPhone lens - by Paul Yan It is one thing to live and work in a city of another land other than the motherland you were born in; it is another to get used to and be in peace with it even though you have lived...read more
Washing up a melancholic truth - A rainy day in Marrakech It was almost as if the rain had washed away any traces of an identity we - the tourists, travelers, photographers, writers - gave Marrakech over the years, and had now revealed a much more accurate truth of a...read more
Gone stray. How I find myself involved in a documentary project about stray and colony cats In the beginning, it was not a photo project. It was just me going to take photos in a park where a huge colony of stray cats live. I had started taking photos of cats when I...read more
“It is spring time now! While the world looks for a new war to fight, you look for a cherry blossom to watch! Let the stupid seek violence; you seek the elegance!” Mehmet Murat ildan The wind picks up a plastic bag from the street and swirls it into the air. The...read more
An Interview with Photographer Idan Golko: A Self-examined Life In one of my prior corporate gigs, a division VP said to me, “Mark, you seem to lead a self-examined life.” I was surprised by this. I mean, I took this remark as a compliment, but did I? Did I inspect my...read more