SEPTEMBER 1ST!! ALREADY??!
Ok, morning freakout over.
Bab Boujloud, one of the main entrances to the old medieval medina (city) of Fez, Morocco, photographed at twilight
Second instalment of Around the Net today, a feature where I curate a few interesting links I gleaned around the interwebs over the past week or so. So, without further ado:
- I want to start with this article I read on aphotoeditor.com. There are two reasons for that: first the photography project of Massimo Gammacurta’s is just mindblowing. Second, the article highlights an important principle of commercial success in photography (or any business venture): it takes time, and lots of it. We often expect or wish for overnight success, but in reality, except in a few circumstances, you just have got to put in the time to make it happen.
- From the behance gallery, I want to present you the unbelievably creative work of Dominik Smialowski. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, so I won’t say what the work is about. I promise you though, it’s worth a few minutes of your time.
- I only recently found out about Andrew Zuckerman’s work, especially his Wisdom project, but it seems I can’t go a day without seeing something of him our about him. In this video interview, he discusses the value of curiosity and rigor in his work. To quote him directly: “What gets projects done for me is not inspiration. I have no idea what inspiration really is. I know that I get really curious about things, and when that gets mixed with rigor, a project gets completed. And that’s basically it, it’s that simple. When curiosity and rigor get together, something happens. And when one of these things [isn't] there, nothing happens, or the project doesn’t really reach people”. More from the guy himself right here.
That’s it for today, see you all next week. And don’t forget that there are two more spots left for my Morocco tour. Cut off date is coming really soon, so please come and join me and Amanda in an unforgettable experience, I promise!