Nothing About Photography – Everything About Being a Photographer
Yesterday while I was practicing work avoidance researching a topic, I came across a video of a short presentation by Zack Arias that I hadn’t seen before. In it he talks about another short video that he made several years ago . The original video changed my relationship to my own photography. I don’t want to give to much away as I don’t want to dilute the impact of the video if you haven’t seen it before. I will say though, that if ever you have hit the creative wall or more seriously perhaps, suffer from depression or Seasonal Associative disorder (SAD) then this is a must watch. Actually scrap that last sentence – if you’ve ever picked up a camera or been involved with the visual arts then this is a must watch.
I am posting both the original video as I think that it is best viewed without context or explanation first then the second which contains the first video in its entirety bookended by Zack Arias recounted the story behind it. The second video is a light, fun watch. If you have never heard of him (unlikely I suspect) or have no clue what I’m going on about then watch the first one before the second one – just trust me on this.
'Breaking down the many overwhelming aspects and complications of photography, this book manages to focus on what is most relevant in true photographic creation. The Minimalist Photographer touches on all of the key components of authentic photography in an easy to digest and extremely helpful manner.'
-Photo.Net best photography books of 2013
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