Connecting

“It’s really hard to form an emotional connection with perfection. We tend to connect to flaws, reading them as personality." Manami Okazaki interviewed me for her article on the story of Holga for a Hong Kong publication.
Lauren Greenfield: The Influence of Affluence

Lauren Greenfield: The Influence of Affluence

"The effect of seeing affluent lifestyles on television has been proven to a) make people think more people have that kind of lifestyle than really do, so it’s a distorted view of what’s normal but b) it also stimulates desire for those things."
—Lauren Greenfield (John Adams Institute)
The Fun of Photobooks

The Fun of Photobooks

Modern photobooks are all too often the insecure product of an oversaturated marketplace. With so many photographers in the world, many of whom have the idea that publishing a book will confirm their status or identity as a ‘real’ photographer, there’s no shortage of photobooks that try in clumsy language (whether too serious or too amateur) to convince you of…
Sage Sohier: Witness to Beauty

Sage Sohier: Witness to Beauty

"It’s easier not to be so beautiful, to be able to move through life a bit under the radar, and to be able to focus on what you feel really matters, rather than have to deal with the distraction of other people’s intense focus on your appearance."
—Sage Sohier (GUP Magazine)