Don’t forget to say ‘Hello’
Steve McCurry’s One Minute Masterclass
Fantastic advice from the master (and one of my personal heroes) himself. To always remember to relate to your photographic subjects as human beings first, and photo opportunities second. The easy way out would always be to hide behind the viewfinder, and snap the world from the outside looking in, never really interacting or understanding your subject matter beyond mere aesthetics. I believe one of the reasons why Steve produces such remarkable photographs of the human condition is that he lives by his own rule of simply ‘Saying Hello’.
photo by Steve McCurry
I will be posting a series of these inspirational and instructional videos moving forward so stay tuned! Meanwhile, check out the rest of my photos on Handcarry Only.
Johor, a familiar yet alien neighbour
(via Johor: Asia Latitude One | American Photo)
National Geographic photographer Justin Guariglia shoots a commissioned assignment by the Johor (Malaysian state) royalty. A short drive across the border and Singapore’s closest neighbour, Johor had always been in my consciousness but but usually just as a destination for cheap food and a quick day trip. Most people never venturing further that what the local malls and city centre have to offer. Justin Guariglia’s unbiased look on Johor is certainly an eye opener and a refreshing take on a familiar subject.