Rumor has it that the International Leica Society (LHSA) recently published a video of their attempt, last autumn, to coerce me into divulging a number of photography "tips." Yeah, you can imagine how that went... Viewer discretion is advised.
What does one do when one vows to publish at least one article per calendar-month, yet arrives back home — jet lagged and fully booked — on the final day of a month spent mostly in Tokyo? One writes a short article to explain why there's no article that month — thus honoring (though somewhat deceptively) one's vow.
The inevitable has occurred — ULTRAsomething is now hosting workshops. OK, it's only ONE workshop, and its being co-hosted with Quinton Gordon from Luz Studios, but it's still a workshop. And it's every bit as unique as its title: "Ferreting Mantras."
Once every three months I slip away from all the limelight, tinsel and glamor of the blogging world, and I take a good long look at ULTRAsomething. I ask myself a great number of questions about what this site is and what it should be. It's a quarterly rite of passage that rarely yields any useful answers. The reason, of course, is that I'm asking the wrong person. Instead of asking myself these questions, I should be asking you, my readers...
Instinct is traditionally abstract and intangible. Some people have a natural inclination to trust theirs. Others must cultivate the relationship. Many, instead, opt to borrow it from friends, family or colleagues. But Instinct now comes in a convenient and palpable new physical form — a book. Instinct is my new photography monograph — a collection of 70 "street" photographs, culled from a two-year, pavement-pounding, photographic examination of humans simply being.