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Conquer Yourself

Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

A young Swansea fan watching through a gap in the wall as the Swans lose 3-0 to Bournemouth at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea have conceded more goals at home in the Premier League this season (23) than they did in the entire 2015-16 season (20) and 2014-15 season (22)

Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

West Brom’s Hal Robson-Kanu in action with Southampton’s Oriol Romeu. Robson-Kanu scored a stunning winner on his first Premier League start since May 2013

Amsterdam, 2015
Photograph: Adam Fradgley/WBAFC via Getty Images

Claudio Yacob high-fives the West Bromwich Albion mascot as he arrives at St Mary’s for the match again Southampton.The Baggies came away with all three points, winning 2-1

Amsterdam, 2015
Amsterdam, 2015

I feel the ultimate power is conquering yourself— not in conquering others.

Act Without Effort, and You Will Not Fail

Hanoi, 2016 #cindyproject
Hanoi, 2016 #cindyproject

This concept is a Taoist one— whenever you try to force things, you will fail.

The Photographer and Camera as One

Garden Grove, 2016 #cindyproject
Garden Grove, 2016 #cindyproject

I’ve been thinking a lot about the perfect camera— I think it the perfect camera is the one that embeds itself into you.

How to Grow as a Photographer

Downtown LA, 2016
Downtown LA, 2016

Everything on planet earth requires growth, or we die.

Don’t Waste Your Life

Hanoi, 2016
Hanoi, 2016

Economy: the art of avoiding unnecessary expenditure.

Provoke

Hanoi, 2016
Hanoi, 2016

Dear friend, I wanted to share an idea with you — the importance of provoking people with your photography.

Photography is Trial and Error

Downtown LA, 2015
Downtown LA, 2015

Every time you click the shutter, you are making an “attempt” to make a good photograph.

“Street Photography” by Eric Kim

Tokyo, 2016
Tokyo, 2016

Dear friend,

I am writing you this book “Street Photography” to encapsulate everything I have learned about street photography in the last 10 years.

Interview with Chu Viet Ha

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Chu Viet Ha is one of my best friends in Hanoi, and also one of my favorite contemporary street photographers.

Withdraw in Order to Advance

Berkeley, 2015
Berkeley, 2015

I’ve become a bit of a hermit recently — spending less time on social media, the internet, and socializing.

Take More Risks

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In baseball and life, is better to get one home run, instead of two doubles.

Go Forth and Help Others

Vietnam, 2016
Vietnam, 2016

All of us were born for a great destiny — what is yours?

“Stop gain”

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In stocks and trading, there is something called a “stop loss” — where you pre-determine that you will exit a position (if the value of a stock drops below a certain point).

Create Your Own Rules in Life

NYC, 2015
NYC, 2015

When we are children — we create the rules of the games we create.

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Busan, 2013
Busan, 2013

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Emotional Layers in Street Photography

Downtown LA, 2015
Downtown LA, 2015

Nowadays in street photography, it is popular to add lots of layers, subjects, and complexity to your frame.

Be Maximally Concise

NYC, 2015
NYC, 2015

Dear friend, we are always told less is more — but at what point is too little too little?

Don’t Think About Composition

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Dear friend, I want to give you a practical piece of advice when it comes to shooting street photography — don’t think about composition.

Download Books

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Zen Photography

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I’m a big fan of Zen/Taoist, Eastern philosophy.