Eric: This article is by John Hall, a photographer and human being I respect deeply. John Hall was one of my students at a week-long street photography workshop in SF, and since then he has been my zen master (he always reminds me to stay centered). He recently attended a Jacob Aue Sobol workshop in Kyoto, Japan and I loved the article so much I wanted to share it with you. You can see his original article here.
John: I just finished a week long workshop with Jacob Aue Sobol in Kyoto and it was terrific. The Leica team was also most helpful during the week as the workshop was held in their beautiful Gion Leica store. Jacob, Chloe and Albert did a super job with a diverse set of students. A highly recommended workshop!
Jacob really challenged each of us artistically to find our own voice through photography. Shooting more from the heart than the mind. Shooting and editing with emotion leads to emotional photos. The week also turned out to be a shift in my approach to putting together projects, i.e. series of photos that hang together in a portfolio.
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