Surface

by Emon Hassan on March 3, 2013

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The Gate to No Parking

by Emon Hassan on March 3, 2013

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Shot with iPhone 4s

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The Man Left Behind

by Emon Hassan on March 3, 2013

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Shot and processed with an iPhone 4s.

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Upstairs Downstairs

by Emon Hassan on March 1, 2013

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Once There Was A School

by Emon Hassan on February 25, 2013


Shot with iPhone 4s

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Color Vision

by Emon Hassan on January 7, 2013

Some months ago, Dr. Mark Changizi, Theoretical Neurobiologist and Director of Human Cognition at 2AI Labs, sat down and explained to me the idea that lead to the invention of O2Amp Eyewear. Changizi is the author of Vision Revolution, which lead to his joining forces with Dr. Tim Barber, Director of Machine Cognition at 2AI Labs, to create the O2Amp.

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Coney Island

by Emon Hassan on January 1, 2013


© 2013 Emon Hassan. November 26, 2012.

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Instead of bullshitting myself with a list of resolutions this year, I’ll give myself some advice so when I come to a point in 2013 where I can’t remind myself who I am supposed to be, or what I’m supposed to be doing, I’ll come back here.

  1. Unburden yourself from your regrets. Let them go. They’ll never allow you to be happy. And they are a great recipe for future regrets. They want to be let go and you’re just holding them back to feel sorry for yourself. Don’t be that person.
  2. Be hard on yourself when it comes to your art and craft. Be a Jiro of your craft.
  3. Trust your instincts. It has not failed you. Trust your gut. It has not failed you. Which leads to…
  4. Take on projects that scare you a little. Take on projects even if others may be convinced won’t have an audience. Take on projects that are not topical.
  5. You’ve decided to call yourself a storyteller so stop trying to make the profession palatable for others. Most of them won’t know what it means or why storytelling means so much to you, but they’ll get your passion for it. Again, be like Jiro.
  6. Listen, your voice in storytelling is emerging – not just my opinion – but you need to be bold, daring, and explore farther. But don’t try to duplicate success of one project with another. It’s stupid. Every project is starting fresh. Every project needs a new set of tools. Make your tools work for you, not the other way around.
  7. Remember, people love to be told stories. They’ll pause their lives to give your story a chance. They have a thousand other things they could be doing than be your audience. Be respectful of their time. They need to trust your honesty in telling stories.
  8. Remind yourself why you’re in the storytelling business, because circumstances will sometimes make you doubt your existence. You’re doing this because you love to tell stories. Your product has to be very good and a result of your hard work and dedication. You can’t do it because of money, or fame. Although both will tempt you in taking a left on Mediocre Ave. Don’t fall for that shit. Or I’ll have to give you a kick in the ass.
  9. Dedication, discipline, and diet. Remember these three things that will make you a better storyteller.
  10. About working with people. Most professionals will be horrified by what I’m about to say : be picky about who you work for, work with, or work around. Don’t associate with hacks, phonies, and assholes. However, if you do find yourself in such a position, you and I both agree that the work at hand should still be given 100% and never less. You’ve been good about that. Don’t change.
  11. Life experience is a school we can’t quit. Take from it what works for your life and for your work. Discard the rest. Don’t forget there’s a life outside of work that needs to be lived. Take Maurice’s advice, “Live your life, Live your life, Live your life”.

Bonus advice: You’re a good person with a good heart. Don’t let anyone fuck it up. Have a great 2013!

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The Event

by Emon Hassan on November 9, 2012

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Daylight & the Lamp

by Emon Hassan on November 2, 2012

Out. Of order.

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Cloud Scratch

by Emon Hassan on November 2, 2012

Afternoon. iPhone 4s.

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Cloud Intense

by Emon Hassan on November 2, 2012

This morning. iPhone. No filter (sadly, one needs to mention that nowadays.)

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Washington Heights. October 30, 2012. [Before Sandy Hit]

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Washington Heights. October 29, 2012. [The Morning After]

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NYPL in B&W

by Emon Hassan on October 25, 2012


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This was the third event I’d covered that Sunday. Caught the end of the festival and was able to capture some moments.

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Part One here.

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Three of my photos from this series was published on Einestages (22-24), a sister site of Spiegel, for an article on Ellis Island.

I am thankful to Janis Calella, president of Save Ellis Island, who graciously helped with identifying some of the locations seen in the photos I’d sent to Einestages. Here’s a quote from her that made me very happy:

“Your photographs are wonderful. After seeing thousands of photos of the abandoned buildings, yours offer a unique look and point of view.”

Thought I’d revisit that set of photos shot in 2009 and present Slideshow 1 and Slideshow 2.

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The Night Shift

by Emon Hassan on October 9, 2012

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Love in Black & White

by Emon Hassan on October 8, 2012

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Best One So Far

by Emon Hassan on October 7, 2012

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Breaking Bread

by Emon Hassan on October 5, 2012

Not a new show on AMC. But that’s what I’m going to call, despite your objections, my baking series.

Today was a baguette kind of morning.

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