Selfie-loathing

The more time I spend on the internet the more frustration I find towards these horrible things called selfies. Let’s start from the beginning. What is a selfie? A selfie, is a picture someone takes of themselves and posts it onto a social media site. It is, in my opinion, a way for pretty people […]

Endgame

Someone recently asked me: “Serge what is your endgame?”  I was very confused by the question.  Obviously, my endgame is to be rich and famous, living on top of a mountain in Tibet.  I will own a twelve story mansion with my family.  I will have high speed internet access and American cable.  I want […]

We are artist!

 (Rebuttal to THE STORY OF REMORA AND THE SHARK.) Are photographers artists?  Gosh darn right we are!  We are the seekers of truth and makers of history!  Do you see a painter on the battlefield, charging in right behind the troops and dodging bullets?  Do you see a musician help improve the fashion industry?  Or […]

The story of Remora and the Shark.

A single thought terrorized me with sleepless nights, poor appetite and cold sweat upon my troubled brow.  The idea that photographers are not true artists, but rather remoras or sucker fish who just latch on to the greater being and rely upon it for sustenance and are never capable of actual creation.  Don’t get me […]

Of snowflakes and snowstorms.

I think that browsing through as many photographs on daily basis as I do, has made me extremely impatient and prejudiced towards certain subjects and styles in photography.  At this point, I do not think I will ever take a picture of another dandelion for as long as I live.  I am very hostile towards […]

A letter to Instagram.

Dear Instagram, I love you.  You fulfill my narcissistic fantasies and give people like me a chance to be famous for ten seconds.  You have made photography accessible to everyone and not just the people with knowledge of Photoshop and in possession of really nice cameras.  It is so simple now to just walk and […]

A very special thanks.

I find it interesting that almost at every photo shoot that I do, I get the same question:  “How does your wife react to you doing this?”  At first I found the question a bit odd.  What is it that I am doing that should incur the wrath of my wife?  I didn’t understand and […]

B&W or Color?

Breaking away from black and white was probably one of my first and biggest challenges.  I can take a picture of the garbage on my desk and as long as the exposure and contrast were right, it looked like a cool photograph.  In fact, I actually did that and it looked pretty cool.  Black and […]