All posts tagged Inspiration

Wise words from Henry Rollins

I am a big fan of Henry Rollins because he doesn’t just talk but rather gets stuff done. I read a piece from him a while back about traveling and honestly couldn’t agree more. Traveling opens the mind and the experiences can never be had without. I find most of my inspiration on the road and cannot wait to travel more.

This is what he had to say …

“I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown. Eat interesting food. Dig some interesting people. Have an adventure. Be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get a sense of what globalization looks like. It’s not what Tom Friedman writes about; I’m sorry. You’re going to see that global climate change is very real. And that for some people, their day consists of walking 12 miles for four buckets of water. And so there are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight. A lot of people-Americans and Europeans-come back and go, Ohhhhh. And the light bulb goes on.”

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NB. I did not take this photograph but I am not sure who did so I cannot give credit for it.

Instagram easily motivates

Surely by now everyone, or at least everyone with an iPhone, knows what Instagram is all about. Just in case you don’t … Instagram is an app for iPhones that allows you to take a photo and edit it quickly with a few filter options and then upload it to your own gallery which you then use to interact with other users. I think it’s an amazing application and love the simplicity of it. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer shooting “proper” photographs but Instagram allows me to take a photo at any time of the day regardless of where I am (I don’t always have my full kit with me) and share it with friends and family. It’s easy to get motivation to shoot more.

If you’re on Instagram then hit me up on the username @marcusmaschwitz and if you don’t have the app yet then download it now and start shooting.

As well as a bunch of random posts, I will also be showing a bunch of behind-the-scene / setup shots and some sneak previews of work that I am busy with.