“Nobody reads ads. People read what interests them. Sometimes it’s an ad.” — Howard Gossage The Practice Writing good copy and content is a hard thing. It takes time and study. Time to practice, time to read. There are some great books out there to help you with your writing chops. If your bent is […]
Living and working in the south of Spain opens your eyes to the difference in European cultures. And how borders can create a strange clash that jars the mind in a few short steps. I was sent to teach in a university in the town of La Línea de la Concepción. An old town that lies […]
Every great story is driven by a powerful, unforgettable character. The success of the unforgettable character is to leave the audience asking questions, hoping there will be a sequel, or determined to binge-watch through the weekend. Nurse Ratched Step-by-Step “Ratched” reveals too much of Ratched. We want to know who she is, but better to […]
Local vendors encourage locals to involve themselves in their community by getting to know it better. Staying in the neighbourhood when shopping, when walking for relaxation, and building friendships that are mostly just down the street solves a lot of problems easier than trying to find friends on the other side of town.
Living in these uncertain times causes most sane people to stop and think, take stock, ask questions that they weren’t asking before; what the hell is going on in the world? We all need a strong sense of meaningfulness in life. It’s a basic need. The Meaning of Everyday Life Meaningful experiences confirm that our […]
I was once a passenger on a ship sailing out of Milan, Italy. Heading to Corsica. The plan was to get to Corsica, climb the trail up the northernmost mountain, Monte Cinto, and then spend two weeks hiking over the back of adjoining mountains which span the island. After two weeks in the mountains I […]
As time goes by, and your experiences grow in the place where you live, it will become more personal. Cafes and bars that you visited long ago, parks that were once vibrant with sunbathers and picnickers. The cafe still there, but no longer the hot spot it was when you and your first big love spent evenings chinking glasses of wine and meeting new friends. A place where you worked and the ghosts of all those people you worked with still hover behind the walls. Cities, hometowns, the places where we dwell are places of the heart.
In a densely populated city, among the winding Arab streets of Seville, there is a row of white washed buildings. Small arched doorways, and uneven walls marked by the traditional magenta paint that skirts the foot of the house where it meets the cobbled street. People have lived in this street for centuries. They have worked […]
When a person walks they calm their soul. It can’t be helped, the mind slows down, the body finds a rhythm and the heart gets in step with the street. I’ve always walked. Long distances through city streets, going some place just to find out if it looks different than it did last week. Mostly, […]
I put this short video of Berlin Street photography together so that you can sample a few of my photos, hopefully it will also give you a feeling for what street photography is all about. Enjoy it, and please leave a comment about anything that you think is worth saying. More articles from Sean P. […]