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Lukasz Laniecki
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[ 4 min read ] Diary of an artist, Sunday, August 18, 2019 #680 (countdown) - Woke up 4:30 am. A few days ago I wanted to find out what TikTok is. I downloaded the app, signed up and started using it. I have watched couple dozen videos from different... Continue reading
Posted 21 hours ago at My Game
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[ 3 min read ] Diary of an artist, Saturday, August 17, 2019 #681 (countdown) - Woke up 4:30 am I want to write something about not believing what other people say. Not taking what they say for granted. Even (or especially) if they call themselves specialists, experts, have diplomas,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at My Game
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[ 3 min read ] Diary of an artist, Friday, August ... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at My Game
[ 2 min read ] This whole series of my posts about reading books which I called “On being an ignoramus” (later I subtitled it “One crazy artist’s take on reading books in the 21st century”) was not intended to be a tirade against books, against reading them. It may... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at My Game
[ 3 min read ] I think one of the most important arguments in the society about the supremacy of books (and the flaws of the Internet) is that you can find a lot of bullshit online. Yes, there is good stuff, but there is also bullshit. And it’s probably... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at My Game
[ 3 min read ] The thing is we’re super worried about people who don’t read. Or who don’t read “enough”. Or who don’t like to read. Why are we so worried about them? Because it’s in our heads that people who want enlightenment, or better quality of their lives,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at My Game
[ 2 min read ] I once believed that reading books is better than watching movies, YouTube videos, documentaries, listening to podcasts, and reading blogs, or Quora. That it’s the ultimate way of accumulating knowledge and gaining wisdom. I think I believed so because that’s what most educated people believe... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at My Game
[ 3 min read ] Oops I did it again. I did the unthinkable. In my yesterday’s post I questioned one of the most strongly established beliefs in the society. I questioned the belief that reading books is the best people who want to improve the quality of their lives... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at My Game
[ 2 min read ] Reading books is not as important as many people would think it is. Like I said, they believe it’s so super important because they’d been told that it’s so super important. They take most of what they’d been told for granted. We have the Internet... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at My Game
[ 2 min read ] People often say that you need to read a lot because only reading can enlighten you. People who don’t read are considered by those who read (those who were always told how important reading is in a person’s life), by the well educated ones, by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at My Game
[ 2 min read ] People often pride themselves that they read so-and-so, or that they know the name of so-and-so. They know that it sounds good. That certain people (probably most — because we, almost all of us, have been brainwashed in the same fashion by the society) will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at My Game
[ 2 min read ] Certain people will humiliate other people if they don’t know certain names. The great (universally revered) writers, philosophers, politicians, psychologists, etc. Or they will feel sorry for them — think how much worse off these people are, and how much better off they would be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at My Game
[ 3 min read ] The idea that I will miss out on something if I won’t read this or that (some author), or follow someone, or subscribe to someone’s channel, is flawed. It’s bullshit. People who had read (or read) this or that (something a famous person wrote —... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at My Game
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[ 3 min read ] Diary of an artist, Sunday, August 4, 2019 #683 (countdown) - Woke up 5:30 am People who obsess about the idea of taking photos (about not doing any kind of post production) also create their own versions of reality. In other words, they also distort... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at My Game
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[ 3 min read ] Diary of an artist, Saturday, August 3, 2019 #684 (countdown) - Woke up 4:20 am To me photography (my kind of photography — the photography which I like, the photography which I enjoy the most, the photography which I consider as an art) is about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at My Game
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[ 3 min read ] Diary of an artist, Friday, August 2, 2019 #685 (countdown) - Woke up 5:30 am I usually take my photos not thinking much about it. I just shoot (in an indiscriminate fashion, I would say). I see something and the decision to shoot it is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at My Game
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[ 3 min read ] Diary of an artist, Wednesday, July 31, 2019 #686 (countdown) - Woke up 5:15 am If I censored myself, it would be stupid. I think those who censor themselves are the people who haven’t yet realized (maybe never will?) that the great minds, the icons,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at My Game
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[ 2 min read ] Diary of an artist, Monday, July 29, 2019 #687 (countdown) - Woke up 4:35 am I’m just as entitled to put out my shit as any other artist or writer, thinker, or … politician. Politicians are probably the best example. There is so much nonsense... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at My Game
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[ 4 min read ] Diary of an artist, Sunday, July 28, 2019 #688 (countdown) - Woke up 5:35 am What I mean when I say that I grant myself the permission to write about everything is that I don’t need a degree in psychology to write about psychology, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at My Game
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[ 3 min read ] Diary of an artist, Saturday, July 27, 2019 #689 (countdown) - Woke up 5:35 am Believing that you can’t propose a theory or simply speak up (voice your opinion), or put out an article, as if everything that’s wise and legit, and reasonable, and decent,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2019 at My Game
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[ 3 min read ] Diary of an artist, Friday, July 26, 2019 #690 (countdown) - Woke up 4:35 am I wrote the last piece in my current series about smartphone photography (“On smartphone photography. Part 3”) somewhat reluctantly. I knew I was not talking about anything new. I was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at My Game
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[ 6 min read ] Diary of an artist, Thursday, July 25, 2019 #691 (countdown) - Woke up 4:35 am Back to listening to Chopin. As I already mentioned it — there are pieces by him I love and there are pieces by him I just can’t stomach. But the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at My Game
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[ 3 min read ] Diary of an artist, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 #692 (countdown) - Woke up 4:35 am A smartphone has an in-built camera so holding a smartphone is tantamount to holding a camera. It’s just a matter of what camera you’re holding. A smartphone is a weird... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at My Game
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[ 4 min read ] Diary of an artist, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 #693 (countdown) - Woke up 4:35 am As a matter of fact I don’t care whether someone agrees with me that a person who takes photos with a smartphone is a photographer. To me this person has... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at My Game
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[ 4 min read ] Diary of an artist, Monday, July 22, 2019 #694 (countdown) - Woke up 4:45 am Yesterday I was entertaining an idea that I might try shooting photos with something which isn’t a smartphone. I guess it’s because I got this purchase offer recently (someone is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2019 at My Game