What’s the point of “You can reach a wider audience and find new customers by promoting”? It annoys me every time.


ใ€Œๅฎฃไผใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใงใ€ใ‚ใชใŸใฎๆŠ•็จฟใŒใ‚ˆใ‚ŠๅคšใใฎไบบใซๅฑŠใใ€ๆ–ฐใ—ใ„ใŠๅฎขใ•ใ‚“ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใคใ‘ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒใงใใพใ™ใ€ใฃใฆใชใ‚“ใ ใ‚ˆใ€‚ๆฏŽๅ›žใ‚คใƒฉใ‚คใƒฉใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚

Kids picking up something precious in the river of garbage, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2017

It directly means without paying I can’t show my photos to wider audience on Instagram or Facebook. And it means they control the audience to whom I show my photos. Wait. Photos are mine, but why can’t I show my photos to all of my followers? From business points of view, it is fucking correct. But from the points of individual person who loves and uses Instagram since 5, Nov, 2010, I have to say they are completely changed from what they used to be and I am so sad. Fuck it. They had a core value and great slogan “Community First”. I still have a mug with it written on.ย 

ใŠ้‡‘ใ‚’ๆ‰•ใ‚ใชใ„ใจใ€Instagramใ‚„Facebookใง่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๅ†™็œŸใ‚’ใ‚ˆใ‚Šๅคšใใฎไบบใซ่ฆ‹ใ›ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒใงใใชใ„ใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใงใ™ใ€‚ใใ—ใฆใ€ๅƒ•ใฎๅ†™็œŸใ‚’่ชฐใซ่ฆ‹ใ›ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚’ๅฝผใ‚‰ใŒใ‚ณใƒณใƒˆใƒญใƒผใƒซใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๅพ…ใฆใ€‚ๅ†™็œŸใฏๅƒ•ใฎใ‚‚ใฎใชใฎใซใ€ใชใ‚“ใงๅƒ•ใฎๅ†™็œŸใ‚’ใ™ในใฆใฎใƒ•ใ‚ฉใƒญใƒฏใƒผใซ่ฆ‹ใ›ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒใงใใชใ„ใฎใงใ—ใ‚‡ใ†ใ‹๏ผŸใƒ“ใ‚ธใƒใ‚นใฎ่ฆณ็‚นใ‹ใ‚‰่ฆ‹ใ‚Œใฐใ€ใใ‚Œใฏ่ถ…็œŸใฃๅฝ“ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ—ใ‹ใ—ใ€2010ๅนด11ๆœˆ5ๆ—ฅใ‹ใ‚‰Instagramใ‚’ๆ„›็”จใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๅ€‹ไบบ็š„ใช็ซ‹ๅ ดใ‹ใ‚‰ใ™ใ‚‹ใจใ€ไปฅๅ‰ใจใฏๅฎŒๅ…จใซๅค‰ใ‚ใฃใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸใจ่จ€ใ‚ใ–ใ‚‹ใ‚’ๅพ—ใšใ€ใจใฆใ‚‚ๆฎ‹ๅฟตใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ฏใ‚ฝใงใ™ใญใ€‚ๅฝผใ‚‰ใซใฏใ€Œใ‚ณใƒŸใƒฅใƒ‹ใƒ†ใ‚ฃใƒปใƒ•ใ‚กใƒผใ‚นใƒˆใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ‚ณใ‚ขใƒปใƒใƒชใƒฅใƒผใจ็ด ๆ™ดใ‚‰ใ—ใ„ใ‚นใƒญใƒผใ‚ฌใƒณใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฏใพใ ใใ‚ŒใŒๆ›ธใ‹ใ‚ŒใŸใƒžใ‚ฐใ‚ซใƒƒใƒ—ใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

Kandal Market from above, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2017

Now I feel Instagram is just a money making machine for a crappy short videos, not a platform for the people who love photography. And that is happening since Facebook bought them. I read some articles about Meta testing subscription service for small group of people on Instagram. And all of these things were intended since then. They are doing great on business. 

ไปŠใ‚„Instagramใฏใ€ๅ†™็œŸใ‚’ๆ„›ใ™ใ‚‹ไบบใ€…ใฎใŸใ‚ใฎใƒ—ใƒฉใƒƒใƒˆใƒ•ใ‚ฉใƒผใƒ ใงใฏใชใใ€ใใ ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใƒ“ใƒ‡ใ‚ชใฎใŸใ‚ใฎ้‡‘ๅ„ฒใ‘ใƒžใ‚ทใƒณใซใชใฃใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸใจๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใใ—ใฆใ€ใใ‚ŒใฏFacebookใŒInstagramใ‚’่ฒทๅŽใ—ใฆใ‹ใ‚‰่ตทใ“ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚MetaใŒใ€Instagramใฎๅฐ‘ๆ•ฐใ‚ฐใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚’ๅฏพ่ฑกใซใ‚ตใƒ–ใ‚นใ‚ฏใƒชใƒ—ใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใ‚ตใƒผใƒ“ใ‚นใฎใƒ†ใ‚นใƒˆใ‚’่ฉฆใฟใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†่จ˜ไบ‹ใ‚’่ชญใฟใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใใ—ใฆใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ‚‰ใฎใ“ใจใฏใ™ในใฆใใฎๆ™‚ใ‹ใ‚‰ๆ„ๅ›ณใ•ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ๅฝผใ‚‰ใฎใƒ“ใ‚ธใƒใ‚นใฏใจใฆใ‚‚ใ†ใพใใ„ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใงใ™ใ€‚

A banana man, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2018

But for the people like me, their strategy is completely wrong. I will never pay any cent to those money making machines. And I will never pay any pence to the weird agents from Russia or India trying to convince me at every opportunity to pay money for them to get growth in the platform. They are trying to trap us in a growth trap, making us pay to buy attention and perceive the number of likes and followers as some kind of status.

ใ—ใ‹ใ—ใ€ๅƒ•ใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใชไบบใ€…ใซใจใฃใฆใฏใ€ๅฝผใ‚‰ใฎๆˆฆ็•ฅใฏๅฎŒๅ…จใซ้–“้•ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฏใใ‚Œใ‚‰ใฎ้‡‘ๅ„ฒใ‘ใฎๆฉŸๆขฐใซ1ใ‚ปใƒณใƒˆใŸใ‚Šใจใ‚‚ๆ”ฏๆ‰•ใ†ใ“ใจใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚ใใ—ใฆใ€ใƒญใ‚ทใ‚ขใ‚„ใ‚คใƒณใƒ‰ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใจใ‚ใ‚‹ใ”ใจใซ่จ€ใ„ๅฏ„ใฃใฆใใ‚‹ๅฅ‡ๅฆ™ใชใ‚จใƒผใ‚ธใ‚งใƒณใƒˆใŒใ€ใƒ—ใƒฉใƒƒใƒˆใƒ•ใ‚ฉใƒผใƒ ใงใฎๆˆ้•ทใฎใŸใ‚ใซใŠ้‡‘ใ‚’ๆ‰•ใ†ใ‚ˆใ†่ชฌๅพ—ใ—ใฆใใฆใ‚‚ๆฑบใ—ใฆใŠ้‡‘ใ‚’ๆ‰•ใ†ไบ‹ใฏใชใ„ใงใ—ใ‚‡ใ†ใ€‚ๅฝผใ‚‰ใฏๅƒ•ใŸใกใ‚’ๆˆ้•ทใฎ็ฝ ใซ้™ฅใ‚Œใ€ใŠ้‡‘ใ‚’ๆ‰•ใฃใฆๆณจ็›ฎใ‚’่ฒทใ‚ใ›ใ€Œใ„ใ„ใญใ€ใ‚„ใ€Œใƒ•ใ‚ฉใƒญใƒฏใƒผใ€ใฎๆ•ฐใ‚’ใ‚ใ‚‹็จฎใฎใ‚นใƒ†ใƒผใ‚ฟใ‚นใจ่ช่ญ˜ใ•ใ›ใ‚ˆใ†ใจใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ™ใ€‚

Lights and shadows inside Central Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2016

All the photos are creative. And I respect all styles of creativity. Portrait, City Scapes, B/W, Animal, Nature, Landscapes, all the perspectives should be respected. If they set the pay wall? I don’t give a shit. Growth in the crappy platform? Bullshit. But creativity matters. How can we stand to have a system or algorithm control what we create and who we show it to? That’s ridiculous. That’s fucking up to us! Creativity is free, and it cannot be controlled.

ใ™ในใฆใฎๅ†™็œŸใฏใ‚ฏใƒชใ‚จใ‚คใƒ†ใ‚ฃใƒ–ใงใ™ใ€‚ใใ—ใฆใ€ๅƒ•ใฏใ‚ใ‚‰ใ‚†ใ‚‹ใ‚นใ‚ฟใ‚คใƒซใฎใ‚ฏใƒชใ‚จใ‚คใƒ†ใ‚ฃใƒ–ใ‚’ๅฐŠ้‡ใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใƒใƒผใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒˆใ€่ก—ใฎ้ขจๆ™ฏใ€ใƒขใƒŽใ‚ฏใƒญใ€ๅ‹•็‰ฉใ€่‡ช็„ถใ€้ขจๆ™ฏใ€ใ™ในใฆใฎ่ฆ–็‚นใŒๅฐŠ้‡ใ•ใ‚Œใ‚‹ในใใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚‚ใ—ๅฝผใ‚‰ใŒใƒšใ‚คใ‚ฆใ‚ฉใƒผใƒซใ‚’่จญๅฎšใ—ใŸใ‚‰๏ผŸใฉใ†ใงใ‚‚ใ„ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใใ ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใƒ—ใƒฉใƒƒใƒˆใƒ•ใ‚ฉใƒผใƒ ใงๆˆ้•ท๏ผŸใใ‚“ใชใ‚‚ใฎใฏใ‚ฏใ‚ฝ้ฃŸใ‚‰ใˆใ€‚ใ—ใ‹ใ—ใ€ใ‚ฏใƒชใ‚จใ‚คใƒ†ใ‚ฃใƒ“ใƒ†ใ‚ฃใฏ้‡่ฆใงใ™ใ€‚ไฝ•ใ‚’ๅ‰ตใ‚Šใ€่ชฐใซ่ฆ‹ใ›ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚’ใ‚ทใ‚นใƒ†ใƒ ใ‚„ใ‚ขใƒซใ‚ดใƒชใ‚บใƒ ใซใ‚ณใƒณใƒˆใƒญใƒผใƒซใ•ใ‚Œใฆๅ ชใ‚‹ใ‹ใ€‚ใ‚ใปใ‹ใ€‚ไฝ•ใ‚’ไฝœใ‚ใ†ใŒใ€่ชฐใซ่ฆ‹ใ›ใ‚ˆใ†ใŒๅƒ•ใ‚‰ใฎ่‡ช็”ฑใฎใฏใšใ ใ‚ใ€‚ใ‚ฏใƒชใ‚จใ‚คใƒ†ใ‚ฃใƒ“ใƒ†ใ‚ฃใฏ่‡ช็”ฑใ ใ—ใ€ๆ”ฏ้…ใ•ใ‚Œใชใ„ใ€‚

Lights through the gap, Crab Market, Kep, Cambodia, 2018

I learned a lot through the real voice and interactions from real friends since I shared my feeling yesterday. I have to focus on what I want to express and tell through my photography and I will. I have to care the people who really like and care my perspective and I will. I don’t fucking give a shit on the numbers or I don’t serve for the machines. I’ll just chase what I want to express. I’ll keep on capturing humanity on the street in my way. That’s it. People would find me or may not, but it doesn’t fucking mean anything to me. Who cares. I care my perspectives, and only hope it would contribute to the other people’s perspective. 

ๆ˜จๆ—ฅใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ‚’ไผใˆใฆใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใƒชใ‚ขใƒซใชๅฃฐใ‚„ใƒชใ‚ขใƒซใชๅ‹้”ใจใฎไบคๆตใ‚’้€šใ—ใฆใ€ใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใฎใ“ใจใ‚’ๅญฆใณใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฏๅ†™็œŸใ‚’้€šใ—ใฆไฝ•ใ‚’่กจ็พใ—ใŸใ„ใ‹ใ€ไฝ•ใ‚’ไผใˆใŸใ„ใ‹ใซ้›†ไธญใ—ใชใ‘ใ‚Œใฐใชใ‚‰ใชใ„ใ—ใ€ใใ†ใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฎ่ฆ–็‚นใ‚’ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๅฅฝใใงๆฐ—ใซใ‹ใ‘ใฆใใ‚Œใ‚‹ไบบใŸใกใ‚’ๅคงๅˆ‡ใซใ—ใชใ‘ใ‚Œใฐใชใ‚‰ใชใ„ใ—ใ€ใใ†ใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚ๆ•ฐๅญ—ใชใ‚“ใฆใฉใ†ใงใ‚‚ใ„ใ„ใ—ใ€ๆฉŸๆขฐใฎใŸใ‚ใซๅฅ‰ไป•ใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใ‚‚ใชใ„ใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒ่กจ็พใ—ใŸใ„ใ“ใจใ‚’่ฟฝใ„ใ‹ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ ใ‘ใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฏๅƒ•ใชใ‚Šใฎใ‚„ใ‚Šๆ–นใงใ€่ทฏไธŠใฎไบบ้–“ๆ€งใ‚’ๆ’ฎใ‚Š็ถšใ‘ใ‚‹ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ ใ‘ใ ใ€‚ไบบใซ่ฆ‹ใคใ‘ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใฆใ‚‚่ฆ‹ใคใ‘ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใชใใฆใ‚‚ใ€ๅƒ•ใซใจใฃใฆใฏไฝ•ใฎๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚‚ใชใ„ใ€‚ใฉใ†ใงใ‚‚ใ„ใ„ใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ่ฆ–็‚นใ‚’ๅคงๅˆ‡ใซใ—ใ€ใใ‚ŒใŒไป–ใฎไบบใ€…ใฎ่ฆ–็‚นใซ่ฒข็Œฎใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใ ใ‘ใ‚’้ก˜ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

A boy playing on the railroad track, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2017

Thank you all of my great friends and strangers for giving me your kind words, sharing your thoughts, and inspiring my philosophy. All of the conversations were precious for me. I am so honored to meet you and know you through photography.

ๅ„ชใ—ใ„่จ€่‘‰ใ‚’ใ‹ใ‘ใฆใใ‚Œใฆใ€่€ƒใˆใ‚’ๅ…ฑๆœ‰ใ—ใฆใใ‚Œใฆใ€ๅƒ•ใฎๅ“ฒๅญฆใ‚’ๅˆบๆฟ€ใ—ใฆใใ‚ŒใŸใ€็งใฎๅ‰ๅคงใชๅ‹ไบบใ‚„่ฆ‹็Ÿฅใ‚‰ใฌไบบใŸใกใซๆ„Ÿ่ฌใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ™ในใฆใฎไผš่ฉฑใฏๅƒ•ใซใจใฃใฆ่ฒด้‡ใชใ‚‚ใฎใงใ—ใŸใ€‚ๅ†™็œŸใ‚’้€šใ—ใฆ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซใŠไผšใ„ใงใใŸใ“ใจใ€ใใ—ใฆ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใ‚’็Ÿฅใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒใงใใŸใ“ใจใ‚’ใจใฆใ‚‚ๅ…‰ๆ „ใซๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

A boy at a skate park, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2018

To all the creative people,
Love and Respect๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ
Take

ใ™ในใฆใฎใ‚ฏใƒชใ‚จใ‚คใƒ†ใ‚ฃใƒ–ใชไบบใŸใกใธใ€‚
ๆ„›ใจๅฐŠๆ•ฌใ‚’่พผใ‚ใฆ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ
ใ‚ฟใ‚ฑ

Independence Day, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2017

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