Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #192

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Jadav Payeng has been planting trees on the sandy barren river island, Majuli Island, for 40 years. Now the island is covered with a lush forest. A solid example of what someone is capable of if you are willing to work at it long enough. 
  2. Rich is leading the fight with Tesla to be able to fix the car by himself rather then sending the car back to the factory. He is doing it by taking two destroyed Teslas and making a single working car. 
  3. If you need another reminder that you dont need a top of the line camera to produce great pictures, here are the winners of the Iphone photography award
  4. Philip Barlow paints out-of focus cityscapes. The blurred lights reminded you of the beauty found in cities at light surrounded by so many lights.  
  5. Dango is a famous Japanese desert with three colored balls skewered together on a stick. Alex Liverani took this idea and created triptychs using his colorful street photography.
  6. “As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.”
    – Steve Maraboli
  7. Rhed Fawell uses found newspapers, letters, and other things to create these beautiful collages. I almost want to start playing with this type of work. 
  8. Ilya Milstein's illustrations feel like if Tintin just lived a normal life. I get lost studying his larger scenes as there a number of little gems hidden in the chaos.  
  9. Writer and filmmaker Errol Morris shares 10 points on truth and photography. There is some big ideas buried in this short points but it represents a great starting point for a discussion. 
  10. I love how concise and profound Derek Sivers can be and it's no different with his latest post, You don’t need confidence, just contribution.