When the world goes to sleep…

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I have been having fun posting photos on Instagram and Vero lately. There is a  whole different group of people than I am familiar with.

Is it the algorithms of Instagram that keep showing me brain smashing, bang me in the face with overblown colours or is that what is current? Seeing photos on there is like steadily increasing the amount of sugar or salt in your diet until you realize that you can’t taste the sweetness or saltiness anymore.

In going through hundreds of old images that I have taken and forgotten about over the years I found this little gem that seemed so opposite of how I see Instagram.

It is about quiet and serenity. It seems so different than what I have been seeing for the past few days that I have posted it simply because it is opposite.


If you want to be successful creatively you have to walk the fine line of acceptance and rejection. Be ready to be ignored or slammed because people need to be educated to see things differently than they are used to.

Praise is nice but what is nicer is feeling good about what you create because that is what truly matters. Never be afraid to stand out from the crowd and be different.

Happy shooting,



~ by Dan Jurak on March 4, 2018.

6 Responses to “When the world goes to sleep…”

  1. I really enjoyed this post Dan. It’s easy to look to others for praise or acceptance, but the important thing is also to stay true to your own vision. While a lot of people may not “get it” that’s not necessarily the most important thing. I have been really enjoying the work of Masao Yamamoto recently. It is so quiet and subtle, it makes you look deeper.

  2. You’re right Dan. To misquote the Jeff Goldblum line from Jurassic Park, just because you can crank up Saturation and Clarity to 100, doesn’t mean you should.

  3. LOL Tim, too funny!

  4. Reblogged this on Travel, Photograph, Experience and commented:
    Another cool shot from Dan Jurak, a master of understatement.

  5. well said and I love your feature photo.

  6. Thank you Kelly!

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