Be an Inspiration

Lidor WyssockyBlog

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Steven Spielberg When seempli was first launched, I had a mission: to help anyone on the planet realize their creative potential. It is not a trivial mission to achieve, but four years later, I know now more than ever before that it is achievable. I know that because everywhere I look, I see people with so much potential starting realize what … Read More

Five Tips for Leading an Amazing Workshop

Lidor WyssockyBlog

The first time I stood in front of a room full of people doing a presentation I was terrified. There were a few dozens of people in the audience, most of whom I didn’t know. I knew what I wanted to say, the presentation was ready, and I even had some cool props. Still, I had in front of me a room full of people and I had to make them (and keep them) interested for the next sixty minutes. And it was not trivial. Years (and presentations) later – enough to make me believe I know what I’m doing, I found myself in front of a group of fifteen people, but this time not as a presenter. It was a workshop, and I had to drive the participants to immediate action. I had to make them get up from their chairs, take an active part in the activities, hopefully do them with real intent (otherwise they won’t work), and have fun during this process, not feeling they are forced to do something they didn’t feel comfortable with. It didn’t matter how well I knew the plan, and how well I could present the key points. I knew that if the participant … Read More

Be an Inspiration

Lidor WyssockyBlog

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”                                                                                                                                               Steven Spielberg No matter how old you are, you probably remember at least two school teachers: the best teacher you had, and (obviously) the worst one. I remember my high school literature teacher. I don’t remember any concrete piece of literature she taught us. I don’t remember any poem or any type of rhyming. I also didn’t do that well in literature. I used to think of myself more as a person of numbers and logic, and less of that fluffy stuff anyone can interpret freely. And yet, I remember my literature teacher as the best teacher I had.

All the Time in the World

Lidor WyssockyBlog

The average American spends, according to different estimations, somewhere between one year and five years of his life standing in lines. People in major US cities spend approximately 40 minutes a day waiting for public transit, which adds up to 150 hours a year. Millions of people around the world are walking in the city streets every day.

Creative Boost for Photographers

Lidor WyssockyBlog

When people ask me what kind of a photographer I am, I find it hard to answer. I don’t like to define (or label) my artworks. So instead of defining my artworks, I describe what I love to do: I love wandering the streets just when the sun is rising, when the streets are almost empty and often the only sound I hear is the sound of my footsteps. The feeling is surreal, as if time is standing still. And if by any chance I find something I simply cannot ignore, everything becomes magical…