• DEAR HUMANN

    DEAR HUMANN

    DEAR HUMANN Hi! I am Erika. Welcome to “Dear Humann,” a subsidiary of Two Mann Two Sense, where you get to ask the important questions — photography questions, business questions, relationship questions, advice on how to ask someone out on a date, what is the best coffee in the world, […]

  • The Pessimistic Optimist

    The Pessimistic Optimist

    The Pessimistic Optimist I’ve never considered myself overly optimistic. I’m also not a pessimist. I feel like I usually tiptoe the middle ground somewhere in the vicinity of realism (whatever that actually means). Lanny, on the other hand, is an optimist through-and-through. I’ve known this since our first date, which […]

  • The Perfect GFTTs

    The Perfect GFTTs

    The Perfect GFTTs Last newsletter before Christmas Day, meaning this is my last chance to write about Christmas for another 365 days. I have three Christmas tea towels hanging on my oven door. One of them is upside down, one of them has chocolate smeared all over it, and one […]

  • DEAR HUMANN

    DEAR HUMANN

    DEAR HUMANN Hi! I am Erika. Welcome to “Dear Humann,” a subsidiary of Two Mann Two Sense, where you get to ask the important questions — photography questions, business questions, relationship questions, advice on how to ask someone out on a date, what is the best coffee in the world, […]


  • The Pessimistic Optimist

    The Pessimistic Optimist

    The Pessimistic Optimist I’ve never considered myself overly optimistic. I’m also not a pessimist. I feel like I usually tiptoe the middle ground somewhere in the vicinity of realism (whatever that actually means). Lanny, on the other hand, is an optimist through-and-through. I’ve known this since our first date, which […]


  • The Perfect GFTTs

    The Perfect GFTTs

    The Perfect GFTTs Last newsletter before Christmas Day, meaning this is my last chance to write about Christmas for another 365 days. I have three Christmas tea towels hanging on my oven door. One of them is upside down, one of them has chocolate smeared all over it, and one […]


  • Getting Off Autopilot

    Getting Off Autopilot

    Getting Off Autopilot Lanny and I are watching the Formula 1 series on Netflix. At six episodes in, I’m not sure if I like it yet, but at the very least, it is interesting. And, of course, I drive, so on a very rudimentary level, I have something in common […]


  • Ordinary Christmas Magic

    Ordinary Christmas Magic

    Ordinary Christmas Magic We’ve got a VERY strict rule in our household that was passed down from my side of the family. We do not do anything Christmas before December 1st. No Christmas decorations, no Christmas music, no Christmas movies, no Christmas cocktails, no Christmas sweaters… until AFTER December 1st. […]


  • Decomposition

    Decomposition

    Decomposition One of the most thriving ecosystems on the planet is the temperate rainforest. There is ten times more decomposing material than there is living material (I looked it up, so should you). As humans, it’s our natural instinct to focus on the plants and trees that we see growing […]


  • Feeling Dead Inside

    Feeling Dead Inside

    Feeling Dead Inside Preface: When I sat down to write this week’s Two Mann Two Sense newsletter, I did NOT expect to write this. But, it’s what came out. Our marketing consultant would probably advise against sending this, given the timing of everything else going on. I have always promised […]


  • Doing it Right vs Doing the Right Thing

    Doing it Right vs Doing the Right Thing

    Doing it Right vs Doing the Right Thing Preface: I will be synonymously using ‘we,’ ‘I,’ and ‘you’ throughout this week’s edition of 2m2s, switching back and forth between my own personal thoughts, and those same thoughts observed in students and the photography community at large. Please ignore my lack […]


  • A Grumpy Rant

    A Grumpy Rant

    It’s autumn here in Canada. The season when the leaves fall and beautiful metaphors are supposed to come cascading out of my fingertips. For days I’ve been stumped as to how to come up with a newsletter topic that ties in the beauty of the season of letting go, yada, […]


  • An Important History Lesson For Photographers

    An Important History Lesson For Photographers

    When we began this newsletter journey, I promised myself and everyone who graciously gave us space in their inboxes that I would use it as a place for progressive thought and discourse. This week’s topic is one that many photographers need to better understand on many levels. Take five minutes […]