Process Driven 02: David duChemin

“The specifics of my life have always surprised me.” – David duChemin

In 2009 when David duChemin released his first book Within The Frame, the comedian-turned-photographer had no idea what his career trajectory adding author to his CV would look like, saying “I think sometimes other people can peg that about us before we’re willing to say so about ourselves.” He followed up Within the Frame with TEN, an ebook that not only inspired photographers to improve their craft without buying gear, it also helped him launch his publishing company Craft & Vision. Now, more than twenty ebooks later, David has released his eighth print book, called A Beautiful Anarchy, which eschews the genre-specific pursuit of photographic vision and instead looks to unpack the deeper levels of the creativity that drives it.

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In this conversation, David and I discuss how leading a creative life is about more than just making art. We also talk about motivation, intent and how we can learn to repurpose some of the fears and failures that hold each of us back into fuel to help us move forward. It’s a fascinating conversation that I’m sure you’ll love.

Show Notes

Q&A@F+B Ep. 3: David duChemin
A Beautiful Anarchy
Craft & Vision
Multitasking May Not Mean Higher Productivity (NPR)

Recommended Reading

Magnum Contact Sheets
The War of Art
Within the Frame
Faded & Blurred Bookshelf


About the Podcast
Process Driven is a podcast about creativity and what it means to those who do more than make art. Host Jeffery Saddoris engages in frank, in-depth conversations with makers and creators from a wide range of disciplines, including photography, art, film and literature to talk not only about the what and the how, but also the why.

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