david duchemin is more than a typical photographer and the more i get to know him the more impressed i am. as a person david is honest, humble, engaged and fully alive. the poet kay ryan once said, "i like to think of all good poetry as providing more oxygen into the atmosphere; it just makes it easier to breathe." that's exactly how i think about david's work (whether photography, teaching, writing or speaking)... in other words, while viewing or experiencing david's work i'm awestruck and my breath is taken away... yet after a few moments its as if there's more oxygen in my lungs. as result i breath and live more fully and wholly. if you're not familiar with his work/books/blog/etc. click here.
as a side note, david and i have been talking about putting together a photographic workshop/retreat sometime next year. it would be a chance to dig deep, to be renewed, revived and of course to have a ton of fun. collectively, we would explore how to create a solid vision and in turn discover how to create more compelling photographs. if you're interested in offering some suggestions of workshops you'd like to see, or if you'd simply like to sign up to be notified of workshops click here.
the last time david and i met up i asked him a few questions and you can listen to our conversation by clicking the play button below - enjoy!
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