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David duChemin is a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, digital publisher, and international workshop leader whose nomadic and adventurous life fuels his fire to create and share. Based in Vancouver, Canada, when he’s home, David leads a nomadic life chasing compelling images on all 7 continents.

When on assignment David creates powerful images that convey the hope and dignity of children, the vulnerable and oppressed for the international NGO community. When creating the art he so passionately shares, David strives to capture the beauty of the natural world.

David duChemin provides quick candid answers to a variety of questions.

What’s the best thing about photography?

The best thing about photography is the gift of seeing – really seeing – the moments in life that otherwise pass so quickly. It’s the elevation of what we normally see as mundane, or perhaps not the elevation of it so much as the recognition that it was beautiful to begin with.

What’s the worst thing about photography?

Like any storytelling medium or art, it’s easy to fall more in love with how we tell the stories than the stories themselves. I think photographers have an unusual relationship with their gear, one that can be beautifully collaborative or strangely incestuous.

What’s the thing that interests you most about other people’s photographs?

I like to see through the eyes of others, to see what I have not. I’m a very curious person and this gives me a glimpse into a world in ways I’ve not considered it.

Who were your early photographic influences? 

My earliest were portraitists, like …

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David duChemin shares his favorite quotes.

This is my favorite from his selection.

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” – Rumi

Which is your favorite?

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Arthur Meyerson and I discuss the power of color.

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Stephen Johnson and I discuss personal important moments in photography.

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Sean Kernan and I discuss how one knows when a work of art is finished.

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Joyce Tenneson provides candid answers to a variety of questions

What’s the best thing about photography? 
Meeting new and interesting people.

What’s the worst thing about photography?
People always ask about equipment first!

What’s the thing that interests you most about your own photographs? 
It’s like looking at a diary…I can see who I was 10, 20 and 30 years ago!

What’s the thing that interests you most about other people’s photographs?
Seeing how other photographers problem solve, particularly with the content of their portraits.

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Joyce Tenneson shares here thoughts on Beauty, Skin, and Empowering Others.

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John Sexton shares his favorite quotes.

This is my favorite from his selection.

“The harder you work, the luckier you get.” – Ansel Adams

Which is your favorite of his selected quotes?

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John Sexton and I speak at length about the uniqueness of the black-and-white palette and the importance of materials.

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John Sexton provides candid answers to a variety of questions

How do you know when an image doesn’t work?
I know an image is not successful for me when, after a period of time, it does seem to produce any sort of what I call a “magic quotient.”

How do you know when an image is good?
I know an image is good for me when I find myself wanting to look at it again and again.

How do you know when an image is great?
I know an image is great for me when I can’t get it out of my mind.

What’s the most useful photographic mantra?
Photographs are illusions.

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