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Tired of Perfection

In Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons by David20 Comments

This is a little bit all over the place, and it’s raw. But that’s the point of this whole thing. I could do with a little more raw right now. I’m tired of perfection. My morning scroll though Instagram just wears me down more every day, with image after image post-processed into plasticity, over-sharpness, and the obliteration of shadows. I’m …

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Shoot Like A Pro?

In Vision Is Better, VisionMongers by David28 Comments

If I hear one more person or read one more camera ad that tells me to SHOOT LIKE A PRO! I swear to god I’ll start drinking gin from the cat bowl and Fluffy can go drink out of the toilet. What is this obsession with being a so-called pro as if it’s the highest calling of the photographer and …

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Postcards from Lesotho

In Postcards From... by David13 Comments

After 2 weeks in the highlands of Lesotho I’m back in Johannesburg for a couple days to wash the dust off and get the bumps massaged out before beginning the long journey home. The highlight this morning was waking up in a bed that was not my sleeping bag, and getting a cup of coffee that was not powdered Nescafe. …

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How To Get Sh*t Done

In Creativity and Inspiration, The Craft, The Life Creative, Vision Is Better by David4 Comments

Have you ever felt like you’re insanely busy but not actually accomplishing anything? Like you’re frantically doing stuff but never getting stuff done? Being creative, no matter what the discipline or genre means making things, it means creating, and to do that – whether it’s one photograph or a significant body of work, never mind all the things we need …

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Everyone’s A Photographer?

In Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons by David15 Comments

I posted this to FaceBook one year ago and now seems as good a time as ever to post this here. I was speaking last year at an event with a panel of photographers. There was a Q&A afterwards and someone asked me what I thought about this idea that “everyone is a photographer.” I told her I agreed. Everyone …

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For The VisionMongers

In VisionMongers by David0 Comments

When I was what I recall to be about 10 years old we made these little googly-eyed creatures out of bark and thistles and stuff in art class. Looking back I have no idea what possessed me to then go home and make hundreds of them and take them door-to-door in my neighborhood to share the love and make a …

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Postcards from Venice

In Postcards From..., Travel by David29 Comments

The train from Venice pulled out only minutes ago, heading south to Florence and away from the city that, after 8 years, I’m only now beginning to really discover, though I’ve loved her – quirky, busy, impossibly tangled with tourists, as well as beautiful, romantic, and bathed in light – from the start. Florence will be a quick one, 4 …