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A Beautiful Way to Tell Stories

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The first thing I noticed about Maptia was the manifesto, one I can buy into with my whole heart. I, David duChemin, want to see the world. Follow a map to its edges, and keep going. Forgo the plans. Trust my instincts. Let curiosity be my guide. I want to change hemispheres & sleep with unfamiliar stars and let the journey unfold before me.

Indeed.

If you want to learn to tell stronger visual stories, you need to study them. Maptia is an amazing place for that. A place to learn, to be inspired to go to the edges, and a place – and here’s what I am most excited about – to share our stories.

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If you’ve heard my sermons before, you know I believe we’re living in unique days, days where the old gatekeepers who granted us, or denied us, the chance to tell our stories and show our work to the world, are passing on. It’s high time. People are building stages where stories can be told without the old obstacles, and the more beautiful, intelligent, and welcoming those stages, the better. Maptia is building a really great stage.

Take a moment today, especially for those of you that travel, tell stories, and want to nurture the spirit of adventure within, to browse the blog on Maptia, and to read some of the stories on the site.

Jun 30th

2014

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Market on the Tracks, Bangkok

A couple years ago I was travelling through Bangkok and spent a day with photographer Gavin Gough who took me to this incredible market, right on the tracks, outside of the city. It happens fast, but it was one of the darndest things I’ve ever seen. Those of you who know me also know it’s […]

Jun 29th

2014

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CategoryPosted in: Emily and I, News & Stuff, Travel

The Adventure Resumes

  It’s been a weird few months. After an incredible adventure in January and February – Lalibela, Ethiopia, then Kenya’s Maasai Mara, then diving in Zanzibar – I came home to (yet another) foot surgery and (yet another) recovery, one I didn’t write much about because I’m getting a little self-conscious about just how many […]

Jun 7th

2014

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CategoryPosted in: Giveaways, Travel

QUEST Vest Giveaway Winners

This is a younger me in my much-loved SCOTTeVEST. So dashing. So multi-pocketed. So pretending to be somewhere exotic. Today we’re giving away three of the new QUEST vests to a few lucky winners. Those lucky winners will get an email from my team and we’ll get your information, and Scott Jordan’s team at SCOTTeVEST […]

May 28th

2014

CategoryPosted in: GEAR, Giveaways, Travel

Giveaway: QUEST Vest, by SCOTTEVEST

Scott Jordan and his team at SCOTTEVEST have just made their already amazing Travel Vest even better for photographers by releasing a new version called the QUEST vest. Here’s a review I’ve been putting together in my brain for a while. Consider it more of a reaction, as the last few months I’ve not been […]

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