only on the fringes of obscurity
On the interweb these days, via The Google.
The Travel Photographer wrote: "I chanced upon the glorious travel photography website of David duChemin…"(The Travel Photographer, btw, is an excellent blog by a man who’s seen a ridiculous amount of this planet)
An article in JPG Magazine, by Eniko Lorinczi concludes, "I conclude with the reflections of a photographer whom I admire
profoundly and who roams the roads that I’d like to roam one day.
"Anyone can take a picture of poverty; it’s easy to
focus on the dirt and hurt of the poor. It’s much harder – and much
more needful – to pry under that dirt and reveal the beauty and dignity
of people that, but for their birth into a place and circumstance
different from our own, are just like ourselves. I want my images to
tell the story of those people and to move us beyond pity to justice
and mercy." (David duChemin)
Tim Goodspeed quotes me,
"Travel photography at its heart is about capturing your vision, thoughts, feelings, about the spirit of a place. Before you can tell those things to others in a truthful, compelling way, you must first take the time to feel something true and compelling about a place and you can’t do that thinking about how to force a scene into your viewfinder or comply with the rule of thirds. You have to slow down. You have to listen, hear, touch; engage all your senses. You have to get out of the car, train, rickshaw, and walk. And you have to walk the same paths every day, meet some people, drink some chai, until you come to see a place through your own eyes, feel something about it strongly enough that your photographs speak what you feel, and not what you ought to say" – David duChemin, Travel Photographer
TravelPhotoVideo.com writes, "You just have to look at the absolutely stunning photographs of India by a photographer such as David duChemin.
You will definitely be in awe. These are truly beautiful and amazing
photographs. He must have experienced the true essence of India and its
people to have captured such magic in his photos."
I’m truly flattered and humbled by these references. They’re pinpoints of light for me that tell me I’m on the right track. I’ve never been a fan of self-assessment. It’s important that I like my work, but more important that it resonates with others. So, thanks…