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Everyday Creativity Starts Ugly

David duChemin, Kenna Klosterman

Everyday Creativity Starts Ugly

David duChemin, Kenna Klosterman

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Our weekly audio podcast We Are Photographers brings you true stories from behind the lens and behind the lives of your favorite photographers, filmmakers, and creative industry game-changers. From their struggles to their wins, host Kenna Klosterman discovers the real human stories about why they do what they do.

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In this episode, David explores the premise of his new book Start Ugly and how to overcome creative paralysis that arises from a desire for perfection. Find out the value of the sketch image in your photographic process. David explains how photography is a tool to be present and more engaged with the world. Learn how to make your photography subjects feel more seen and heard and why David believes gear is good, vision is better. David examines flow theory and gives you a taste of his podcast A Beautiful Anarchy. Hear why falling off a 30-feet wall was a life-changing gift.


David duChemin is a driven artist, creative professional, entrepreneur, and life-long adventurer. David educates and inspires through stunning visuals and hilarious travel stories, and insights, from a life, spent outside and abroad. When on assignment his goal is to create powerful images that convey the hope and dignity of children, the vulnerable and oppressed for the international NGO community. Past clients include World Vision, Save the Children and the BOMA Project. David’s books about the craft and art of photography, many of them best-sellers, have been translated into a dozen languages.