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The Soul of the Camera with David duChemin (Podcast 576)

Today I bring you an inspiring conversation with my friend David duChemin, in which we talk in depth about many of the concepts explored in his latest book, The Soul of the Camera: The Photographer's Place in Picture-Making. We didn't script the conversation, so there isn't a manuscript to share with you today. What I did, was select a number of quotes from the book, and we used those as a starting point for a number of deeper dives, so here are the quotes that I took from The Soul of the Camera, some of which were edited slightly to make...

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Martin Bailey
Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • Joshua Kuhn
    Posted at 01:53h, 08 June Reply

    Great interview. I even enjoyed the banter about whisky, as I can relate. I am still backlogged on books to read, but “The Soul of the Camera” moved to number one in my que.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 18:26h, 22 June Reply

      Thanks Josh! I’m pleased you enjoyed this. I really did.

      You’ll love The Should of the Camera when you get to read it.

  • Andy
    Posted at 14:52h, 15 June Reply

    Great conversation Martin and David! I also enjoyed the Whisky tasting notes. Ardbeg and Laphroaig are two of my favourite malts. I once read that Laphroaig has “a hint of the medicine cabinet about it” :-).

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 18:27h, 22 June Reply

      Hey Andy! Nice to see you here. I’m pleased you enjoyed this conversation. I can totally relate to the medicine cabinet reference. 🙂

  • Miguel Lopez Sanchez
    Posted at 15:31h, 27 January Reply

    How could I not mention how great is to be listening to you two again in another fascinating conversation about the path that many of us we share in this journey.

    Really felt like being sitting down once more on the same old table with you guys, drinking and engaging in our most beloved conversation but much more “mature” every time (photographically speaking..) than the last ones.

    Because aren’t we all grew up on this artcraft throughout the years?… in some aspects I find myself like David, coming back to the roots of this neverending learning curve, and trying to be much more aware of enjoying the moment of the creative process without biggest expectations about the results or giving too much thinking of what the others will say about my work or at least the non constructive feedbacks, but create the art I decided to create.

    Anyway, thanks again for such a fun time with this episode! You guys rules!

    Best wishes and light.


    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 16:59h, 27 January Reply

      Thanks for the wonderful comment Miguel! I’m so pleased you enjoyed this conversation.

      All the best!


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