Episode 015: Quitting Social Media – a Conversation with David duChemin

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In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY, host Daniel Sigg had a conversation with Canadian  Photographer, Author and Creativity Expert David duChemin. David is a professional creative and has a big social media following. We talked about his experience of quitting social media, the life after and other things.

David duChemin

You can find David below:

His website: davidduchemin.com

His podcast: https://www.abeautifulanarchy.com/

His books: https://craftandvision.com/collections/all

Books David mentioned (no affiliate links):

Guerrilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business – by Jay Levinson, Jeannie Levinson, Amy Levinson: Amazon

Contagious: Why Things Catch On – by Jonah Berger: Amazon
Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology – by Neil Postman: Amazon
Not mentioned on podcast, but recommended by David:
Digital minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World –  by Cal Newport: Amazon
Artists we discussed:
A sample of David’s photography:

4 Comments on “Episode 015: Quitting Social Media – a Conversation with David duChemin”

  1. Great Episode. Very interesting. I agree with a lot of stuff David said. Plus he is at a point where he definitely is doing better without social media. And I believe the statement about the happiness and cult totally see myself in a few years also not being active. Being present like having accounts with the function compared to a business card is a nice goal.
    And until then I hope to use it as a connection and marketing tool further.
    We shouldn’t forget that years ago, artists hadn’t had the chance to curate and show their own work like that, which is a huge achievement. But the time is sucks up is really something scary, also of course the unnecessary pressure to have a steady output – thats just unrealistic and I hope people don’t fall for that trap.

    Thank you David and Daniel for that very interesting and entertaining episode.
    Best regards from Switzerland

    Bastian Peter

  2. Dear Daniel,
    I am a Miami Beach based photographer and 150% resonate with the content of this podcast.
    I went cold turkey on social media and everything Big Tech related as much as possible in January and couldn’t be happier, relieved and productive. I feel like I broke the chains!
    I found this podcast channel in my quest to explore alternative art / photography spaces.
    Please keep with this enriching work, it’s very inspiring!

    1. Dear Kathrin,

      Thanks for the kind comments! First I am glad that you have been able to distance yourself from social media … I have been doing a similar thing in particular with Instagram.

      Also very glad that you like the podcast! I always love hearing from listeners, and it keeps me motivated to produce more content 😉

      Best regards,


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