Yesterday a former colleague and fellow photographer wrote on Facebook about how I, four years ago, introduced him to CJ Chilvers manifesto "A lesser photographer" and the ebooks and thoughts of David duChemin and friends from Craft & Vision.
That lead to him reading "A beautiful anarchy" by David duChemin which according to him made him want to, as he says, go all-in with photography.
In no way am I implying that this happens because of me, but I am proud that I have played a tiny part in making him follow this new career and most important it proves to me that this "school" of photography, that teaches skills over gear is really something that works.
It also made me think of how a tiny thing like sharing my passion for the "A lesser photographer" manifesto set this chain of events into action. That is amazing and tells me that you should always share good resources.
I am not interested in going for a pro photography career myself, but I think it is cool when some one want to give it a shot.
I must admit that I haven't read "A beautiful anarchy" yet, but I have bought it. Maybe I should pick it up soon.
CJ Chilvers recently wrote a book based on his thoughts in the manifesto. This book is also called "A lesser photographer". I wrote a review back then, which can be read here (in Danish).