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VisionMongers: Making a Life and a Living in Photography by David duChemin

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Chapter Two. Work, Work, Work

I ALWAYS THOUGHT the seven dwarves were crazy. All that cheery whistling while they worked. Something about it just seemed sociopathic. But I get it now. They just loved their work. Make no mistake about it: running a business is hard work. A labor of love is no less labor, despite songs like “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.” I’d carry my brother if I had to, because I love him. But he’s a grown man; he’s still heavy. Even creating is work, and most artists, after a time, come to subscribe to the notion that inspiration comes from working. In short, this is no walk in the park. By all means, whistle and enjoy it. It’s your calling, after all. You should love it. But you still have to put in the hours and log the ...

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