CJ Chilvers is a writer, and dare I say, “thinker,” behind one of my favorite blogs for photographers called, A Lesser Photographer. By profession, he is a technical writer based in Chicago. In addition to “A Lesser Photographer” he writes at This Life of Leisure.
I cornered Chilvers into a quick interview because we very rarely see him or hear his voice. I was curious to know more about why he started A Lesser Photographer, what made the blog so popular.
I was pleased to know that Craft & Vision was going to be publishing his book by the same name very soon. Well, that book just appeared today on the Craft & Vision site. You can grab it here – A Lesser Photographer: Escaping The Gear Trap To Focus On What Matters – for only $4 before the price bumps back up to $5! [aff]
David duChemin writes about the book, “The Lesser Photographer by CJ Chilvers is about escaping the gear trap and focusing on what matters: the things that actually make better photographs. Things like creativity and authenticity. So instead of worrying about your f-stop, you can concentrate on doing more with less. Less gear. Less comparison. Less “should” and “ought” and “if only,” and more of you, reflected in your work.”
Anyway, before I get completely sidetracked here is my conversation with CJ Chilvers:
The book on Van Halen CJ mentions is called The Van Halen Encyclopedia [aff]
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