Hey, I'm David. I founded Death to the Stock Photo - which produces
refreshing and human media for hundreds of thousands of creators
all over the world. I write about what goes on in the heads of creators as they attempt to build work that matters to them.

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October 18, 2019
Artist Therapy

On certain Friday’s I will open my calendar for what I’m calling #ArtistTherapy. There are 6 spots over the next 3 weeks you can grab. You can book time if you need help or are working through something, and there are a few per week. 

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October 15, 2019
Feeling Support

When you’re always the person who’s rooting for other people, who’s there to support and provide optimism…It’s easy to miss that other people are happily interested in being that, for you.

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October 8, 2019
Truths about Productivity

Pure actions create results.

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October 6, 2019
Travel Skills - Spain

Every time I travel I get a bit better at it. Perhaps it's a skill, like skiing or math.

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October 6, 2019
Work: What We Really Want.

Money, perks, vacation, office space – these are all easy to follow, track and talk about. 

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"If you're tired of the "gurus" telling you the same things in different ways, none of which are the balms you seek, look no further. David cuts through the noise and delivers a signal that many are too deaf to understand. He dives deeper into the squishy underbelly and writes what everyone believes, but can't find the validation to confirm."


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