David duChemin is a great photographer, educator, and writer who I had the privilege of interviewing for my photography blog. I have read most of his books. The first few were on the topic of photography itself. Lately, though, he has been writing about being an artist in general (or an entrepreneur), someone who creates for a living, or wants to do so.
His previous book, “A Beautiful Anarchy“, was all about living your life with purpose and doing what fulfills you.
In “How to Feed a Starving Artist”, David talks about money. Don’t let this put you off, if you’re the creative kind and finances gives you the creeps. Money is essential for people to continue doing the work they love. It has to be done.
Much advice is given on eliminating debt, saving, and prioritizing your expenses. At the end of each chapter, there is added advice from other specialists, and interviews with creatives who are financially stable and tell you about it.
Money isn’t everything of course, but you’ll be much more relieved and able to focus on your art if you’re not constantly worrying about how to pay your next bill.