David’s interest in photography started at a young age, taking snapshots with disposable cameras, and later a fixed-lens Kodak point-and-shoot, turning the prints into captioned photo albums. This interest remained strong through High School, where he attempted for three years to enroll in a Photography course; unfortunately, the class was so popular that it filled so quickly he was never given the opportunity. Upon graduating high school, David received his first (digital) SLR camera as a gift from his parents. His first *real* camera allowed him to finally explore what he would quickly learn was his passion for photography.
As he began college, David began experimenting with photographic techniques, quickly learning to use his camera as a tool in creating art. More and more often, he began taking his camera with him everywhere he went, or simply going on photography outings. In college David began studying Mechanical Engineering, but with difficulty in mathematics he decided it best to change career paths; Photography was the clear choice.
David took a year of photography classes, learning to develop and print film, practicing studio lighting techniques, all while honing his skills at editing and producing digital images. During this time, his professors, advisors, and mentors urged, as his photographic skills were already strong, that he major in a field related to photography he’d like to shoot; David took their advice, and began studying Government and International Politics. Also during this time, he began receiving requests to shoot weddings, portraits, and events, and offers to buy some of his existing work.
After seven years working in the aviation industry, David earned his BA in Government and International Politics with a Minor in Psychology at George Mason University in 2012. This background in politics, paired with his proximity to Washington, DC, has enabled him to knowledgeably photograph events and portraiture including national and international politicians, ambassadors, corporate executives, and celebrities. His background in commercial aviation has given him extensive knowledge of photographing marketing materials and corporate events for airports, airlines, retail concessions, and other large international businesses. As a result, David regularly works with PR and advertisement firms, communications teams, and management executives, providing images for press release, print publication, ad campaigns, social media, web development, and professional reporting. His work with domestic and international clients has taken him to cities from coast-to-coast, providing coverage to major markets across North America.