Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, David began his photography interest at an early age. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his photography in Black and White film, exposing the film in the camera followed by developing and printing in his own darkroom. Once his career and family started he left photography behind for some years, starting up again when he retired in 2007. He has since re-developed his passion and is working in the world of digital photography doing his darkroom work using a computer. He lives in Arizona and also spends time in Minnesota. He is a member of Photography Society of America (PSA), Photography West Camera Club and is a volunteer Trip Leader for Friends of Arizona Highways where he leads photography workshops throughout Arizona, Utah and other western states. David has led photo workshops to Arches National Park, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Yellowstone in Winter, Antelope Slot Canyons and others.
David is currently the Print Competition chairman and VP of Programs for Photography West Photo Club and the administrator for PSA Group 39 a monochrome photography study group. He competes in many local and international competitions and has won many awards for his work. He was published on the cover of the 2009 Arizona Highways Photo Workshop brochure, has images in the 2010 Arizona Highways Photo Workshop brochure, and he has been published in the Arizona Republic news paper, the Prescott Paddler and on the Arizona Highways Photo of the Day web page and has published three books of his work.
A statement by David:
I have a true passion for the art of photography and this passion continues to drive my skills to new levels. I was once told “Photography is easy to learn but takes a lifetime to accomplish” and I am on that journey.David currently uses a Canon 5D camera, an Epson R2400 printer and develops his images in Photoshop CS3.