David was born and raised in Paris,Texas.
Under the tutelage of a tinkerer father, “Today, son, we’re going to drill for water…” David spent hours taking things apart to see how they worked. One day he uncovered the conundrum called a circuit board and a line was drawn. Since then, he’s lived in a netherworld made up of vacuum tubes, taxidermy and panacea elixirs.
David’s six year-old “What if…?” imagination sparks his experiments in photography: “What if animals were hardwired to machines?” “What if you could make a zero-gravity energy field?” “What if robots were homeless?”
David trained in Atlanta at the Portfolio Center and assisted in New York before eventually landing in Portland, Oregon where he started his own studio in 1996.
His clients include HBO, Pacifico Beer, Progressive Insurance, Gatorade, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Nike, Adidas, Brooks, Reebok, Miller Beer, Nascar, Amp’d Mobile, Glaxo Smith Kline, Sony Records, Doc Martens Shoes, and Scientific American Magazine.
His work has been recognized by Communication Arts Photo Annual, Graphis Photo Annual, Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers Annual, The One Show and Photo District News “30 Photographers Under 30.”