... began his photographic profession with a diverse background as a college yearbook photographer and a US Army photographer shooting at Camp David and The Pentagon. He earned his degree from Western Michigan University in Visual Media - Photography, Video and Film.
St. Joseph, MI, in southwest Michigan, is where David makes his home with his studio overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan. If you don’t find him in the studio you’ll find him on assignment as a commercial photographer traveling throughout the United States and Europe. Working in many areas of photography some of his favorite styles include; architecture, people, product, advertising, food, and editorial.
In 2004, David was the project director for a photo documentary of St Joseph & Benton Harbor, Michigan, entitled 2 Cities 48 Hours. Twenty-six photographers photographed the people and places in the two cites for 48 hours. A book was published later of selected images.
David started teaching photography in the 1970s while attending WMU and at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. He now teaches photography classes and workshops located in St. Joseph, MI..
As the project director I put the call out to my professional photographer buddies to see if they might be interested in shooting for this project. There was only one that said he couldn’t do it - he later regretted not being involved. 13 professional photographers from around the state of Michigan said they would be love to work on a photo project such as this. I then put out the word to amateur photographers, to get their point of view, to join in. Again, the magic number was 13. Below is the introduction to the book that was published.
2 Cities 48 Hours
A Photo Essay Documentary
Benton Harbor & St. Joseph, MI
August 27 & 28, 2004
During two August days in 2004, 26 photographers shot more than 8,000 images of Southwest Michigan’s historic Twin Cities – Benton Harbor and St. Joseph.