Taking a photography class in high school
at the age of fifteen was his first exposure to photography.
The class was called “Black & White 101” and he credits
his teacher, Mr. Lawrence for his passion for photography.
It was after developing his first roll of film that really
hooked him and he has never lost his excitement for his
Growing up in Waukegan, Illinois, he graduated from Southern
Illinois University with a degree in “Commercial
Photography”, and his career took off. His first position
took him to High Point, North Carolina. High Point is called
“The Furniture Capital of the World”. He started as an
assistant to four staff photographers. David took this
opportunity to learn from his peers and became a staff
photographer in just nine short months. During his time in
High Point, David had two of his shots featured in
Architectural Digest magazine.
Returning to Chicago some time later, he worked as a staff
photographer for many years. Gaining experience in the
Chicago market was priceless. David was exposed to many
types of commercial advertising photography from small
product to large room scenes.
Wanting a change, David branched out on his own and became a
“Freelance Photographer”. Working at various studios has
given him exposure to many other talented photographers, art
directors and designers.
Whether he is working in a studio, outside or on location,
David puts his heart and soul into every image he creates.
He has a unique style that combines his Commercial
experience and his Fine Art Photography. David is always
striving to compose his next image. One look at his work and
you will see why he is so highly respected in his
David currently resides in Chesterton, Indiana with his wife
Mary and his daughter Kelsey.