Though David’s formative years were all about art and music, his love for photography blossomed after college, quite literally by accident. After a near fatal motorcycle accident that saw him convalescing for nearly a year, his doctor suggested photography after admiring David’s artwork. Photography became a career choice from the beginning with what many consider a dream job.
David began working for Playboy magazine the fall of 1979, soon after, becoming a staff photographer and moving to Chicago. In the late ‘80s, he would take a title change to Contributing Photographer where he would continue with Playboy until 2002. It was after this time he would begin to expand on his photography style to include fashion, beauty, and celebrity work for various editorial and advertising clients worldwide.
Called upon to shoot Petersen Publishing’s SPORT magazine swimsuit issue four successive years, the final year would culminate with it being broadcast on ESPN, ESPN-2, and PRIME TICKET where he would serve both as narrator & host.
As well, he would be thrown into an acting stint in a made-for-TV movie titled Posing, aired on CBS, when, while working as a technical advisor, the director tapped David to play the fictional Playboy photographer. From 2000–2003, David was co-host and feature photographer on Playboy TV’s, Sexy Girls Next Door.
Along with his continued catalog and beauty photography, David has self-published a number of books. One, in B&W, titled Passion, is a collection of photographs of favorite models. David’s books can be found at www.blurb.com, in their online bookstore. You can also find galleries of David’s work on display at both the German & French GQ magazine websites. In addition, in the fall of 2008 and again in 2010, David was a featured speaker and presenter at the international photography trade show, Photokina, in Cologne, Germany. In 2013, David was asked to speak at the Theater and Film Dept at UCLA on the merits of working with great photography.
Along with his passion for photography, David also possesses a passion for cars. For nearly two decades he has pursued road racing as a way to relax. In 2007 he created his own driving events organization, Precision Performance Driving. His driving skills led to his working for various auto manufacturers as a pro driver, including Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ferrari, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Maserati, Nissan, and Porsche. He has competed in a number of endurance races including three of 25 hrs, where the team finished 3rd in class, then 2nd in class, two successive years. David continues to live and work out of Marina del Rey, CA and Las Vegas, NV.
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