David was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.A. in History from Mount Saint Mary's College (now University) in Emmitsburg, MD. and a Master’s in Library Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia. David worked professionally in the Library/Information Technology field for 38 years before retiring in 2013. He now resides just outside of Kutztown, PA.
His passion for photography, was fueled by early photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Joel Meyerowitz, and local photographer Theo Anderson. The subjects of his photos are as diverse as his interests in life and exemplify such themes as the raw beauty of nature, rural farmlands, street photography, and capturing the energy and the simplicity of people going about their daily lives.
“These are images that caught my eye during my travels. Many were taken close to home while others were captured along the way from various trips over the years. In essence, my pictures reflect and preserve specific times, experiences, places, emotions and people that I observed and think are worth recording and have a story to tell.
My landscapes and nature scenes were also inspired by artists such as David Armstrong and Will Moses. Mr. Armstrong's paintings on capturing the "Vanishing Landscape" of rural Pennsylvania has led me to keep a keen eye out for those areas that will soon disappear from our lives.
Mr. Moses, like his famous grandmother, showed me that "simple" is better and not to look for the complexity in visualizing scenes.
Lastly, a local mentor, Theo Anderson, also encouraged me to "Keep It Simple" and has opened my eyes to seeing lines, patterns, forms and structure where I never noticed them before.”
Now that he is retired, David is free to learn and explore artistic expression through his photography, and wants to create beautiful images to be shared. He completed a number of photography classes and photo shoots taught by local professional photographers. He is currently enrolled in the New York Institute of Photography's Certificate Program and is a member of the Lehigh Valley Photography Club.