VIEW THE PORTFOLIOS

Ten galleries of images representing David's work, both personal and professional, over the last 8 years.

READ THE BOOKS

If you've tried the books about gear and long for something more, David's poured his heart into 20 books and ebooks for you.

COLLECT THE PRINTS

Two carefully curated collections of 24 beautiful fine-art prints and folios for your walls or your personal collection.

Sep 5th

2007

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CategoryPosted in: Influences

Your Homework

One of the best ways to get creative juices flowing is to increase your inputs. Creativity is essentially the juxtaposition of two or more old ideas to create new ones. So if you’re in a funk, increase the inputs. Go read a magazine, explore a new place, listen to new voices.

If you’re a portrait shooter and looking for new inputs, I have some homework for you. Spend some time with the following two books:

1. Monkey Portraits, Jill Greenberg.
Jill has a particular look and style and in this book it shines through with amazing clarity. If you want inspiration on capturing personality in your images, look no further. Most of you will think I’m joking or disregard this suggestion. The few of you that take me seriously will benefit – go to Chapters or Barnes and Noble and spend some time with it.

2. Karsh: A Biography in Images.
Or anything profiling the work of Karsh. I cut my teeth on Yousuf Karsh’s work. He was a remarkable man and his portraiture is classic, simple, and powerful. (There is a new compilation of his work coming out this year: Yousef Karsh: Industrial Images. Should be out anytime now.)

Aug 25th

2007

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CategoryPosted in: News & Stuff

Coming Soon – World Vision Canada Gift Catalogue

My largest project this year has been partnering with World Vision Canada to gather photo-resources for their Gift Catalogue. In the coming month I suspect a number of you will get copies of this catalogue. American readers will get theirs from World Vision US who have also chosen, I believe, to use some of my […]