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


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.


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

Dec 3rd


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CategoryPosted in: News & Stuff, Storytelling, Travel

A World of Stories


“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” — Jawaharlal Nehru

A couple months ago an incredibly enthusiastic team of storytellers approached me about getting on board with a new platform they were creating, a place to nurture and tell stories, and when I found that they had even more energy than I have for the telling of passionate, beautiful stories from around this planet, I said yes. Today, Maptia re-launched and I’m inviting you to check it out. They’ve asked me to be an ambassador, which means I happily tell the world about it, but other than the privilege of doing that, there are no other incentives for being a part of this. Just being part of it, along with people like adventurer Alastair Humphreys and photography legend Steve McCurry, to tell our stories, and read the beautifully-told stories of others – people like you – is more than enough.

maptia-2.0-places-light-bgI already have two stories on Maptia, and plan to use this platform to tell more stories as I return from my travels. And you’re invited not only to read the stories but to tell your own. Read the full details on Medium here, and take a look at Maptia when you’ve got a moment, because you’ll need a moment or two – it’ll suck you in. Without wanting to exaggerate, Maptia gives me what I love best about National Geographic, but without all the science, which I’m less drawn to than the adventures and travels, in places and cultures. And pragmatically, this is a great way, not only to tell stories to your audience, but to grow your audience, and to connect to other storytellers. Join us!

At Maptia we are on a mission to create a shared record of our diverse lives and experiences from every single place on the planet. To gather stories that will foster empathy and understanding between cultures; stories that will empower us to care for our fragile environment and to support those people and places that need our help; and stories that will inspire us to get out there and make the most of our time on Earth.


Dec 2nd


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CategoryPosted in: Books, Influences, Study the Masters

Light , Gesture, & Color

   The first, and only time, I met Jay Maisel, he asked what kind of photography I did. At the time I was busy with humanitarian assignments and I told him so. He looked me in the eye, having just met me, and said, “You mean people pay you to do that? You’re an evil […]

Nov 28th


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CategoryPosted in: Travel

Cape Churchill Polar Bears

I’m sitting in a Winnipeg hotel room, the sun’s coming up late into a bleak winter sky, and I’m surrounded by cold-weather gear, long lenses, and the sense of loneliness that comes after a long-anticipated adventure has wrapped up – that anticipation having been a companion for months. And now it’s over and I head […]

Nov 14th


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CategoryPosted in: News & Stuff, Travel

Hudson Bay Polar Bears

  In a couple days I’ll be on a small plane heading towards Wapusk National Park on Hudson Bay, Cape Churchill to be exact, to live on the tundra buggies for 8 nights and spend my days with Polar Bears and Arctic Fox. I’m thrilled. It’s the first of several bear trips I’m doing over […]

Nov 12th


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CategoryPosted in: Study the Masters

Study the Masters: Margaret Bourke-White

At the Time of the Louisville Flood (1937)   Gandhi (1946) “If you want to photograph a man spinning, give some thought to why he spins. Understanding for a photographer is as important as the equipment he uses.” –Margaret Bourke-White “Utter truth is essential and that is what stirs me when I look through the […]