David is a commercial movie and portrait photographer whose career began in the ‘80s, when he began exhibiting his work in New York. His photography caught the eye of pop art legend Andy Warhol, who gave David his first photographic job, photographing celebrities for Interview magazine. David went on to have his work featured in Italian and French Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and i-D. David has photographed the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, Eminem, Lance Armstrong, Leonardo DiCaprio and Britney Spears.
After his stint in contemporary photography, David decided to branch out to the world of music videos, documentary films and theatrical events, producing work for the likes of Moby, Christina Aguilera, No Doubt and stage works including Elton John’s The Red Piano and Caesar’s Palace.
David is inspired by art history and street culture, to the diversity of the Hawaiian jungle where he lives. He uses Phase One kit and has won many awards: Best New Photographer of the Year by both French Photo and American Photo magazines, ICP Infinity Award for Applied Photography, Photographer of the Year Award at the VH-1 Fashion Awards, 12th Annual MVPA Awards – Adult Contemporary Video of the Year, 13th Annual MVPA Awards – Director of the Year, winner of the Best Documentary at Aspen Film Festival and GLAAD’s Vito Russo Award for Outstanding Contributions Toward Eliminating Homophobia, to name but a few of his achievements.