David was raised in rural Wisconsin, the son of a robotics engineer and a hair stylist. His formative years were filled with such epicurean wonders as Blatz beer, fish fries, and hotdogs eaten straight from the freezer.
After studying fine art photography in Milwaukee, he moved to New York City, built sets for Annie Leibovitz, and traveled the world working with fashion photographers. When he was offered a job cooking and then shooting grilled fruit for SHAPE magazine, he found his calling.
David photographed the bestselling book Martha Stewart's Appetizers, crammed into Amanda Freitag's tiny NYC kitchen to shoot her first cookbook, The Chef Next Door, and dutifully sampled every drink while shooting Food & Wine: Cocktails. He traveled the coastline of North America photographing oyster farmers for The Essential Oyster, teamed with Nick Korbee to shoot Egg Shop: The Cookbook and has work in the newest issue of Gather Journal.
He shoots for Food Network Magazine, Whole Foods, Food & Wine and many other publications with the word food in the title. His clients include: Bloomsbury, Blue Apron, Cooking Channel, Dean & DeLuca, Family Circle, Grey Goose, HarperCollins, Idaho Potato Commission, Martha Stewart, Outside Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Squarespace, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, Weight Watchers, and Ziploc, among others.
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