David was raised in rural Wisconsin, the son of a robotics engineer and a hairdresser. 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 shooting grilled fruit for SHAPE magazine, he found his calling.
David photographed the bestselling book Martha Stewart's Appetizers. He crammed into Amanda Freitag's tiny NYC kitchen to shoot her first cookbook, The Chef Next Door. He also dutifully sampled every drink while shooting Food & Wine: Cocktails. The Essential Oyster, by James Beard Award-winning author Rowan Jacobsen, sent him around the coastline of North America photographing oyster farms. Recently he teamed with Nick Korbee and Sarah Schneider to shoot Egg Shop: The Cookbook.
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, Martha Stewart, Outside Magazine, Squarespace, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, Weight Watchers, and Ziploc, among others.
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