Based out of Chicago, Illinois, David started his photographic career at Kalamazoo Central High School, working exclusively in Black & White Film, only using digital mediums during the summer as film development wasn't an option. He earned his BFA degree with an emphasis in Photography and Intermedia from Western Michigan University. His senior thesis, Emanation was based on the idea of emotions being externalized and translating them into a visual format through light painting photography.
David has gained skills in Film Photography, Digital Photography, Videography, a multitude of Alternative Processes such as Cynotype, Van Dyke, Four-Color Gum, and Installation work. Through these processes he creates emotion based imagery as well as studies the creation and deconstruction of memory.