David, author and photographer of Shaker Village, 50th Anniversary of the Restoration, is a longtime Kentucky resident and a Western Kentucky University graduate. David’s work has been published in national and international magazines and catalogs, including the Shaker Workshops® catalogs and Kentucky Derby 133 Review. His photographs are exhibited at galleries and shows throughout the commonwealth and have been selected for display at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda, the Senate Offices in the State Capitol Annex and the office of Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear. His work is acclaimed for its richness and depth of color, texture and clarity. His signature style uses low light and natural light to create dimensions beyond those typically found in a studio, resulting in photos with both visual and emotional impact.
He is a juried member of Visual Arts at the Market (Kentucky Arts Council) and the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsman. He is an archive photographer for the Kentucky Derby and the Louisville Ballet and a member of Professional Photographers of America. David has long enjoyed documenting the Shaker experience. He has taken tens of thousands of images at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill over the course of four years and across all four seasons. His Shaker photos have been featured in local and national publications. In addition to photographing the restored Shaker community in Kentucky, he has visited and photographed the only active Shaker community still in existence, Shaker Village at Sabbathday Lake, Maine.
A portion of the sale of his Shaker Village prints is donated to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill to help
continue the work of preserving this national treasure.