Dave has been in the following publications: The New York Times,
the New Jersey Bergen Record, the Dallas Morning News, Engineering
News Record Magazine, Roads and Bridges Magazine, Shutterbug Magazine,
Leica-View Magazine, Jobo Fototechnic quarterly magazine, Hasselblad
"forum" Magazine. Also, was published in phototechniqes
Have been on jersey's talking with lee leonard, two times, have
been on "the learning channel" two times, have been on
new york's M.S.G. metro-guide "New York Now." Have been
on New Jersey's cablevision program "No Limits" have been
on WNBC's "Today in New York". Was interviewed by Morry
Alter of WCBS TV on top of the Brooklyn Bridge for CBS Evening News.
Have seven photographs in the exhibit "six bridges."
This exhibit features 73 photographs of the six bridges built by
the world renowned swiss engineer Othmar Ammann. This exhibit began
at the Painewebber Art Gallery in New York in 1996 and has traveled
across the country.
This exhibition was supported by S.I.T.E.S. [Smithsonian Institution
Traveling Exhibition Service]
Work published in two recent books "the creation of bridges"
and "six bridges, the legacy of Othmar Ammann"
Dave himself has appeared on the cover of Life Magazine.
I have studied under John Sexton, Personal Assistant to Ansel
Adams and Jeff Nixon, workshop assistant to Ansel Adams and Morley
Baer, a well known photographer who has extensively photographed
the Big Sur Coast of California. I am a member of A.S.M.P ( American
Society of Media Photographers)
People who've influenced his career
as a photographer:
Ansel Adams- Ansel Adams, his work
and his teaching have had a tremendous impact on my career as a
"Fine Art" architectural and landscape photographer. His
incredible vision, his insight, his amazing darkroom skills have
all contributed to his beautiful photographs. When I saw his "Moonrise"
photograph and realized it was made through his "inner vision"
I knew then, photography is what I wanted to do more than anything
Jeff Nixon- I met Jeff after talking
to the Ansel Adams Gallery in California to learn more about the
great photographer. Jeff was Ansel's workshop assistant for many
years. After talking to him for some time I met him him and took
a couple of workshops with him. Jeff has taught me to listen and
understand the subjects that I photograph.
John Sexton- I was introduced to
John by Jeff Nixon. I had known of John's work for years but I always
wanted to meet him. I had the great pleasure of meeting John on
a one to one basis. He was printing photographs for potential customers
and I was amazed at his technical and printing skills. He truly
is a "Master Printer" I had taken several workshops with
him and in the beginning I did not get very favorable comments from
him on my work. I was not going to give up! This made me work ten
times harder and I have to thank John for those comments that day!
Morley Baer-I met Morley during a
John Sexton Photographic Workshop. Morley is a great influence on
my photographic career. I was very much intrigued by his work and
his visual sense. Morley made a statement in a letter to me that
basically lead me to photographing the great bridges of New York
City. He told me that my photographs reflect much work and understanding.
He told me, "Dave put your excitement to work on a subject
that you care most dearly about." I will always remember Morley
for his words of wisdom!
Othmar Ammann-I never had the opportunity
to meet the greatest bridge builder of all time, but I do have the
distinct pleasure of photographing all the great bridges he designed.
My favorite bridge of all, one that he designed and built is the
George Washington Bridge. It was this bridge I crossed more than
any other bridge and I am always in awe looking at its incredible
steelwork. It is truly an engineering masterpiece. Othmar Ammann
was an artist in his own right. What Ansel Adams did with photography,
Othmar Ammann did with Civil Engineering