David is a Seattle-based photojournalist, writer, publisher, workshop instructor, tour designer, and expedition leader, specializing in projects about traditional cultures, documentary / travel photography, and adventure travel.
He has worked on assignments throughout the world for many major U.S. and European magazines, including National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, and the New York Times Magazine. He has also served as a lead guide and photography instructor for National Geographic Expeditions group tours in Bhutan and Tibet, and as a programming developer and lead guide / instructor for the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, creating and leading their first public photography tours in Morocco, India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar.
David is the Founder and Director of Photo Nomad Tours, an adventure travel company that designs and operates small group cultural immersion tours and photographic workshops in Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, India, Morocco, and Jordan.
He is the author of the large format photography book “Himalayan Odyssey: A Visual Journey Across the Great Range” (2002), the culmination of twelve years’ work and over 2,000 miles of trekking through many of the most remote cultural enclaves in Nepal, Bhutan, India, and Tibet. To accompany his photographs, essays and other texts were contributed by Pico Iyer, Peter Matthiessen, and Martin Scorsese.
David’s most recent book, “INDIA: Fragments from the Constellation” is a 3-year compilation of street photography from India’s most culturally fascinating and visually vibrant cities.
David’s gallery prints have been exhibited internationally and are in numerous corporate and institutional permanent collections, including the Seattle Art Museum, the Microsoft Corporation, and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.
He is a past recipient of the Nikon USA Award for Color Photography (1990).
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