David K Bruner Photographer/Artist I have always enjoyed doing PORTRAITS & HEADSHOTS and i love working with people. A portrait is a very intimate thing watching the light meet the shadow and then merge with the person or persons. Their personality, their eyes. I am very particular about lighting. I seemed to get especially good at portraits (lighting & everything) around 1982 using mostly natural light. I had already started taking photos of people for my first photography class. Before that, i was a painter. My mother found a local artist to tutor me in painting with oil & acrylics on canvas. I did that for about 3 years ages 12 to 14 years. Then i became a little wearied and started painting things that seemed to be a little "wild" i guess or in other words abstract. Next at the age of about 15 my Mother enrolled me in a photography class. I think it was in conjunction with a school. That is where i actually learned basic darkroom photography for the first time. I then started doing portraits of my sister Susan and Sharon & Jim (James) Church who lived in the neighborhood. To this day i love doing portraits that are creative and personalized to each individual's unique personality. While working in Chicago, under the guidance of Kristie i quickly learned the art of designing & photographing books and portfolios for actors, models, and other performers. I later excelled at designing online portfolios "digital portfolios" promotional designs for musicians and different types of internet photography. Now, when i am able to do my work i will shoot both black + white and color. I still favor b+w photography! I started photographing people in general at a very young age using an Instamatic Hawkeye camera and a super 8 movie camera to create my own sci-fi movie productions. People are my favorite subjects. In Indianapolis, under the supervision of Matt Sommers, i produced photographs for billboards for the Shane Co. I received a few grants to continue my photographic work. ArtSpan, VisualAids and One grant from Art Matters in NY gave me more than a check, they were & still are very helpful to photographic artists living with HIV and related challenges. I have a degree in commercial art and won two Addy awards for photography & design while in advertising. Before moving back to San Francisco, I lived in Long Beach and Orange County California, and of course Indianapolis & Chicago. I've always liked to ask people how they see their photos so i can style them & their entire image in a way that best suits them. Men, women, and otherwise. I always keep an eye out for interesting people to shoot, diverse, everyday people - people with unique and original tattoos, body shapes, and androgynous looks. I am greatly influenced by Hitchcock, Si-Fi movies & MUSIC. I have incorporated my photography, computer skills, and graphic arts background and channeled it into other areas. Logo designs, original t-shirt designs & WALL ART for your HOME or OFFICE.
For modeling, opportunities send a snapshot to, [email protected].
I am not Inc. or a company. I am an artist! I have always been a creative photographer, graphic design artist & production artist. I was born that way. What i do is very one-on-one sometimes lonely. I love to work with other freelancers such as stylists, printers & models.
Please contact me with any questions at [email protected]