ABOUT DAVID STEVENSON

 

The Professional Photographers of America (PPA) recognized David Stevenson as a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) in 1983.  At that time, he was one of only 1700 photographers worldwide to attain this level of achievement. 

David's innovative and artistic style is well documented, being the recipient of the prestigious Kodak Dreammaker Award for his image titled Midnight Blues.  Boston Globe highlighted his work in an article about children and family photography entitled, "Moving Pictures.”  Past clients have included Fidelity Investments, Master Card International, Volkswagen, and numerous New England sports and TV personalities. 

Although David's portfolio includes landscapes, architectural details and still life, his specialty is in the area of fine art portraiture and children’s heirloom portraits.

CHILDREN'S PORTRAITS

David is nationally known for his fine art portraits of children in natural settings and finely crafted studio heirloom portraits.  With over thirty years of experience, he expertly catches those fleeting moments of delight, curiosity, wonder and innocence of childhood.  Beyond his talent behind the camera, David's post-production expertise adds enduring and artistic value to masterfully secure the moment in a final photographic portrait.  Many of these portraits are displayed in some of the finest homes in the country.  His current portrait work takes place in the area surrounding Boston, Massachusetts; Naples, Florida; and East Texas.

FINE ART PRINT COLLECTION

David's limited Edition Art Prints are a combination of old world craftsmanship and state of the art digital technologies.  Some original images are still captured on film while others are captured digitally.  The post production of each print can take days or weeks to finalize.  Choosing the final color or black & white tone, the softness of the image, graininess and other artistic looks are tasks of the artist.  Once the final look is achieved by David, the print is editioned in limited numbers. 

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Photographed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor Paul Samuelson (the first American to receive a Nobel Prize in economics) for a McGraw Hill book publishing project;

  • Portrait commissions for John and Ginny Kaneb, current part-owners of the Boston Red Sox baseball team, and various children’s portraits for the Kaneb family members;

  • Private photographic portrait and wedding commissions for Boston’s ABC WCVB/Channel 5 President and General Manager Jim Coppersmith (1989-1994);

  • Private childen’s portrait commissions for Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healy, who served under Governor Mitt Romney;

  • Private portrait commissions for many members of the Boston Bruins hockey team;

  • Commissioned to shoot cover fashion photos and numerous inside spreads for 5th Ave Magazine of Naples (Florida). The shoots took place at Tiburón, the world-renowned golf resort; Naples Luxury Imports (Bentley/Rolls Royce) car dealership; world-class art galleries; on a luxury Italian yacht and other locations on the Gulf of Mexico;

  • Won two awards for outstanding photography at regional Professional Photographers of New England juried exhibit;

  • Produced new line of limited edition prints entitled, "Impressions," which were used in various corporate ad campaigns;

  • Two prints accepted for annual juried photography show at The Von Liebig Art Center in Naples, Florida;

  • One man gallery show at Linden Gallery in Ipswich, Massachusetts showcasing six different collections of art prints;

  • Expanded photographic presence into the Southwest Florida market with his children’s portrait work, fashion, and Fine Art print collections;

  • Completed shoots on Florida’s West Coast (Naples, Sarasota, Marco Island) and Florida’s East Coast (Boca Raton);

  • Worked in Savannah, Georgia to create the “Southern Impressions” collection;

  • Commissioned for portraits on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina;

  • Commissioned to create photography for various artists' CDs for Candescent Music; and

  • The City of Tyler recognized David's visit to East Texas by presenting him with a key to the city and declaring May 12, 2014 as David Stevenson Day in Tyler.