ABOUT DAVID STEVENSON
My fascination and ultimate love for photography began at the tender age of ten, when my father gave me his Argus 35mm camera. The moment that I looked thru the lens, a new world opened up to me, and I was hooked. I was consumed for the next 8 years taking photos of people and places I loved in my hometown on the North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts.
At the age of 18 I went to engineering school because I excelled in math and science.
I had one semester of college left and a good paying job already lined up after graduation. The career was going great but something inside was missing. My heart’s desire was to pursue the art of photography, so I decided it was time to leave my promising career in engineering and dedicate my path to creating imagery full time. My love of photography had easily overtaken my engineering pursuit.
Around this time I met and married Lana, who was perfectly matched to me in mind and spirit. She encouraged me to use my talent and love for photography to share with the world. She became and still is my best friend, love and partner … in business and life.
To make a long story short, I opened up David Stevenson Photography in 1982 and have never looked back. My dream to open a studio had come true! Was all of this easy? Of course not! It took about 10 years to build up a great clientele base. I am grateful to all of these wonderful people from around the country who have loved and appreciated my life’s work.
My 40 year career has been exciting, and has included working for both the public and private sector, producing national work in portrait, fine art photography and commercial advertising campaigns. I continue to work in the Boston, MA., Naples Fl., and East Texas areas primarily, but also enjoy travels to other locations.
There is always a camera in the trunk of my car, giving me the opportunity to capture the awesome beauty and wonder that surrounds us … in both people and places. I believe that fine art photography can touch the soul and force us to think deeper. May you enjoy what the Creator has created through me.
Dreams do come true! Here’s to your dreams coming true!
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.
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
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 designed by Greg Norman; 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 David Stevenson Day in Tyler.