About

 

The Alhambra, Granada, Spain (Photo by Annie Howell)

I want to give you places where your imagination can go.

I strive to create images that stimulate your curiosity or stir wanderlust.

I try to compose complete photographic stories about places, as a painter would.

I travel to find new places as often as possible. Each photography excursion is the result of many months of planning. The photography field days are long. They usually begin before dawn and end after sunset as I follow the light through the scenes I plan for each day. Of course, I do enjoy the locations also. My wife and I meet many kind and interesting people who enrich our experiences.

It is challenging to try to make art while traveling. But it is also rewarding and very stimulating because you can not control the dynamic elements of what is before you when you are on the street or on a mountain trail. It is a fertile field for creative adaptation. And it is startling sometimes how much imagination and emotion become involved as you work to portray the key identities of a place.

The photographs are a mixture of street scenes, landscapes, and architecture. I want you to feel the character of these places and learn a little about the people who live there and their traditions. The photographs are about beauty and culture.

My maps are archival photographic prints and often contain a background of an enhanced aerial photograph or a topographic map. After decades of professional map creation and field scientific work it is refreshing to be more creative with these maps. They are an intersection of geographic data, artistic enhancement, and photography. They are intended as artwork that can be framed and displayed in your home or office.

Thank you for your interest. I hope that you enjoy your time here. Please give me feedback or send me questions using the Contact link above. I would enjoy hearing from you. Happy trails, David