Anatomy of a Magic Bar - personal work
What I Do
Simply put - I make people hungry.
I am an award-winning commercial food and beverage photographer in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additionally I offer other professional photography services such as real estate, senior portraits, and the occasional wedding. If you have questions please just ask me.
More About Me
My name is Dave.
I'm a born and raised Hoosier. My profession is insurance. For over 12 years I travelled the US following natural disasters, including nine months in New Orleans after Katrina. My education is in agriculture. I'm a husband. My beautiful wife is an attorney and one of the good guys. I have two daughters - one that flies and one that runs. I've thrown the first pitch at a Minor League baseball game. I've travelled to Europe but not Asia. In 1994 I performed with Jim Nabors at the Indy 500 (along with about 250 other people). I consider donuts a food group. In my free time, I make photos.
Printing & Licensing
I own the copyright to every image on this site and all rights are reserved. Simply put, I should not see anyone using my image without my permission. Printed copies are available directly through this site. Other image purchase, use, or licensing inquiries can be sent to me.
Canon cameras and "L" lenses, Paul C Buff, Kirk Industries, Arca-Swiss, Manfrotto, FJ Westcott, Nikon, Formatt-Hitech, Sekonic, X-rite
Questions & Contact
Cara Magazine (in-flight publication for Aer Lingus Airlines) - Feb-Mar 2015
Awards & Exhibitions
12th Annual International Color Awards - Second Place & Merit of Excellence-Food
11th Annual International Color Awards - First Place & Outstanding Achievement-Food
The Nature Conservancy in Indiana - Indiana, Naturally 2016 juried exhibit, Indianapolis International Airport
Best Landscape and Honorable Mention
Photo District News Taste 2016 - Social Media Snaps
Art From the Heartland 2016 - Indianapolis Arts Center juried exhibit
Indiana State Fair Photography Contest (2016)
4th Place Professional Color - Nature
Indiana State Fair Photography Contest (2015)
Best of Show Professional Black & White for Dusted
Indianapolis Professional Photographers Guild - Top 10 Indiana Photographer (4th Place)
1st Place Black & White Open
4th place Professional Black and White Nature for An Early Irish Novel
Indiana State Department of Agriculture 2015 Photography Contest - winner Faces of Agriculture; winner Conservation; overall winner.
The Nature Conservancy In Indiana-Indianapolis Airport Authority juried exhibit Indiana, Naturally (2014) - Fire At Dawn, Milky Way
Indiana State Department of Agriculture 2014 Photography Contest - winner On The Farm category for Take Down; winner Conservation category for Milky Way
Indiana State Fair Photography Contest (2014) - Honorable Mention, Professional-Open Color division for Take Down; third place ribbon, Photography Club division, for Cataract
2014 Images of Nature -Eagle Creek Park Foundation- 2nd place Landscapes, Gentle; 3rd place Eagle Creek, Closeout