Reaching into his backyard, Dave looks at the rural environments of Illinois, finding the unanticipated culture on the edge of a major metropolitan area. Quirky, full of life and eccentricities, or certainly a life so different from what most of us see or live, Dave shows us a slice of ourselves we don’t often see, or know exists.
Dave makes a living as a commercial photographer, and his fine art work reflects his desire to showcase who we are, with sensitivity, humor and vibrant color. He is a 2008 Top 50 Critical Mass winner, and Prarieland will be shown at the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA this year.
I was honored to see his name in our submissions for ND09, and while he may not have fit George’s list, his work certainly made mine.