|About David Winogrond |
friend of mine rescued my first non-point and shoot
camera from the remains of a burning house. She offered
to be my guinea pig model, since she had done modeling
in the past. I fumbled with the soot filled camera,
attempting to learn photography on my own. As the
cameras shutter speed became more and more inaccurate,
my self-taught black and white printing skills became
more demanding. Six months later, the shutter mechanism
broke altogether and I retired for a few years.
Having played drums
since I was eleven, I eventually decided I needed
another creative outlet so I bought another camera
and decided to get serious. I continued my self-taught
approach by reading and asking too many questions
in camera stores. My inspirations come more from paintings
than from other photography. My niche is loosely based
around capturing the many facets of feminine beauty.
I was also the only
staff photographer and darkroom technician at The
Palisades Post newspaper. Stylistically, this was
a very different approach. The accent was less on
aesthetics and more on getting the story. My technical
abilities were greatly honed during this period for
the simple reason that theres no such thing
as a "reshoot" in photojournalism.
After leaving the newspaper,
Ive been less concerned with how to fit into
any marketplace and more concerned with pursuing my
own vision. If you like the examples of my photography
shown on this site and would like to schedule a shoot,
please contact me.