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David Bardes

Art Photographer


David picked up photography right out of high school when he attended a nature/landscape workshop in Carmel, California. With his passion awakened, he completed an Associates degree and with the knowledge gained from those college level photography classes, and a week long zone system workshop with Master photographer, Oliver Gagliani, he continued his education at Brooks Institute of Photography. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in photography with an emphasis in commercial photography.


David worked as an assistant and a wedding photographer for a couple of years before transitioning into video and corporate stage production. This in turn transitioned into working in the electronics and “dot com” industry culminating in a position at ZD-Labs testing hardware and software, and writing articles for computer and electronic magazines. For a period of about 15 years, David put aside photography in pursuit of other professional goals and to raise a family.


His passion was reawakened in 2008, and he has pursued it as an art photographer, not a commercial photographer. He now enjoys photographing the Northwest, his new home since 2000, and concentrates on black and white images. He is represented by the Lightbox Gallery in Astoria, and his images have received awards from B&W magazine, a national art photography magazine. Currently David lives with his wife and daughter just west of Portland, Oregon.