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DAVID JAMES SWANSON is an American Photographer, born in Washington, D.C. a Pisces in 1981.    

At 16, Swanson picked up his first camera, shooting 35mm film.  He learned the black and white darkroom process while attending Grand Rapids Community College.  David James worked as a Photo Lab Technician for 2 years, before going on to work as a commercial photographer in New York City. 

Swanson has photographed a wide variety of subjects over the years including musicians, fashion, advertising, sporting events, portraits, head shots and weddings. Recently, Swanson spent a year touring with Jack White.  Documenting his 2014 Lazaretto Tour. 

In addition to photography Swanson is a musician.  His band Whirlwind Heat has toured the world many times over, released more than a dozen published works.  

Swanson has directed and camera operated on many commercials, music videos and documentary movies.