David James Swanson

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

At 16, he picked up his first 35mm film camera.  A few years later he was taught the black and white darkroom process while attending Grand Rapids Community College and got a job working as a Photo Lab Technician.  During his days of education, Swanson photographed the music scene he was involved in.  In 2007 he went 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 and weddings. Recently, spending 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.  He is currently writing and recording for a new project. 

Swanson has done some video work as well.  Directing and camera operating on many commercials, music videos and documentary movies.

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