About David Max Photography

David Max Photography in San Diego, California“Thank you for visiting my website. I am a San Diego-based Director of Photography and commercial photographer specializing in image-making services for businesses and corporations.  I have a great passion for creating effective visuals to make a product or service stand out, staying aware that the least complicated solution is often the best”.

BIOGRAPHY: Former IATSE Local 600Directory of Photography, adjunct professor at San Diego State University Department of Theater, Film and New Media (2007-2009). David designed the production curriculum for the University of California, San Diego’s Digital Arts Center (DAC VSMG), where he taught 2009 – 2011.

Professional: M.F.A. Graduate of NYU’s Institute of Film & Television (1985) and former I.A.T.S.E. Local 600 Director of Photography in New York City. David’s directorial debut, the feature film ”Severance” (1988), won an invitation to appear in Italy at the Florence Feature Film Festival. It was subsequently picked up for international distribution by Fox / Lorber Associates, Inc. in New York after debuting at the 1989 Independent Feature Project. He signed with the prestigious William Morris Agency at 29, but left for Los Angeles to focus on work behind the camera. In Los Angeles, he photographed the feature, “Silent Victim” (Lifetime) for Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus of Cannon Films. In 1991, he joined I.A.T.S.E 600 as a Director of Photography, working on the feature “Home of Angels”, starring Abe Vigoda and Sherman Helmsley, and Champion Joe Frazier (Nickolodeon). Music video credits involve projects for Prince, Roxy Music, Lee Ritenour, Diamond Rio, and Miles Davis, Donald Fagan and more…

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David is a consummate professional: talented, responsible and pleasant. More importantly, he is a gifted photographer. He has taken pictures of my family for many years and I have ALWAYS been pleased with the results. And, I always get compliments on his photographs. He has provided my family with an invaluable gift by capturing various stages in my children’s lives, revealing the essence of who they are and even, if you can believe it, providing glimpses of who they will become. He knows how to bring out the best in people who are not photogenic (like myself). I cannot recommend him highly enough. David is a consummate professional: talented, responsible and pleasant. More importantly, he is a gifted photographer. He has taken pictures of my family for many years and I have ALWAYS been pleased with the results. And, I always get compliments on his photographs. He has provided my family with an invaluable gift by capturing various stages in my children’s lives, revealing the essence of who they are and even, if you can believe it, providing glimpses of who they will become. He knows how to bring out the best in people who are not photogenic (like myself). I cannot recommend him highly enough.

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