Hi! In my career I have been a painter, sculptor, printmaker, photographer, videographer, producer, director, writer, and am now a professor of Photography at San Diego City College. To learn enough about me to put the most ardent insomniac into a deep coma, log onto my main website (www.ndavidking.com) where you can read about me and my work, see sample gallery collections and get photo handouts and data from my page for students.
This blog is to give me a place to write about the travels and adventures I have on photo treks as well as shows, workshops and seminars and perhaps from time to time look back on previous adventures and quote from old logs and journals I kept. I do not think of myself as a writer but since there is no one else to do this… it’s up to me I guess.
The shot on the right, above, with me on top of Winston, my Land Rover, was taken in the early 1980s by my now ex wife Elizabeth who was one of the best possible travel companions one could ever ask for. We traveled and photographed from Florida to Alaska and from Maine to Baja, crisscrossing the country and experiencing some of the most awesome beauty to be found on the planet.
This new blog takes up, after a pause of a few years, where those adventures left off. As you can see in this shot from a workshop in Death Valley by participant Carla McElroy, my beard is a lot more gray and, alas, my belt is a bit larger, but my heart still belongs behind a camera.
Now students in my classes at San Diego City College as well as my private workshops and seminars will be the most likely companions to explore some of these breathtaking places. Places such as Yosemite, where student Jim Blaze took the shot to the left, other iconic locations around Southern California such as Mono Lake, Carmel, Bodie, Joshua Tree, Salton Sea and the Anza-Borrego Desert.
And of course there are the trips up the coast into Oregon through the Redwoods, to the canyon country of Utah and Arizona, the Mountains of my home turf of Colorado and New Mexico.
A recent series of posts chronicled a week-long trek to Taos to photograph and check on the logistics of doing a photo workshop there.
There are even entries covering some of my commercial/professional work such as the food photography my shooting partner Cynthia Sinclair and I have done. In short it is a window into the world of a dedicated, obsessive image maker. I can only hope you will enjoy reading of the adventures as much as I have enjoyed living them.