A Bit of Gratitude<br />
<br />
Photography is my passion and my connection to the world. I can honest say it’s what brought me out of my shell to live and breathe in the world. I feel fortunate to do what I do. Whether it be creating an engaging portrait of a surgeon in the OR, making energetic lifestyle images with students, capturing the raw intensity of the music scene I love, collaborating with LED Flo artists with a slow camera and a fast strobe, or pointing my camera down a 2,400 mile long highway with a child’s eyes in a world of amazement, I feel blessed to be able to live and expand upon my dream. So I would like to express my gratitude. To all the folks who have given me opportunities, believed in me, stood in front of my camera, pushed me, kindly smiled, granted me access, encouraged me, danced in front of my lens, talked shop, spent time looking at my images, said a positive word, told me your story, been my friend, pushed me further, purchased my art, fixed me a meal, or photo-bombed my shot (Haha!) – THANK YOU! You all know who you are; in fact, if you are reading this, it’s probably you! If it is not, but you’ve spent your time reading this note, we may have the same philosophy – we should meet! Hats off to all of you! Life is a journey, the road is the destination, the people make the difference in the ride!

About Me

Hello there!

Thank you for stopping by!


My name is David Schwartz. I photograph faces and places both near and far from my home in Cleveland Ohio. The camera is my passport to the world, It brings richness to my life. As I go forth and explore with curiosity, I seek to learn, connect, and understand the people and places I visit. By being present and slowing down, I am able to create authentic photographs that bring out the true personality in a person and the uniqueness of a place. This is how I tell a story in my own creative way and capture it within the frame.


“I define connection as the energy that exists between people

when they feel seen, heard, and valued;

when they can give and receive without judgment;

and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”

~ Brené Brown

What I do.



Powered by SmugMug Owner Log In