Artist Feature: David Ingraham

The blog was experiencing technical difficulties yesterday, so Monday had to be Tuesday this week. Sorry to those of you who visit regularly! But, without any further delay, your Monday Morning Artist Feature, David Ingraham:

by David Ingraham


My girlfriend, Gretchen, has been going to Long Beach State for the last few years.
We were outside her house on a warm Southern California afternoon, and as she picked up “Snuggles”, one of her neighbor’s cats, I quickly grabbed this shot. At the time I was doing a lot of experimenting with the technique of exposing for the background light while using flash on the subject. I’ve always liked the look you get when combining ambient and artificial light. (The shot was originally in color, but I converted it via Silver Efex.)

I’m a Los Angeles-based musician by trade (drummer) who is passionate about photography, spending much of my free time trying to capture a good image. The main challenge for me at this stage is really zeroing in on a particular style and focusing on building a body of work within that style. I’m a fan of so many genres of photography–black & white, color, street, portraiture, etc.– I feel as though I’m still trying to find my true photographic identity. But in the mean time, I’m just enjoying the simple pleasures and creative outlet of taking pictures.

You can view more of David’s work on his flickr site.

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