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Meet the Artisan

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David McLain

http://www.davidmclain.com

David McLain built his chops the old fashioned way—shooting feature length assignments around the world for National Geographic Magazine. The stories varied but the mandate was always the same:  work with every kind of person under any kind of condition and create timeless yet contemporary images for a client with the highest visual standards on earth. Over the past decade, David has become increasingly interested in cinematography through an ongoing collaboration with colorist and post-production expert Jerome Thelia. Together they co-own the boutique production company Merge and recently finished their first feature documentary BOUNCE which premiered at SXSW. David’s experience as a National Geographic photographer and documentary filmmaker informs his commercial work. He has spent his life capturing real moments and understand how to blend art direction with just the right amount of improvisation. He is naturally drawn to brands who have great stories to tell and want to create imagery that makes people feel inspired, not sold to. David continually marvel at how endless the opportunities are. Now is the time to start exploring them.

Gallery

  • David McLain 03
    • Sony α7
    • FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS
    • 1/160
    • f/4.0
    • ISO 250
  • David McLain 04
    • Sony α99
    • 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM
    • 1/500
    • f/5.0
    • ISO 640
  • David McLain 05
    • Sony α7S
    • 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM
    • 1/60
    • f/1.4
    • ISO 6400
  • David McLain 06
    • Sony α7S
    • 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM
    • 1/60
    • f/1.4
    • ISO 3200
  • David McLain 07
    • Sony α99
    • 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM
    • 1/320
    • f/2.8
    • ISO 100
  • David McLain 08
    • Sony α900
    • 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM
    • 1/125
    • f/2.8
    • ISO 160
  • David McLain 09
    • Sony α99
    • 135mm f/1.8 ZA
    • 1/250
    • f/1.8
    • ISO 500
  • David McLain 10
    • Sony α900
    • 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM
    • 1/200
    • f/13.0
    • ISO 200
  • David McLain 11
    • Sony α900
    • 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM
    • 1/2500
    • f/2.8
    • ISO 100
  • David McLain 12
    • Sony α99
    • 50mm f/1.4
    • 1/160
    • f/2.8
    • ISO 200
  • David McLain 13
    • Sony α99
    • 35mm f/1.4 G
    • 1/3200
    • f/4.0
    • ISO 200
  • David McLain 14
    • Sony α7R
    • 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM
    • 1/125
    • f/2.0
    • ISO 200

My work has always been about using photography to inform and inspire. I deeply believe in the power of images and storytelling and have devoted my life to this beautiful craft.

David McLain