David has been a photographer for almost 40 years. Until now, his fine art was held in private collections or museums. His style invites the viewer on a journey of revelation and intent.
David says, "I am an imagist, not a photographer. I don't take photographs, I create imagery!
I have a unique perspective on the world from years of exercising not only my eye for lighting, composition and balance, but by slowing down and listening to how my spirit directs me to create art with intent that reflects to the viewer.
David's love of the craft of photography began when he was 12, it afforded him the ability to capture the world and share it as he saw it. His fascination with the tools he had at his disposal led David deep into the nuts and bolts of photography; he built his own large and medium format cameras, created "dark rooms" in the wild, and developed a system of understanding exposure that still serves him well today.
The advent of digital photography opened a new world to David. He began shooting with a digital medium format camera along with his other digital equipment. He built his own unique camera system that allows him to take round images. Rather than editing images into a round mask, many of David's images are shot in the round.
David's commitment to the art of photography and his dedication to his own spiritual growth help to capture the viewer's imagination in a unique way, pulling them into these portals of intent.
Take a look at David's Artist Statement.
Creating imagery with the "end" in mind, searching for the best representation of the guidance and messages he receives, David Monroe's path of discovery results in images that speak to the soul.
"By meditating and listening to guidance from spirit during the image creation process, I have found a deeper understanding of why I am shooting what I am shooting, and a path to creating the clearest representation of Spirit’s intent," says David.
Along with the introduction of his work to the general public, David not only shares his art but also his wisdom, style, and teachings.
Solo exhibit of 20, 40" round images.
Show Opening Event is on
April 3rd. 6 -9PM
@ Florida Museum of Photographic Art.
I will give three talks during this show.
March 27th for "4th Friday",
Tampa's Gallery walk. 5-7PM
April 3rd for the show opening. 6-9PM
and April 22nd for Earth Day.5-7PM
The Image "Acceptance" was selected for display on FMOPA's outdoor Jumbotron for all of Tampa to see.
My favorite Art Place, Sundial, St Pete Florida
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
UPA Gallery Exhibitions at FMOPA
David has several images on archive at the Museum and with the College Alumni Collection.
"Nature Through My Eyes
2010 "Light in Florida", Qinghai Three Rivers Photo Festival, China
Jury awarded "Best Thematic Exhibit of the show"
"As a consultant to photographers worldwide and a spiritual teacher to many,
I know the importance that a deep
connection to the divine plays in the
creation of a piece of art.
David Monroe’s quest to empower artists to deepen their connection to the divinity that lies within, is a gift to each artist who is wise enough to seek his guidance and to us all!”
David is a multi talented artist deeply immersed in the spiritual and intellectual aspects of photography, within his work and resulting master lectures that disclose his unique, intensely connected, and provocative approach
David is both a master teacher of photography and artist of the spirit. He shares his heightened sense of magic and wonder with those willing to explore beyond their knowing. Through his dedication to living authenticity, he empowers others on their journey of self- discovery!
Meditational work from the vision to the output.
I was blown away by David Monroe's Work . It definitely needs to be experienced, and the placement in the exhibit was a wonderful introduction the the show. Exquisite work.
FLORIDA MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART 2018, UPAGallery Show