About David Darian

David’s interest in photography started in high school when he processed and printed his first black and white image in the basement of his family’s home in Detroit. Transforming a sheet of white paper into a slowly emerging photo image has fascinated him ever since. He became the official photographer for his high school newspaper and continued to develop photos in a makeshift closet darkroom while at Wayne State University.

Moving to Chicago after graduation, he worked in offset lithography as well as high-end color printing while learning more about professional photography and design. His interests shifted to prepress, the preparation of material for printing by separating all graphical elements into four primary colors.

Color separation, which evolved from analog film work to a digital process, became the focus of David’s professional work - directing the prepress and imaging divisions of an international publishing company - and re-ignited his interest in art photography.

David continues to shoot, print, and sell his own photography. His work has been exhibited at the Evanston Woman’s Club and the former Brighton House Gallery in Michigan while his travel images have been published in Italian cuisine cookbooks. He also provides scanning and printing services to photographers, water colorists, and oil and pastel painters, as well as historic photo restoration services for Northwestern University and the Field Museum.