The sun sleeps on, not even thinking about rising yet. David, already standing out in a cold, wet field, waits for the sun and the wildlife to come alive. Seemingly the last place anyone else would want to be, this field springs to life with the dawn, and so does David’s camera. Only the shot matters, in spite of toes threatening to move to the equator and fingers looking for a cup of coffee instead of wanting to hold a camera. He waits for exactly the right moment and then…click. He has it.
David Schneider, an award-winning wildlife and nature photographer, focuses on brining alive each creature and scene his camera sees. With a unique point of view and style, his prints capture the color, beauty and soul of his subjects. His affinity for nature extends to the scenic area as well. His landscapes bring out the incredible emotion, beauty and grandeur of the Southwest; his prints will take you from the tops of misty mountains to the shifting sands of the deep desert, letting you always be in the moment.
David’s works is amazingly rich and vibrant, with a very subtle three dimensional quality. His unique point of view allows him to create pieces that sparkle and shine with an inner glow.
Every photograph has a story. With each print, some of David is included. His short stories might provide some background information, or they might provide some of his thoughts and feelings as he created it. The story might be about the animal or the scene itself, or it might be a bit of a whimsical prose. In every case, though, the vignette reflects David.
David lives in Tijeras, New Mexico, just outside of the Cibola National Forest. He prefers to be outside whenever possible, in his “studio” —the great Southwest. He believes in being one with nature, and not a day goes by that he doesn’t find something new to be amazed and delighted by. With a lifelong interest in photography and nature, his passions combine, providing arresting photographs for everyone.