From studying philosophy and astronomy to working as a carpenter and computer scientist, David Quiring’s path into photography has been interesting and, needless to say, indirect. Prairie raised, David grew up appreciating the subtle details of the world within a bike ride’s distance of his home on the edge of the city, in so doing developing an eye for the subtle beauty that’s ever present in life but that others might miss. Throughout high school and university, photography became David’s way to share his own unique view of the world with others. Initially peripheral to the other aforementioned paths of life, David’s photography slowly revealed itself to be the path around which his other interests fit.
As a travel and nature photographer, David embarks on adventures to wild corners of the world with his camera in hand. Curious and watchful, he prefers to move at a human pace and dance with life’s unpredictable moments rather than motor past them. In this way he is able to witness the fleeting moments of beauty that we all live for; the moments that give him reason to raise the camera to his eye and capture the world through his unique vision. Frozen in time, David’s images ask the viewer to also slow down and appreciate our constantly changing world and how we move through it. His photographic collection conveys a deep respect for both the human and natural worlds, and the important intersection between. At this intersection lies the most important humanitarian discussion of our generation: conservation of the environment. Through words and imagery, David hopes to be a part of this ongoing discussion and movement towards positive change.
David is a strong believer and advocate for the survival of long-form photographic storytelling, which is reflected in the photoessays that make up his personal portfolio and his ongoing work with others. In a world that seems to be moving to quickly consumed imagery, David is mindful of what might be left behind and continues to form his body of work around the tenet of quality over quantity. Day by day, he refines his craft and vision into something that is unmistakably his own.