David J. Bookbinder was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1951. After college, he moved to New York City, where for several years he did black-and-white street photography, took pictures of musicians for a book he wrote on American folk music, shot an occasional record album cover, and worked part-time as a photojournalist. After a 20-year hiatus, Bookbinder resumed photography, now with a digital camera. At first he hoped, in adjusting his image files on the computer, merely to improve them, but he soon realized that once an image was on his hard drive, he could do anything he wanted with it. Bookbinder’s current project involves transforming snapshots of flowers into mandala-like images. He has been inspired by the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, the nature photographs of Andreas Feininger, and the flower images of Harold Feinstein, with whom he briefly studied. He is a 2007 recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s award in Photography and the author of four non-fiction books.

Website: http://www.davidbookbinder.com

  • Joined: August 2007
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