I have worked with David Bravo for over
He shot assignments for my Fortune 100 clients; he shot my wedding; photographed my kids and my dogs.
It’s been a lot of fun to look over his shoulder and watch his evolution.
I first met David during his “mad scientist” phase, when he would spend days on end burning through hundreds of frames of film to perfect his “recipe” for studio black & white. I remember, too, how he refused to jump on the digital photography bandwagon until digital truly became better than film. Then he embraced it wholeheartedly.
Bravo is technically adept, but he's more than a technician. He is the stereotypical artist. Impulsive: occasionally. Energetic: constantly. Perfectionist: always. When you hire him, he will shoot what you want, but you had better be prepared to let him shoot what he wants, too. You won’t be sorry. David always sees something the rest of us miss.
He’s photographed Presidents and musicians; A-listers and CEOs; book jackets and CD covers; advertising and magazine spreads. Yet somehow, there is always time to record a couple’s wedding vows, or capture a toddler’s first steps. I don’t know if that makes him a New York photographer with a Connecticut address, or a Connecticut photographer with a New York skill set.
After more than 25 years in his craft, he has the same enthusiasm as when he started. Maybe more.
Lucky for us.