May 1st, 2013 by Elizabeth Beskin
David Ducane smiles when he thinks about how his passion for people and adventure turned into a career in photography. Growing up in southern California, his many family camping trips spawned his initial love for adventure. At 14 his family relocated to New Jersey where he met his great friend Jon who introduced him to photography. From the moment he picked up the camera he knew he loved taking pictures. “I love light, and locations with minimal settings or many lines and shapes” David reflects. “Every event, every session is a new opportunity for me to push myself, to create images that impact the viewer but are still classic and timeless.” David is equally fabulous as a wedding photographer as he is shooting bar mitzvahs. David shares more of his thougths with us.
What was the first event you photographed when you knew for sure: ‘This is what I want to do’?
The “This is what I want to do” moment for me was when I was traveling in Nepal 5 years ago. I got to meet many amazing people and take tons of photos while hiking in the mountains. One day it just hit me that I didn’t ever want to stop taking photos.
What job or person gave you your first “big break”?
My big break moment came when the salon where my sister works – Arrojo in Soho – asked me to photograph 25 fashion bloggers who came to get makeovers. After that job I was asked by a big fashion designer to do her e-commerce and the ball has continued to roll.
How would you describe your signature style in five words?
The five words to describe my style are: quite, moments, fun, classic, dynamic.
Who or what inspires you the most?
The person I work with, the location and the type of lighting I have to use inspire me in a new way at every shoot I’m part of. (more…)