bio David Bishop knew early on from his Pennsylvania childhood that photography would be his life calling. He was hooked after his Russian grandfather surprised him with a Diana camera received after buying a fill of gas. He later moved to New York to attend The School of Visual Arts and has been a photographer based in Manhattan ever since. His new studio is located in The Gulch, one of Nashvilles most historic neighborhoods. Surrounded by landmark architecture, galleries, restaurants, nightlife, hotels, shopping and entertainment makes The Gulch one of the hottest neighborhoods in Nashville. David shoots for advertising, packaging, cookbooks, restaurants, promotion, direct mail, exhibition, magazines and blogs. David Bishop’s dimensional lighting is strongly influenced by both baroque and contemporary art. His studies of 17th century Dutch still life and food has resulted in a unique contemporary lighting style, in part, created through the use of his own fabricated lights that optically enhance the viewer’s sense of three-dimensional depth perception. His skillful application of focused, transmitted and reflected light are just a few instruments used to create beautifully hypnotic imagery specifically designed to capture the imagination. The complex play of color, texture, and depth, draws the viewer in to explore and desire is sparked and additionally enhanced by the introduction of his hand painted backgrounds. Questions are asked, yet not all answers are given. His food imagery also importantly includes intimate qualities, which, when gently revealed, suggest sex appeal and further imparts desire. His lighting is unique in that it requires minimal post-production work. "Food must appear to have been prepared freshly for the individual with maximum quality, appetite and sex appeal. A successful food shot is one where all elements of appetite appeal, beautiful natural lighting, and freshly styled food seamlessly come together to project not only an inspiring artful image, but also to highlight the beauty of nature most simply revealed. Elements such as a momentary wash of sunlight may stream through the window and through your drinking glass onto the front of the sandwich for a magical fleeting moment that we all seek but only rarely witness. Transmitted light passes through a wet sparkling lettuce leaf to show how the living fresh vegetable has been growing. The lighting directs the viewer’s eyes to the beginning of the story. Continuing to travel through the image, they seek hunger cues and rest on the secondary target elements. By that point, the viewer is hooked and the sale is complete." Much of the work seen online is now available as large dye sublimation metal prints. If you are not familiar with dye sublimation prints, they are a wonderful, new technology in which the photographic images are directly transferred, as a gas, into the aluminum. David’s work is the perfect use of this remarkable process resulting in stunning photography with vibrant color and David’s signature dimensional quality. For more information on purchasing prints, contact ClampArt Gallery: (646) 230-0020 email@example.com . For assignment contact Glasshouse Assignment: (212) 462-4538 firstname.lastname@example.org . Direct: David: (212) 929-4355 email@example.com .