David Linnig has always had great appreciation for the beauty of the natural world and a strong desire to share his perception of that beauty with others. In 1998 after pursuing a successful career in the business world, he made a mid-life commitment to a second career in fine art photography. He continues to hone his gifted eye for the play of light, shadow, transparency, and reflection in both film and digital media.
David’s independent spirit and unique vision lead him to find the beauty in commonplace details of the natural and man-made world. His compositions are often very graphic, simple and frequently involve specific textures. In addition to his intimate landscapes, he is an especially skilled master of natural abstracts – abstract-appearing photographs made wholly in-camera. All of David’s work illustrates his artistic passion, his keen eye for beauty, and his deep commitment to natural truths.
Recent and Regular Exhibitions:
Northwest Cultural Council, Illinois – Through the Looking Glass, July-August 2008
Balboa Island ArtWalk, May 2008, 2009
Disneyland, CA: Featured Artist at “Dream, Imagine, Create” September 2007
ArtExpo Las Vegas NV, September 2007
36th Annual National Juried Exhibit, Palm Springs Art Museum, Spring 2005
Art-A-Fair Festival, Laguna Beach, CA, ten consecutive summers 1999-2009
Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Beach, CA, 2006-2007, 2009
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, October 2005, 1999-2004
How Original Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, 2001-2004; Featured Artist, June 2001 & April 2004
â€¦ and many others
Publications: Outdoor Photographer, March 2006; Artella [magazine], January 2006 cover photo, plus August 2004, May 2004, January 2004, September 2003; Malibu Times, March/April 2005; Laguna Beach Independent, June 2007, April 2006, March, April and May, 2003; Artist Series Calendar 2003, Marshfield, Wisconsin; Popular Photography’s Digital Imaging Guide, February 2002; Santa Fe Workshops website, 2002 to present; Santa Fe Workshops Brochure 2002; Explore the Universe 2000, January 2000; Astronomy [magazine], August 1999; and many others.
Awards: Images of Dana Point, 1st Place, May 2008; Anaheim Art Association 42nd Annual Open, 2nd place, 2006; Palm Springs Art Museum, 36th Annual National Exhibit, Artistic Achievement Award, 2005; Desert Festival of the Arts, First in Show, April 2004; Huntington Beach Arts Festival, First in Show, October 2003; A Celebration of the Arts, Mission Viejo CA, First in Show, June 2003; Echoes & Visions, Laguna Niguel CA, Honorable Mention, October 2002; and others
Photography Classes and Workshops: David teaches photography classes and conducts photographic workshops in Orange County and in field locations in other areas of California.