David Larkins

A Bio by Ulrike Fischer
Starting out as a surf and scenic photographer in Hawaii, David moved into the realm of full time photography after a mild taste of success shooting music artists that reached national publications. His specific style and love for hard lighting in his photographs led to a natural crossover into the film world as a cinematographer and director of photography. Since the first published photograph in 2005, David has since given himself over entirely to the world of cinema and photography with a diverse range of work with broadcast credits as a Producer, Director, and Cinematographer.

As a working artist David travails to straddle the line between assignment work and his own personal work. Photo and video has taken David to shoot in over 25 major cities domestic and abroad. Davids strength as a filmmaker and photographer is in the diversity of projects that he has worked on and the key lead positions that he has filled. He can be found at any given time lighting a dramatic scene, directing celebrity, touring with artists, or sharing an intimate moment with a fellow human somewhere in the streets of the third world. It is this relentless pursuit to create and search for story that best summarizes his work ethic.

David has worked with multiple non-profit organizations and traveled extensively throughout the third world where he is working on creative ways to use the camera to make an impact. For the last 3 years David has been continually shooting within Garbage Dumps throughout central america and with Gypsies throughout Bulgaria and Romania, both being turned into separate finished works in 2012. 2012 will also see the birth of “For the Kids, By the Kids“, a venture to teach basic filmmaking skills to children and young adults in the ‘third world’. The project was birthed and is being piloted in San Juan Del Sur – Nicaragua, with hopes to evolve beyond that countries borders.

Universal Music Group, Interscope and Atlantic Records, MTV, BET, Badboy Entertainment, Marriott Hotels, Best Buy, Rolling Stone, Spin Magazine, Vans Warped Tour, Hollister, Coldwell Banker, Flip! Video, E! News, Martin Guitars, Beats By Dre, Alternative Press, SXSW Film Festival, Joseph M. Petrick, Andrew Paul Bowser