As the world of nature cedes to the world of development, the landscapes I photograph become the urban landscape. Urban Landscape Photography is more about the city itself than the people in it. It speaks about the way we live – it’s about people’s impact on the environment, rather than the people themselves.
These photographs highlight interactions between the natural and human-built environments. The urban environment often constrains nature within incongruous constructs that have nothing to do with it, or that actively conflict with nature.
My photography is more interested in what happens in and around a building and how it interacts with the world than the architecture of the building itself. My images capture visual diversity and juxtapositions in order to give a different perspective on a space and to invite us to look at it deeply. I take mundane places and show how extraordinary they can be.
David Whitney is a New England native who has photographed extensively in the region. His early work in natural landscape photography moved to a focus on landscapes in the urban environment. In recent years he has expanded into urban portraits and street photography, frequently in black and white.
Whitney was educated at Princeton University, the University of Illinois, and MIT. He has studied photography extensively at NESOP (New England School of Photography) in Boston. He is a member of the Newburyport Art Association and the Griffin Museum of Photography.
Whitney’s work has been exhibited at numerous juried shows at the Concord Art Association, the Essex Art Center and the Newburyport Art Association, where he also had a solo exhibit as a featured artist. He currently has work on display in a juried exhibition at the 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles.
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