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Name  Harold Davis
Role  Photographer
Uncles  Jerome Davis

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Occupation  Photographer and Author
Parents  Virginia Whiteford Palmer, Martin Davis
Grandparents  Harry Davis, Helen Gotlieb
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Harold Davis (born 1953) is an American photographer and author.

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Early years

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Harold Davis was born in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of mathematician Martin Davis and fiber artist Virginia Davis, and grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. When he was five years old, his parents gave him a box camera and he fell in love with photography. Later, he became interested in painting and studied figurative and abstract painting at the Art Students League and Bennington College.

Early photography career

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After graduating, Davis opened a studio in New York City where he was part of the art scene in the 1980s, socializing with artists including Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Mark Kostabi, and Keith Haring. During this period Davis exhibited widely, including a one-person show at Arras Gallery on 57th Street in New York and an exhibit at the New York Historical Society. Davis supported himself largely with commercial photography assignments, specializing in photographing jewelry and architecture. Assignments took him across the Brooks Range in Northern Alaska on foot, to the environmental disaster at Love Canal, and above the World Trade Center Towers where he hung out the door of a helicopter by a strap to attain the photograph.

Writing career

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In the early 1990s Davis stopped photographing and painting. He began working as a software developer and writing books about technology. After marrying Phyllis Davis, an author and graphic designer, he left New York for a farm in Vermont and then moved to Berkeley, California. In 2004, he resumed photographing and began writing what would become more than fifteen bestselling books about digital photography focusing on creative techniques. Recent titles include Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis, Photographing Waterdrops: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis, both from Focal Press; and Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography, published by Amphoto Books. He coined the terms Multi-RAW and Hand-HDR in The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing.

Later photography career

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In 2004 Davis’ interest in photography was renewed when he found that he could combine his love of painting with his love of photography by starting with digital captures and using digital painting techniques to enhance his imagery. He has pioneered an HDR workflow from capture to print involving hand processing that leads to imagery that looks natural in addition to portraying the extraordinary detail possible with an extended tonal range. Davis was honored as a Moab Paper Printmaking Master for his meticulously crafted handmade prints. His images are widely collected and commissioned, and his popular workshops are often sold out.

Awards

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  • Black & White Spider Nominee Award, 2012
  • North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Showcase Award, 2011
  • World Gala Awards Storytelling Finalist award, 2011
  • North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Showcase Award, 2010
  • North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Judge's Choice Award, 2010
  • International Aperture Awards, 2009, two bronze medals
  • North American Butterfly Association art award, 2009
  • North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Showcase Award, 2009
  • International Aperture Awards 2008, two silver medals

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    References

    Harold Davis (photographer) Wikipedia


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