David Valera

Profile200David Patrick Valera is a professional artist (photographer/digital-cinematographer/cameraman) based in Los Angeles. “I grew up in Silverlake, CA.” Not the Forbes Magazine hippest, hipster neighborhood where music and trends are churned out hourly, but the mid-city urban grit and grime it once was back in the 70’s-80’s.” A latch-key kid, David would jump on his BMX and ride down Sunset Blvd., slaloming around Hollywood street walkers, hair-bands, undesirables and families, through ethnic regions of Southern California. “Urban life is a part of my upbringing and I always wanted to document those unique, chance moments I came across during my neighborhood expeditions.”

David, currently, is an instructor at Otis College of Art and Design for street photography.  His personal projects concentrate on “Street Photography”, which he has exhibited in galleries across Los Angeles.  David has been interviewed and his photographs has been featured in Street Photography Magazine, LA Times SoCal Moments, Lenscratch, The Candid Frame Showcase, Optical Collimator and Art Photo Feature.

David’s creativity doesn’t stop there, with over 18 years of Academy winning and nominated film credits, he is currently an Artistic Supervisor/Head Cameraman at a major Hollywood Studio.

“I make photographs of life today to share tomorrow.” “Breathe Life, Visualize Emotion”


Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.davidvalera.com

Tumblr: http://davidvalera.tumblr.com/

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8dv8/

LensCulture: https://www.lensculture.com/david-patrick-valera

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