Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category


Posted by David Walter Banks on November 28, 2014 in Documentary, Personal, Travel | 1 Comment

The older I get the more I realize how much I have to learn, yet the more my view on my own life seems to come into focus.

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A Fevered Dream

Soul searching pulled me West. Once here, the desert snuck in through the back door of the recesses of my mind, where imagination reins, subservient only to an unflinching curiosity.

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Austin Wilson

Posted by David Walter Banks on June 4, 2014 in Personal, Portraiture | No Comments

I never pass up the opportunity to talk highly about a talented friend or colleague, and I’m fortunate enough to be both with writer and director Austin Wilson.

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Escape to LA Pt. I: Cross Country

It’s a strange feeling to get in the car one morning, and leave your home, life, and everything you know behind.

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Escape to LA Pt. II: Landscape

Posted by David Walter Banks on January 10, 2014 in Documentary, Nature, Personal, Travel | 3 Comments

I am enamored by the natural world. I feed off of my surroundings, and I am drinking in the vast range of beauty out my front door in Southern California.

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Escape to LA Pt. III: Muse

As photographers, we are defined not just by our style, and who we are, but also by the subjects we choose.

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2013 Year in Review

I began looking for my best images of the year, but found that to be a doomed cause for on a different day I would certainly select a different stack of photographs.

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Gouls, Water, and Andy

I often treat photos of my friends and personal life as something akin to a long roll of film. I shoot a few, put it down, and don’t think about it till later.

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Back to the Future

Posted by David Walter Banks on December 2, 2013 in Documentary, Lifestyle, Personal, Portraiture | 4 Comments

After a long hiatus, since I sold my Hassleblad, mistakenly I might add, I’ve gone back to shooting medium format film.

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