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David Papazian

David was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, and at 18, toured Europe taking snapshots throughout his travels. His father, who worked for The San Francisco Examiner, saw his photography from his first trip and bought him a better camera for his next summer abroad. After earning a photography degree from the historic Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif., David has a successful studio shooting for the last 40 years. His work ranges in special interests, including editorial architecture, commercial lifestyles to product work for national clients.

With visual trends changing as often as the PNW weather, David is abreast on the latest lighting and composition techniques, and integrates them into his workflow to keep his style fresh and ever evolving. David's clients have relied on his ability to create work they knew they needed, and have been pleased with content that furthered their concepts. 

When David isn't shooting, you can find him traveling Europe, reeling in salmon in Alaska, creating fun ways to enjoy valuable family time, or on set as an extra in one of many motion pictures being filmed in Oregon.


Getty | Gray Magazine | Graymor Development | Hearst Corporation | House Beautiful | Jeld-Wen | LRS Architects | Luxe | Marriott | Microsoft | Nike | Oregon Home | Sunset Magazine | Time Magazine | Yahoo | Zillow 

"You are a really gifted photographer. Technology has changed, but your gift to capture the best of whatever an object has to offer is always amazing. Bless you and the gift you have been given to manage."
- Tom Gillihan, President | Sterling Communications 

"I've worked on feature stories with David for the last 10 years because he has a great eye and he gets that doing a daylong photo shoot in someone's home is a collaboration between my vision, my art director's vision, his vision and my homeowner's comfort level with the entire crew. Thanks to what David brings to the table - talent, experience, a fresh eye, an outgoing personality and an amazing work ethic - we always end up with excellent images. And I get home sooner than with some of my other photographers because David is super productive, too."
- Sheila De La Rosa, Editor | Oregon Home

"David's flexibility, ideas, experience and attention to detail has made each shoot we've done together a success. Most importlantly, David makes my clients happy and he makes my job easier."
- Doug Daniels, Art Director | CMD