David Black is a photographer, director, and fine artist known for work that is painterly, atmospheric, and at times enticingly mysterious. His compositions often surprise or contain tension, and the emotional content is always undeniable. David’s vision as an artist has inspired top brands to commission him for multiplatform campaigns, a lengthy list that spans everyone from Apple, Google, Netflix, A&E, Coca-Cola, Alaska Airlines, Shinola, Oppo, Coors and Ray-Ban to Longines, Rodarte, Levi’s, Nike, Adidas, Stella McCartney, Spotify, Converse, and Reebok. He has directed commercials for brands like Peloton and directed music-video collaborations such as the Black Lips x Gucci. David has also worked with some of the most innovative performing artists in contemporary pop culture, among them Daft Punk, Giorgio Moroder, Kim Gordon, Cat Power, Kendrick Lamar, and the Kills and is a frequent collaborator with Light in the Attic Records. 

In 2016, Hat & Beard Press published David’s first monograph, Cerro Gordo, a collection of vivid, plaintive visions of Los Angeles. The Lodge gallery exhibited the work the following year, an official exhibition of the Month of Photography Los Angeles curated by Audrey Landreth. In 2018, his work was featured in The California Sunday Magazine and Aperture Foundation's collective issue and exhibition entitled “At Home: In the American West,” and in 2019, Hat & Beard published his second book, The Days Change at Night. The third book in his trilogy, Candy Mountain, was published in May 2022. David’s work has been honored by Photo District News, Print Magazine, and the Art Directors Club and has been exhibited internationally. He is based in Los Angeles.