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, Coca-Cola, Alaska Airlines, Shinola, Oppo, Coors and Ray-Ban to Rodarte, Levi’s, Nike, Adidas, Stella McCartney, Spotify, Converse, and Reebok. Similarly, David has collaborated with some of the most innovative performing artists in contemporary pop culture, among them Daft Punk, Giorgio Moroder, Kim Gordon, The Black Lips, Cat Power, Ryan Adams, Kendrick Lamar and the Kills. 

In 2016, Hat & Beard published his first monograph, Cerro Gordo, a collection of vivid, plaintive visions of Los Angeles. In 2018, David's work was featured in The California Sunday Magazine + 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. His work has been honored by Photo District News, Print Magazine, and the Art Directors Club. David is based in Los Angeles.