HAC Member Since: 2007
I am a full-time travel photographer based in Arcata, a small coastal town in the redwoods of northern California.My goal is to make artistic images of exotic locations that stir wanderlust or provide escape. I strive to make the photographs so realistic and compelling that you can imagine yourself in that spot, watching and listening as the day passes.You can be there whenever you choose to, through photographs on your walls. You will get a sense of the culture and spirit of the people who love that place. Landscapes and architecture have equal emphasis. I also have a professional background in science and map-making so location and detail are very important. I focus on a sense of place.I am a member of the Humboldt Arts Council and the Redwood Art Association where I exhibit regularly and have received awards in juried exhibitions. I was very fortunate to have my photographs selected as Best of Show at the Bend (Oregon) Summerfest in 2010 (>150 artists). I have had numerous solo exhibitions.My wife and I have met many kind people in our travels. I try to give you views from the perspective of a visitor who enjoys new places and new people, and who respects the culture and traditions of his hosts. These photographs are glimpses of some of the things that I have learned while traveling. And learning is an important part of traveling. I work to portray our shared humanity and shared values.You will see extreme mountain landscapes, iconic city views, famous landmarks, tiny villages, quiet countrysides, and ancient architecture.I have a full service online gallery at: http://davidhowell.imagekind.comYou can learn more about my photography at my website: http://www.earthmapphoto.comI also have a *Travel Photography Blog*. This is for your entertainment and travel escape. It is not primarily about me. It is about the photographs, with brief stories about the places, the people, or the experiences of making the featured photographs: http://www.earthmapphoto.com/blogYou can find out about my activities at my facebook Artist page: David Howell Travel Photography and Map Services - Earth Map PhotoIt would make me very proud to have a photograph on your wall. I hope that one day you find one of my photographs that will help you remember a favorite place, or provide a pleasurable escape that stimulates your imagination. A lot of planning and long days in the field go into each photograph. The next time you come across one of my photographs in an exhibition, please pause for a moment or two and let your imagination take you there. It would be fulfilling for me to find you standing there smiling!