Photographer Dave Bazzel is the son of an artist, an art teacher, a renaissance man really. Although being exposed to a wide range of media at a young age, Dave took the “specialist” road and was quite successful in photography at any early age. As a teen, Dave excelled in photojournalism and won three first place awards at the nationally recognized Columbia Scholastic Press Review for his work as editor-in-chief and photographer.
Having laid the camera down for a time to raise a family and pursue other career goals, Dave is now building a compelling portfolio of mainly classic landscapes and seascapes in both color and black and white infrared film. Many of his pieces, one could say, evoke visual and technical inspiration. But as Dave would be quick to point out, there is always room for improvement. As was the case earlier in his life, he is quickly making his mark by exhibiting in some of the top fine arts festivals in the northeast United States. He is currently also carefully expanding his presence in various art and photography galleries.
Dave says, “I’ve told my children as they’ve gotten older to pursue something that you truly love. Those things that you love you will develop and learn with a heart motive, and as a result will be ultimately successful. Photography for me is the singular thing I excelled at. My eyes saw and my mind comprehended. I believe it is a special gift from God to me, for which I am very grateful. As I age and look back at my life’s work and the level of success the public ascribes to it, I will be at peace because, occupationally speaking, I am home.”
Dave has used a Pentax medium-format camera and Fuji slide film for some images and currently uses Fuji digital cameras. He prints to traditional Fuji photographic paper. His unique method employs digital darkroom techniques in the middle of the process and traditional products at the end. Every image Dave produces is taken on a tripod. Each is treated with extreme attention to detail and care every step along the way. All color and black and white images are available in four sizes and are matted on acid-free archival matting. Framed images are also available.