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David Drew

David Drew

Wichita, KS

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I was raised with a deep respect and appreciation for both art and music. My parents instilled, supported, and nurtured both disciplines in me. During my formative years our family were frequent visitors to the Birger Sandzen Gallery in Lindsborg, Kansas. Sandzen, a Swedish immigrant, settled in Lindsborg, worked, taught and became an integral part of the Lindsborg/Bethany College community. If you visit the gallery, you will find huge canvases of bold impressionistic renderings of the massive landscape of the American West. These paintings, when viewed from a distance, capture not only the natural beauty of the land, but also the essence of the American West experience. Sandzen first visited the Rocky Mountains in 1908. It was this visit that captured his imagination and sparked his enthusiasm for the grand landscape.

I have loved the Rocky Mountains since my first visit too, although I was four years old at the time. I was captivated by the same enthusiasm that Sandzen must have felt. Since age four I have broadened my appreciation to encompass what can best be called the American West; the Rocky Mountains, the Great Plains, the Desert Southwest, the Oregon High Desert, the iconic vastness.

Much of this landscape has changed dramatically since 1908. Some of the land has been protected from development and remains much the same, but much has also been developed and most lands will have many, many times the number of visitors who might have been there sometime in 1908. I seek to create images with modern photographic equipment that might have been taken early in the 20th Century. In addition, I seek to find photo opportunities that share much the same bold palette of colors that Sandzen used to render his artistic vision of the land. Although I seek my own vision as an artist, it is certainly true that Sandzen has been a major influence.

As an artist working in photography my goal is to produce photographs that are both technically excellent and a visually pleasing rendering of my artistic vision. In the end a photograph isnít a portrayal of what you, either the photographer or the viewer see, itís an expression of what you feel. I hope my photographs accomplish this for you and I hope you enjoy them. Thank you very much for your interest.

David J. Drew
Somewhere North of the Arkansas and South of the Platte

©David J. Drew. All photographs are the exclusive intellectual property of David J. Drew and are protected under United States copyright law and the Berne International Copyright Convention.

 

Mature Alaska Yukon Bull Moose by David Drew

 

Mature Bison Bull 0703-2 by David Drew

 

Herd Bull in the Fog 0573 by David Drew

 

Herd Bull Silhouette 0597 by David Drew

 

Herd Bull Silhouette 0562 by David Drew

 

Herd Bull in the Fog 0676 by David Drew

 

Herd Bull Foggy Morning 0576 by David Drew

 

Bison Bull 0734 by David Drew

 

Foggy Bachelor Group 0653 by David Drew

 

Elk Bull at Sunrise 0560 by David Drew

 

Dominant Bison Bull 0755 by David Drew

 

Alert Herd Bull 0577 by David Drew

 

Alert Herd Bull 0583 by David Drew

 

Young Bison Portrait by David Drew

 

Bison Bull facing the Wind by David Drew

 

Bull Elk on the Ridge at Sunrise by David Drew

 

Mature Bison Bull by David Drew

 

Two Bull Elk at Dawn by David Drew

 

Bull Elk at Dawn 0569 by David Drew

 

Plains Bison Bull Portait by David Drew

 

Maxwell Foggy Panorama by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Chase Lake Pano by David Drew

 

Sunflowers near Coronado Heights by David Drew

 

Be still Psalm Forty Six by David Drew

 

Flint Hills Landscape Panorama by David Drew

 

Black Maned Lion 485 by David Drew

 

Black Maned Lion 440 by David Drew

 

Black Maned Lion 437 by David Drew

 

Black Maned Lion 412 by David Drew

 

Black Maned Lion 404 by David Drew

 

Black Maned Lion 383 by David Drew

 

Black Maned Lion Squinting into the Wind 367 by David Drew

 

Black Maned Lion 364 by David Drew

 

Black Maned Lion 353 by David Drew

 

Black Maned Lion 356 by David Drew

 

Black Maned Lion 346 by David Drew

 

Black Maned Lion Gazing Left by David Drew

 

Black Maned Lion Walking by David Drew

 

African Lioness by David Drew

 

Black Maned Lion Drinking 2 by David Drew

 

Black Maned Lion Drinking by David Drew

 

Holly in Snow by David Drew

 

Squirrel in Hollow Tree by David Drew

 

Lion in Zimbabwe by David Drew

 

Red-Phase Eastern Screech Owl Horizontal by David Drew

 

Barred Owl Vertical by David Drew

 

Oribi Gorge South Africa by David Drew

 

Tiny Red Blossoms by David Drew