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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.

 

DDP DJD Continental Radial Engine by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Boeing Stearman Kaydet Trainer by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Kansas Orchids by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Texas Horned Lizard by David Drew

 

Foggy Flint Hills Dawn 4177 by David Drew

 

Foggy Flint Hills Dawn by David Drew

 

Foggy Dawn in the Flint Hills by David Drew

 

World War II C-47 Transport Aircraft by David Drew

 

Radial Engine by David Drew

 

B-25 God and Country Nose Art by David Drew

 

B-25 God and Country by David Drew

 

Bison Cow and Calf 1977 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Bull Elk Group Silhouette 1682 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Bison Cow 1951 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Bison Cow 1947 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Bull Elk 1894 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Bull Elk 1888 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Elk and bison bulls 1828 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Bison Bull 1885 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Bison with steaming breath 2907 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Elk and Bison Bulls Silhouette 1766 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Bison Bull 1872 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Maxwell Bison playing Rut 2003 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Great Egret 001 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Spruce Seedling 16 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Musk Ox Bull 117 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Musk Ox Bull 136 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Snowshoe Hare 98 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Snowshoe Hare 98 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Snowshoe Hare 85 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Snowshoe Hare 84 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Snowshoe Hare 82 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Snowshoe Hare 67 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Longs Peak Pano by David Drew

 

DDP DJD B and W 1880's Cabin Ruins in Montana 3 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD 1880's Cabin Ruins in Montana 3 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD B and W 1880s Log Cabin Ruins Montana 2 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD 1880s Log Cabin Ruins Montana 2 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD B and W 1880s Log Cabin Ruins Montana 1 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD 1880s Montana Cabin Remains 1 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Maxwell Bison Herd Bull 1594 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Bison Herd Bull 1599 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Bison Calf 1508 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Young Bison Cow 1502 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Bison Cow Afternoon Sunlight 1533 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Bison Cow 1547 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Maxwell Herd Bull 1563 by David Drew

 

DDP DJD Fall Maple Leaves on the Rocks 1654 by David Drew