David attended the University of Georgia where he majored in Telecommunication Arts and minored in Film Studies. At school he was fortunate enough to work on numerous projects both in and out of school. While finishing his degree, he also took part in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and mtvU's Oscars Correspondent Contest and attended the 83rd Oscars as a guest of the Academy and mtvU.
After graduation, David moved to Atlanta where he took advantage of the quickly growing film industry (thanks tax credits). Through hard work and more than a little luck, he found his break coloring Janelle Monáe's Q.U.E.E.N. ft Erykah Badu (directed by Alan Ferguson) which went on to win a VMA that year. Since then he's worked with Solange, Purity Ring, Trey Songz, Diplo, Baauer, Jeezy, Meek Mill, Raury, Mastodon, Rick Ross, R. Kelly, TI, K Michelle, Timbaland, Young Thug, Gucci, ScHoolboy Q, Vince Staples, Jidenna, Kid Ink, Wale, YG, and many, many more.
In the narrative space, David has had endless fun projects from television, to shorts, to narrative features, to feature documentaries. In particular, he counts himself extremely lucky to have had a hand in creating the viral sensation Too Many Cooks. His relationship with Adult Swim led to collaboration on a special live action/stop motion Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode and ultimately the color for season 2 and 3 of Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell. Longer form projects have been exhibited at numerous festivals around the world including winning the narrative feature jury award at SXSW '16 (The Arbalest) and the International Cinematographer's Guild (ICG) and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Emerging Cinematographer Awards (Saerto Ena directed by Nikoloz Kevkhishvili and shot by Sidarth Kantamneni).
David has also done many commercial and industrial projects from the new state of Georgia tourism campaign to national ads for brands like Google, Apple, Adidas, Samsung, Crayola, Olympus, Hasbro, Disney, Coke, the PGA, MLS, Logitech, and many more.
Late in 2015, David relocated from Atlanta to New York City where he continues to work on numerous exciting projects.
In his spare time, he can be found either shooting still photography, reading radical literature, or risking his life in unexplored caves.