David Urbanke

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One of the Five Things I was recommended to research this was the New York photographer David Urbanke. I must admit that I had not heard of David before and knew nothing about his work.

David was just 16-years-old when headed to NYC in pursuit of his budding photography career. Shortly after, ABC News heard of David’s talent, and he began landing major jobs for publications and clients including Ford Models, Flaunt Magazine, Vogue.com, Bullett, Marc Jacobs Intl, Tumblr, Ones2Watch, AnOther, and more.

David has captured some of today’s most in-demand models in stunning portraits. His portraits are intimate and to me seem as if they a special personal look at the inner persona. I love the Beauty tab on his website and way it reveals the exquisite photographs a few at a time. They are full head shots of such a diverse range of women but what I feel they have in common is natural simplicity that makes them so sophisticated.

In addition, David works tirelessly at New York Fashion Weeks, capturing impressive runway photography for Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Anna Sui, Rochambeau, Patrik Ervell, Peter Som and Marc Jacobs, among other designers.

Urbanke makes very effective use of his Instagram and blog, taking his followers on his journey with him. Therefore I feel he has established the same an intimate relation with his followers as he does with his subjects.

I especially liked a comment he made in a 2016 interview, “Setting up and composing, directing, all of that is so stressful. So I think having a great support system around you, whether it’s family or friends, is so important.”

This is so very true!


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