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Photography is a new practice and passion for me. It lets me witness the world with close attention, and to report on and shape that experience. Natural objects in natural light, abstracted by interpretation. See my frequent photo posts on Facebook.

I attended Rhode Island School of Design in the 1970s (overlapping with Talking Heads, who were at that time The Artistics). After graduating with honors in 1976 I went to New York City, where for ten years I supported myself and my music-making by working as a graphic designer and illustrator. I’ve always felt that my RISD training was very important — as useful in my non-visual work in music and radio as in my visual work. It was at RISD that I learned to work with a medium, investigate its attributes, and refine and revise my interaction with the medium to discover the essence of an idea. I’ve made paintings, drawings, prints, weavings, ceramic sculptures, comics, and more. In the last couple years I’ve been getting into photography. Here are just a few examples.

icicles photo by david garland
icicles photo by david garland
icicles photo by david garland
icicles photo by david garland
icicles photo by david garland
flowers photo by david garland
constructed photo with wood by david garland
constructed photo with wood by david garland
constructed photo with wood by david garland
constructed photo with wood by david garland
album cover illustration by david garland
album cover illustration by david garland
mask by david garland
illustration by david garland
illustration by david garland