As I See It, by Dave Black, offers a remarkable, whirlwind adventure around the globe. The carefully composed and finely crafted images offer clear testimony that Dave is no stranger to either travel or photography. As a renowned percussionist by trade and passion, he reinforces the intimate relationship between music and photography.
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Percussionist / Composer Dave Black received his Bachelor of Music in percussion performance from California State University, Northridge. He has traveled around the world, performing and recording with a wide variety of well-known entertainers and shows. A prolific composer and arranger, Mr. Black has had more than 60 of his compositions and arrangements published by most of the major music publishers, and many have been recorded. He has been the recipient of many awards and commissions, including 26 consecutive ASCAP Popular Composer Awards and two Grammy participation / nomination certificates. In addition, many of his compositions have been used as a source / background music on numerous TV shows and movies, including Drumline. Mr. Black is the co-author of several national and international best-selling books. He has written countless articles, book and concert reviews for most of the major music magazines and has been a featured subject in many of them. In addition, many of his photographs have been used in a variety of music publications.Review:
Recently, I composed a piece based on the great photographic images of Ansel Adams. He, too, was a musician and discovered a similarity of concept in photography. A composer thinks in terms of tonal contrast, harmony, and form. Igor Stravinsky once said, "The faculty of creating is never given by itself. It is goes hand-in-hand with the life of observation." Through his photographs, Dave Black invites us to observe the world through his artistic, selective eye. A single image can evoke memories and emotions, proving once more the truth in the old adage, 'A picture is worth a thousand words.' --Dave Brubeck (Jazz Legend, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Recipient, 2009 Kennedy Center Honoree)
As I See It is a harmonious collection of vivid travel photography by talented photographer Dave Black, whose professional career as a musician and composer has taken him to many of the Earth's most exciting destinations. Enjoy the diversity of our world through this collection of colorful glimpses into foreign cultures and exotic lands. --Elizabeth Carmel (Hasselblad Master Photographer Award Winner)
These photographs by Mr. Black convey much more than mere visual descriptions. They bring the true essence of special and beautiful places directly to the viewer, as if being there in person. Highly recommended! --John Wimberley (Renowned American Landscape Photographer)
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