Two Creative Birds Endless List of Photographers that Inspire: David Geffin

Day 31: David Geffin

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Story-Teller. Some story tellers write, some paint , some shoot videos, and some shoot stills. Dave Geffin of Geffin Media is committed to an open relationship with several genres of visual art, and although happily married, when it comes to creating imagery, Dave is shamelessly promiscuous amongst various visual tools. Video, stills, audio, street art, behind the scenes, and photojournalism are part of his never ending arsenal that accompany writing and his thirst for life. Dave writes for fstoppers, a very awesome visual media resource, and currently resides in NYC where high fashion, commercial, editorial, & runway photography rein king. And Dave embraces the spirit of NY Fashion by helping communicate it’s reputation with searingly vivid images.


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 Dave’s films are just as entertaining as watching him shoot them, lifting his monopod to a birds eye view, or using the bottom of the monopod as an anchor for interesting motion shots. And the guy can edit. I’ve tried watching his videos with the intention of keeping tabs on the techniques but end up getting hooked into the harmony of the production. Serious right? If you’ve ever get the opportunity to meet David, you’ll find that he’s seriously funny. Don’t you love when awesome artists are approachable, accessible, and their passion for art preserved?
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My ears ring when I hear about the vitality of finding your niche and not deviating from it. Maybe there’s merit from a business perspective, but when you’re a visual story teller like David Geffin everything you take is going to mean something to somebody.

OK Let’s jump genres and talk photo journalism for a second. As much as I’m inspired by his his commercial, editorial, and behind the scenes video/still fusion, his photos from his still images from his world travels are ….well, let’s let the images do theire thing.


David Geffin peers into the view finder only after he’s found the story. And whether he’s clicking the shutter or pressing record, I’m inspired by his images. One image alone cannot represent his wide spectrum of photography but each give insight into Dave as a person.
They’s not just killer images, they’re all amazing stories.
There’s one more thing that inspires me about Dave and that’s his profound respect for others and their work. For me, there’s nothing more important than that.
Go Like his work on Facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest, and  fstoppers, and if anyone from NYC is asking for a seriously awesome photographer, videographer, or writer, well  now you can recommend one they’ll thank you for.
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Who Inspires You? We want to feature artists that you love too!

If you have a photographer that blows you away, send us an email at


1. Name and links to find the artist.

2. Links you would like us to promote about you so that we can give you credit for finding the artist.

3. Any information you want us to include about why you are inspired by this artist.  (You don’t have to include this, but it may mean a lot to that photographer to know why you thought of them!

The spirit of this project is about being inspired by others and sharing that with the world. So please don’t nominate yourself!  You can always have someone else nominate you if you think you should be on our Photographers that Inspire list! 


You can view the original list of  31 Days of Photographers that Inspire! And keep up with our endless list by visiting our Photographers that Inspire table of contents. 

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