DAVID PAUL SCHMIT BIO

DAVID PAUL SCHMIT
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DAVID PAUL SCHMIT

 
David has helped build the look for iconic companies like Target, Dairy Queen and Room & Board for over two decades. His unique style of photography has been used in editorial, packaging, catalog and online advertising for organizations that include start-ups to well established brand names. His approach to his work mimics his approach to life... work hard and have fun along the way.

ARBY’S

ARTFUL LIVING

DAIRY QUEEN

ORIGIN FOODS

PRESIDENT CHEESE

ROOM & BOARD

SCHWAN’S

TARGET

"I love working with David because he not only brings his best every time, he is a great collaborator. His lighting is beautiful along with his great creative eye, make working with him always a pleasure." - Heather Bahr, Art Director, Target

"We have worked together for over 15 years with more jobs in the near future. David brings a lot of talent to our shoots here at Room & Board; a good eye for composition whether he’s shooting a full room of furniture or small table top items.  His lighting is above and beyond many of his peers and has an innate knowledge for keeping it looking natural without sacrificing the details of our product.  It’s always a pleasure to have him here in our studio, his sense of humor and easy personality are well balanced with a strong work ethic." - Nancy Stancati, Photo Creative Director, Room & Board

“David has a perspective all his own. A bonafide photographer with the eye of an art director and instinct of a stylist, he layers in authenticity and storytelling to every project. I feel comfortable giving him the freedom to explore any shot, content in knowing it’ll be worthwhile in the end. Fortunately, he understands the underlying objectives and practices restraint when needed. Don’t let his discreet demeanor fool you either, there’s an auteur under there.” - Rich Higgins, Senior Art Director + Designer, TSG

"Dave is the most talented, versatile photographer I have had the pleasure of working with. He has the ability to flawlessly light anything from a simple eComm product shot, to tabletop and food, then turn around and light a room set in-studio or architectural interiors on location and produce gorgeous photography for lifestyle editorials. Dave’s lighting and composition has the ability to tell a story and sell a mood, he is by nature and practice a fine artist as well as a technically proficient photographer, his creative vision, collaborative spirit are a welcome addition to any project and crew." – Jessica Meihack, Art Director of Photography, Talbot’s

“There are plenty of photographers out there; but few are true creative-partners. David’s shining attribute lays not necessarily between F-stops; rather, between his discerning ears.  He truly listens to the creative-vision. Perceptively collaborates and gloriously delivers the story. Additionally, his crew compliments his affable-nature yet subscribes to nothing less than professional-excellence.” - Cuc Oetting, Principal and Creative Director, Milkbon Creative