Growing up in a small rural town with the Mississippi River at the front door and the swamps of Lac Des Allemands out back, photography has been part of a natural progression from fishing, hunting and exploring as a youngster. All of my work since 2004 is by digital capture and I feel that modern tools give an incredible amount of freedom at every stage of the photographic process to shape an image to a form that more closely represents the spirit that inhabits the land and waters of our home.
Even though I enjoy traveling to take in the beauty of other parts of our world, I feel that meaningful images are created in a place intimately known. For me, that place is South Louisiana. It is my hope that once people become aware of the intrinsic value of our dwindling wild spaces they will become more inclined to help preserve them for future generations.
I invite you to view my work at www.davidchauvin.com.
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