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Meet David
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Meet the Artist David Hoptman

David was born and raised in Detroit, MI.  He studied science and liberal arts at Oakland University before moving onto College For Creative Studies where he majored in Photography with a minor in Printmaking. David has been an artist and commercial photographer for more than thirty years with clients ranging from Architectural Digest to main-stream publications like Travel and Leisure, Elle, Art in America, Cowboys and Indians Magazine, Sotheby’s, Southwest Airlines, etc. David has also been a photo-educator teaching at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Lorenzo di Medici in Florence, Italy, as well as numerous photo workshops both nationally and internationally. David is a Fine Art and Commercial photographer.


Commercial Focus: Architecture/Interiors/Environmental Portraiture/Still Life/Product Photography.


Artist Statement

My impetus for making art is to explore the mystery and magic of the creative process as a tool and challenge to better understand who I am and my relationship to the world around me. My motivation is to translate and share my experiential relationship with the viewer through the language of light, form, and texture. My goal is to create visual metaphors much like a poet uses the written language. Beyond aesthetic considerations such as color, value, and composition what I strive to reveal through my artistic endeavors is the quintessential nature of the subject at hand.

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Fine Art Print Sale:



All images are signed and printed on archival fine art papers.



Valuable photography lesson!

2-Hour Photography Lessons While Touring Downtown Santa Fe

David is a professional photographer that few people would have the opportunity to learn from in their lifetime. Anyone interested in photography should take advantage of this very valuable two hours.

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Contact David Hoptman

Leave a message for information regarding:

artwork licensing, purchases, commissions, custom work, photoshoots, public speaking events, private lessons, educational facility visits, promotional work, and/or collaborations.


Scholarships: Please contact me by email to set up an interview. Choose 10 of your favorite images for me to see, and let's talk about your interest in photography.

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