David Lorenz Winston is an award winning photographer, internationally recognized for his nature photography. He is particularly well known for "Solitude," an image of a zigzag fence and tree taken after a fresh coat of snow in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To date, more than 400,000 imprints of this quietly tranquil image have been published.
From 2004 to 2017 David lived and worked in Southern Oregon where he was surrounded by magnificent landscapes, which his work joyfully reflects. Since 2017 David has been living and photographing local life at Lakeside along Lake Chapala in Mexico. His work from Lakeside portrays the heartbeat of life in the villages along Lake Chapala in quiet and inspired ways.
David publishes The Winston Eye, a weekly photoletter featuring his latest work. To subscribe (free), click here and enter "Subscribe" in the subject line.
To see an interview of David showing and speaking about his work, click here.
One on One: David is available for one on one critiquing sessions. More information here.
My imagery is about discovery. It takes me to places I have never been, places that free me from the pressures of a clock driven world, places that heal. I'm most excited when in tune with the underlying flow and energy of the ordinary. I seek to reveal the essence of a moment or place gone unnoticed. I love showing things in new ways, using the elements of surprise, mystery and playfulness, fused with design and movement.
"Your fotos were the last things I saw before turning out the light last night. I was lying there thinking that your work is an invitation to amazement and wonder. An endless celebration of life. The most exquisite visual hors d’ouvres. Schools and hospitals and prisons and seminaries and summit conferences could be transformed by your foto slide shows projected on walls. You are a true bringer of awe and joy."
• Georgia King
"With photography, it is hardest to see in color. color, in all its blatant and glorious gaudiness, takes over vision, and the chiaroscuros of light and dark in all the luscious subtleties found within-and-between are not seen, and therefore not expressed in the photograph. Winston’s work is the synergy between color vision and black-and-white vision—color, form, and the infinite gradations of light. beautiful."
• Christi Newhall, Aritst
"You serve the world in a very powerful way, even those who do not see your work...you have staked a place in the sand and say every time you send an image...Beauty is powerful"
• Catherine Jansen, Photographer
"Facade Remains" is amazing! I just went through many galleries in New York and there wasn't one photograph that lived up to this one!
• Dan Mish, Artist
"Not another "nature photographer" or simply mimesis here. David has an "eye" yes, but mindfulness
too. His photos are visual haiku. They open and empty and change us. David is a gift to all of us."
• Robert Beckmann, Artist and Muralist
As your images so often grace my email and inspire the eyes of my metaphorical soul, I am amazed at how deeply you see things. The world immediately around us here in The Rogue Valley comes alive and makes me almost look through your photographic eyes to the foundations, atomic basics, of natural reality. Your work draws me in as so few other mediums do. You give the world a special vision that draws the self into the marrow of inner space, as well as how we see ourselves through the beauty of nature outwardly. You seem to exist for doing what you do.
• Jim Thompson, Artist.
"You never cease to amaze me. Your work is consistently brilliant."
• John Davis, Davis and Cline Gallery
"I am overwhelmed by your design sensibilities and sensitivity. Simply beautiful images!"
• Michael Gibson, Artist
"Your images are so exact, so weightless, so crystalline, like a perfectly executed grand jete."
• Lora McKenna, University of the Arts, Philadelphia
"I am rarely so thrilled with a body of work that I find myself seeking out the opportunities
to see it again and again." • Linda Griffith, Photographer, Playwright
"These images blew me away. I believe that they are about time and anticipation and mystery."
• Ian Summers, Creativity Coach
"Your range of talent is awesome. Your images are evocative, unique and captivating."
• Joan Franklin, Artist
"I truly love your work. There is something intensely intimate about these images. You have a direct
connection to your subject. Amazing."
• Virginia Nicolaou
"Thank you a billion times over for letting us all take a bite of your hard work and incredible talent!
I look forward to your travels further down the road! The Winston Eye is forever finding joy for those
lucky enough to share in its experience!"
• Nancy Cable
Ajijic Society of The Arts, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico 2020
Ajijic Society of The Arts, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico 2019
The Photo Review International Competition, Langhorne, PA 2018
FotoSeptiembre, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico 2018
Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon 2010-2017
Hanson Howard Gallery, Ashland, OR - November, 2015
Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, OR, September 30, - November 14, 2014
Governor's Office Program, Salem, OR, February 22, - May 8, 2013
Rogue Gallery, Medford, OR, February 17 - March 23, 2012
Liberty Arts Gallery, Yreka, CA, May 20 - June 17, 2011
Portland Airport, Concourse A, Portland, OR thru September 13, 2010
Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland OR May 2010
Illahe Gallery, Ashland, OR, May, 2010
Bohemia Gallery, Ashland, OR, November, 2009
Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR, Oct. 10 - Dec. 1, 2007
Sycamore Fine Arts, Goshen, IN, April, 2007
Davis and Cline Gallery, Ashland, OR, November, 2006
The Art of Digital, San Diego, CA, October, 2006
High Desert Museum, Bend, OR 2006
Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA 2006
Rogue Gallery, Medford, OR, 2004
Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA 2004
Boulder Art Alliance, Boulder, CO 2004
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA 2004
Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ 1999-2004
DaVinci Arts Alliance, Philadelphia, PA 2003
Galleryprint.com, online gallery, 2002
Hahn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2001
Las Quinta Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM, 2001
Giving Gallery, Huntingdon Valley, PA, 2001
Galleryprint, Stillwater, Minnesota, 2001
Hahn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2000
Digitalartmuseum, online gallery, December, 2000
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA, 2000
American College, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1999-2000
Hahn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1999
Gourley's, Philadelphia, PA, 1997
North Star, Philadelphia, PA, 1995
Moore College of Art, Philadephia, PA, 1993
The Photo Review International Competition, Langhorne, PA 1985
Delaware County Community College, Media, PA, 1984
Ten Philadelphia Area Artists, Villanova, PA, 1984
Artist's Equity Triennial, Philadelphia, PA, 1981 and 1984
Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA, 1982
The Philadelphia Art Show, Philadelphia, PA, 1982
Carnegie Institute, Natural World Competition, Pitts, PA, 1982
Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, FL, 1980
Catskill Art Society, Hurleyville, NY, 1980
John Wanamaker Fine Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1980
Johnson & Johnson
Curtis Financial Group
Parente Randolph Limited
University of Pennsylvania
Temple University Hospital
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
First place, Ajijic Society of The Arts, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico 2019
Artist in Residence at Willapa Bay AiR, Oysterville, WA, August 1-28, 2014
Haines Philanthropic Foundation Grant recipient, July 2014
Jurors Award, Rogue Gallery, Medford, OR 2011
Artist in Residence at Crater Lake National Park, October 1-15, 2010
Purchase Award, All About Agriculture, Corvallis, OR 2009
Honorable Mention, The Art of Digital, San Diego, CA 2006
Cooperative Ext. Award, All About Agriculture, OSU, Corvallis, OR 2006
Jurors Award, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ 2004
Best of Show, Phillips Mill, New Hope, PA, 2001
Prudential Foundation Award, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ, 2001
Berry and Homer Digital Photog. Award, Philadelphia Sketch Club, 2000
Third Place, Natural World Photo Competition, Pittsburgh, PA, 1982