David Cea

We’re all on a journey in this life, and David has uncommonly good sense of where we need to go. David is oriented toward light, inviting us to experience who we are, right now, whether we feel lost or found. He somehow knows what we so often forget: there is beauty in it all. Awe and vulnerability, joy and surrender are in his photography because they are in his life. Through his photos, David captures rhythm like a musician and conveys meaning like a poet. Living in El Salvador in the years leading up to civil war, David has a trained eye for finding beauty in unexpected places. His use of light and dark in his compositions give an edgy, yet sacramental tone to his work: hinting at the transcendent in all things earthy.

You can find David in Washington DC and traveling documenting people and their special events, usually he is spending really good and simple moments with family, contemplating nature, laughing with friends while making bonfires and playing music, thinking and talking about life, community, spirituality and philosophy.