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David Calhoun

My special talent is to evoke and capture a woman's true mystique.

I express a different point of view from what is commonly perceived as glamour photography. I create imagined moments celebrating feminine beauty and the amazing power and variety of the female form; my work is at once inviting. and daring. 

Mystique is French for glamour, the sense of mystery and wonder we have for true beauty. We glimpse the image, provocative, holding a secret within a knowing smile that plays across her lovely lips. She is mystique - the embodiment of femininity in the female form. 


Skills Summary

Strong leader experienced in digital image composition and management, targeted to print and web. Expert in Mac and PC-based technical systems and color management.  Creative/Technical Manager and Art Director. Professional photographer, experienced in studio operations and setup.
Strong problem-solving and operations management skills, excellent interpersonal skills.

Expert in Adobe CS 6 Design Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver), QuarkXPress, iWork & iLife suite of applications. Experienced Apple instructor and practitioner; Mac OS 10 and above. Skilled in Canon and Phase One Camera Systems and professional lighting (strobe, continuous);
expert in Lightroom, Aperture.

Wavegraphix, LLC                                                                   2003-Present

Freelance Studio Photographer/Art Director

Professional digital image creation and production services focused on supporting corporate advertising clients. High-end fashion and portrait photography; model portfolios, product photography, and image re-touching using Photoshop and Lightroom. Output targeted for print and web, incorporating multimedia and sound. Worked closely with models and makeup staff to achieve premium results in professional setting, designing the layout and environment of the studio sessions in various locations.

Designed and built studios, using sophisticated Manfrotto pantograph studio rail system for lighting, Bowens monolights and modifiers, and remote control background systems, utilizing the Canon EOS system of cameras and lenses. Defined daylight studio setup and both indoor and outdoor location shoots, for portrait, fashion and still-life art photography.  Hands-on print designer competent in taking complex projects from concept to pre-press proofing through final print production.

 Montage Media                                                                      2000-2002

Senior Web Designer

Senior Web designer for corporate and e-commerce Intranet and Internet websites focusing on Education and Training in the Pharmaceutical Market. Incorporated the latest visual interface technologies in Flash and HTML. Created Flash content for Multimedia CD-ROMs for Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical.        

Amano Cincinnati, Inc.                                                           1998-2000

Art Director

Responsible for all Amano marketing collateral print production (brochures, direct mail, corporate in-house programs).  Used extensive hands-on expertise for digital image processing and pre-press/production jobs for four-color printing. Estimated print jobs for clients within specified budget.

ChapmanWorks                                                                      1996-1998

Art Director

Produced award-winning print brochures, direct mail, and corporate marketing products for large Fortune 500 companies. Responsible for all digital image processing and pre-press/production for four-color printing. Estimated and priced print jobs.

Designed Web sites for corporate clients (Ricoh-USA, PSG International). Developed site layout and navigation, original illustrations and animations. Worked with three-person team to develop Web sites under tight schedules, within budget.

Trucolor Labs, Inc.                                                                    1990-1996

Manager, Lead Computer Graphics Artist

Responsible for the creative design and production of digital photo compositions. Created page layouts and artwork for a variety of applications, including trade show exhibit panels, point-of-purchase displays, back-lit museum displays, magazine spreads, cosmetic and product retouching, photo restoration, and slide presentations. Including ‘Large format’ Digital and Photographic Printing.  Clients included Nabisco, Casio, Smith-Klein, Chanel, Prentice-Hall Publishing, Natural History Museum. Supervised staff of five graphic artists. Managed all equipment purchases, customizations, and computer network systems.


Other Experience:
AT&T - Production Manager, CAV     1988-1990
Johnson Atelier – Fine Arts Bronze Sculptor/Head of Wax Casting     1984-1988
Bergen Community College - Apple Academy Instructor – Adobe Photoshop     1995-2000



Photoshop CS 5 Suite


Illustrator CS5





Canon 5DMIII

Canon 7DMII

Canon 70D

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