David Schneider is a long time artist with Dash Events and has participated in the Cheesman Art Fest every year since the beginning. He is an award-winning wildlife photographer and lover of nature. David is both an artist and a storyteller and uses his photographer’s eye and unique affinity for nature to breathe life into his subjects and draw the viewer into the moment.

David uses imagery from the Southwest and beyond with areas of the country that include New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest. From the shifting sands of the desert, to the lofty peaks of soaring mountains, David’s pieces represent the ever changing beauty and magnitude of nature. Each photograph embodies David’s heart and soul and includes a story that reflects this passion or describes the scene itself through eloquent and whimsical prose. In order to create the three-dimensional quality of his pieces, David uses metallic surfaces as canvases for his prints complete with finished and framed sides.

David currently lives in Albuquerque with his partner Mary Beth, and prefers to use the great Southwest background as the studio for his company Fringe Photography. In alignment with his love of wildlife, David is directly involved with several animal rescue and rehabilitation groups. He donates 10% of each sale to the hosting group and has made significant contributions to Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, Wildlife Rescue Inc, and the Monero Mustangs Sanctuary in the past. David has also written three books including Sojournic Tales: Photographs and Stories from the Southwest, Unbounded Chronicles, and Route 66: Photographs and Stories from the Mother Road. Each book takes you on an awe-inspiring journey through his works and the wonders that nature brings. His work can be found on his website: www.fringe.com