Author Archive for david alan harvey



Rodanthe NC. 5/21/16

Last week home



A week left at home and I’m soaking up every moment. By the way the only reason I give you my thinking process is to perhaps help some of you who may be interested in the narrative process I use to do books and for magazine assignments. To help you think of your own potential projects. So I’m relaxing and yet my mind is racing at 100 mph .. next book . anguish.. BeachGames ? Or Family Drive? I’m somehow shooting on both simultaneous . Nuts. Or maybe not. Tonight dinner with friends and my fave Tortuga’s and window reflections for the BeachGames folder. #obx




Nicol is looking at the mess on one of my work tables and rather than deal with trying to explain to her this organizational nightmare she must fix, I resort to just making this iPhone shot. My randomly sequenced press proof sheets from my Rio book “Based on a True Story” are tacked to the wall. One of these days I’ll get organized. One of these days. #outerbanks #iphone




This is a small section of the jumbled mess of stuff that sits on the narrow mantle over my fireplace. I never actually placed anything on it in any particular order nor for any particular reason. Things just ended up there. My whole decorating scheme is no decorating scheme. No theme. Random. But whatever it is must be the real me.




Sand fence. Jockeys Ridge State Park. May 17, 2016. Spring storm. Yes, I travel . I’m now ready to roll on an Italian adventure. Yet I’m always shooting at home as well. I lead a modest lifestyle but I am luckily bordered with this state park which is effectively my front yard. I even think it’s “mine”. Nobody ever wanders into these near dunes except me and my cats who follow.#outerbanks #nagshead

At the pier



Oh my one of those spring days and family and friends gather for a sunset drink at the Nags Head Fishing Pier. Sweet Lyla of course the main reason I’m shooting. She tends to dominate every situation. As it should be. This stuff just flys by way to fast. Just can’t quite grab it. Pictures at least help.#outerbanks #nagshead #iphone #littlelylamaryanna





Surfers town



I live in a surfers town. If the surf is up, you can call the fire department and they will show up. But forget getting your roof repaired until the surf dies. Everybody is out. It’s an unwritten rule here. Surfing rules. I like this idea. Hell I can get my roof fixed later. When a good swell comes in it’s natures art and the men and women who ride these waves are artistic athletes. No tv replays. Nobody getting rich doing it. Each wave a one time event/experience. These youngsters are competing in a surf contest. Yet competitions are not for everyone. Most have no desire to compete. They simply want the ride. There is already enough competition in life as it is. I don’t have the patience to sit in front of a tv and watch a ball game. Too passive for me. I’m a terrible spectator. Yet I can sit on the beach and watch the surfers all day long. Maybe it’s because nobody loses. Winners all. #outerbanks #nagshead #surfing

Crazy things



Crazy stuff happens on my street in the outer banks. Things I just can’t see in New York. This is a race between the roller derby team and the old Vespa team. A springtime race between the girls and the boys. Who do you think won? Roller Derby ladies left to right
Blazin Cajun #66
Storma Brewin’ #cat 5
Wrecksy Lexi #26
Pain Angel #125
Kill Devil Derby Brigade .. Vespa guys Bryan Harvey and Mike Stanback 😊#outerbanks #jockysridge #rollerderby