Author Archive for david alan harvey

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Ashley’s tattoo

Ashley’s tattoo. Washington DC.

Nat Geo Party


NatGeo party Washington DC. These are two of the most famous natural history/adventure photographers of our time. The tribe is gathered for the annual photographers Seminar. Who are these two?




Bad day

Bad day. Unusually cold last night for the outer banks and freezing temp broke a water pipe and water came flooding into my living room and over priceless signed books now drying all over the house. Fortunately the gushing water missed the spot where all the prints and books some of you purchased at Christmas were sitting and my team works away wrapping, labeling, mailing . It’s a factory working away on top of a disaster area. Right in the middle of this nightmare I get bad news about a serious tech issue that could shut Burn Magazine down. However it’s warmed up, the sun is shining and a warm fire burns. I am sure things will end up fine. A bump in the road. Some books are just gonna hv wrinkled pages. I’m gonna go watch the sun go down.   #burnmagazine #obx

Rio Workshop

Crowd Rio Done

Rio de Janeiro. A spread from my book (based on a true story). Nope not selling books, the book is sold out. Yet I am going back to Rio soon to do a photo workshop starting Feb 1. We do have one space left for a class limit of 10. Contact: if interested in joining us for this class designed to take you to your next level of authorship. This is an advanced class. Portfolio submission required. If you can’t join the class just come and hang. It’s summertime in Rio. I will be shooting for my BeachGames book, hopefully to finish. You will find me somewhere in this eclectic scene of Cariocas of all types. A more warm and inviting culture you will not find.#rio #burnmagazine #photoworkshops

Retro Bubble Lights

Photo by Frank Overton Brown III @obxhomepage of my sweet granddaughter Lyla Maryanna and me looking at the retro bubble lights on my Christmas tree. Lyla had her first birthday yesterday. Her mom Michelle @michellemaddensmith and dad Bryan@bryharv had the party at their home almost next door to me. I will leave my tree up a little longer this year. I do have lights up year around anyway. Lyla likes the lights and a warm fire. So whatever she wants she gets. I aim to please.

Winter Kite

WINTER KITE. New Years Day 2015. Jockeys Ridge. Nags Head NC. #obx #burnnewyear2015 #nagshead

Let’s Get the Fire Going…



Jockeys Ridge

Jockeys Ridge #outerbanks #nagshead


#outerbanks #fog

Earl Grey

I think Earl Grey just likes having his picture taken. So I oblige. Christmas over. All quiet. Nothing to be done. Nice.

Christmas Eve

It’s a summer night this winter on Christmas Eve in the Outer Banks. All my doors are wide open, yet a fire roaring just for mood. Yes Santa showed up for our family fest at my home and well it was just flat out magic. I do savor world travel yet the moments on my front porch are surely the sweetest of all.

The last four months…

The last four months. Hannah wedding to Christmas Eve. Without my iPhone shots I would never be able to remember life in sequence. When things happened is never important to me. Still it’s enlightening to see real time sequence. I do view everything as one big picture as here. Merry Christmas!



When winter comes you might think my cats would want to come inside and sleep by a warm fire. Nope. Even on the coldest days they prefer outside. Yet when I return home from driving around running errands, their fave spot is the warm hood of my truck. These two are brothers and rarely separate. Now I must drive off for Christmas prep. Hate to make them move . On the other hand the hood needs a good warm up.


I always love it if a client buys me a first class ticket.. Usually however I am flying economy. Of course like all experienced economy flyers I hv learned how to always get an exit row aisle seat OR by the right attitude at check in counter get a whole center row and end up with a stretch out sleep across the Atlantic..Flying on Monday works.. Ahhh the small pleasures!!


I just received in London 4 different paper proof sheets from my Italian printer for the upcoming 1967 retro book Tell It Like It Is on the Liggins family in Norfolk Va .. we won’t go to press until everything is PERFECT…I am a total disaster at many things but when it comes to my book designs and production, i spare nothing. Thank you @diegorlando and@antonkusters for an amazing week in nyc giving new life to my first published work. We will make a pre order limited edition of 100 with a hand made print by me in my darkroom at home. This edition represents the original book and we will also make another super quality yet super affordable large format zine. This way the collectors who can afford the limited edition will subsidize the edition for my mostly younger audience who need a bargain. Hopefully everybody ends up just right I think. Happy Holidays to all.


London. Late…