Author Archive for david alan harvey

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Holi Festival, Dubai


Holi Festival, Dubai . A day to rid oneself of past errors and conflicts by meeting others. A day to forgive and forget and simply recognize friendship. Originating in India, this night in Dubai brought many nationalities together in a unifying warm spirit. Carrie Larose from Toronto, Canada is in Dubai on vacation and rocks to the electronic “rave” that was indeed a part of the fest.

Shisha Pipe


One of my top students in a recent Dubai photo workshop is also an excellent smoke ring expert. Nadja Wohlleben really knows how to handle the shisha pipe so prevalent here in Dubai

Dubai. Baby stroll.


Photo Tips #5

Elephants Tortured By Fire

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It is the nastiest windiest snowiest night of this winter in the outer banks. I am staying home. So I am pretending I am in Malaysia where I once saw elephants tortured by fire to tame them for work.

How to Clean Your Lens




Mike’s Sofa


Mike’s sofa sits in his backyard covered in plastic. Inside Mike is making collector prints for me. Mr. Courvoisier is my master printer. Beautiful afternoon in Alexandria, Va

At home…Musings


I am starting a new spontaneous off the cuff iPhone reality YouTube series with photo tips from home (as is this) and also letting you meet some of the fascinating people I know in this business from all over the world. Some of them might be very useful for you to know. All in the name of letting you know whatsup in the world of photography and the arts…Cheers, David

Public Showers


This is the photo The Beach Magazine in Rio de Janeiro chose as their cover this week to represent some of my#beachgames work. Public showers are the norm about every 300 feet of every beach in Rio. All ages sizes shapes rinse the sea salt off together in communal good spirit.

My Sweetest Little Granddaughter


My sweetest little granddaughter you ever saw was not all that happy to see me after I split for a month in Rio right after her birth. Lyla Maryanna cried when she first saw me!! Yet I shot a few pictures through the glass front door at Michelle and Bryan’s. I was on flu quarantine ( sick in bed for days) and she has had no immunizations. So I could not give her a warm kiss and a hug and whisper in her tiniest cutest ear that I loved her. ❤️Maybe she felt the vibe anyway. Her bright eyes twinkled at the end. Just what the doctor ordered.

High flying Wilson Crispim


I am shooting heavy now in Rio for my upcoming Beach Games tabloid. High flying Wilson Crispim , 20, is a parkour artist. He was one of my photo students yesterday for underprivileged yet serious photographers. Wilson makes death defying jumps that appear impossible even when witnessing. A for real Superman.

Erlon Da Silva,18


Erlon Da Silva,18, does pull-ups on top of Arpoador rock in Rio. #beachgames


Burn Magazine

Igor hoists his 18 month old daughter Nayali on Leme beach in Rio. The night beach scene is not so different than the day beach scene. Always lively always family oriented always the most socially democratic place i have seen.

Night Swim


Just sitting on the beach w friends perfect weather night swim Rio . My students here will show their work tmrrw night my rooftop 900 Atlantico come to 10th floor 8pm ..real pictures in real time


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Brazilian photographers Carla De Conti and Ana Rovati are fine photographers in their own right and are helping me with my workshop going on right now in Rio de Janeiro. I made this photo of them while we took a little caipirinha break and my students were off shooting their own work. If you are in Rio please come to our student slide show Friday night on our rooftop overlooking Copacabana



Promises. From new project Beach Games. Rio

Copa #2