David I. Muir is a Jamaican fine art photographer living in South Florida, USA. Besides his family, photography is David's greatest passion; and he has a special love for candid portraiture and lifestyle photography -- signature components of his work. David's love affair with photography began in the early 1980s when he would take his father's camera to school and capture images of campus life in Kingston, Jamaica. As David's enthusiasm for the art of photography grew, he consistently challenged himself to sharpen his skills and he experimented with different styles to create images that evoke passion and rouse conversation. His artistic pursuit has generated an intense passion which has only been tamed by expanding this pursuit into a daily business activity. The transformation from hobby to profession propelled the growth of David's portrait and event photography business, DAVIDiPhoto, Inc. The business is recognized as the premier event photography business of South Florida's Caribbean- and African-American communities. DAVIDiPhoto, Inc. has been awarded "the most customer service friendly business" by the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce. Long before David’s immersion into photography, he was a successful Disc Jockey (DJ) for years during his teens and twenties. He later pursued and completed a Master’s in Social Work and committed himself to the community, especially helping the youth. He has served on three City of Sunrise Advisory Boards and currently sits on the Boards of the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce and Lauderhill Sister Cities International. David's photographs have appeared in various media including print media and web publications, juried art contests and featured in both group and solo fine art exhibitions. In 2010, David unveiled the now renowned "Pieces of Jamaica" collection of photographs for the first time. The collection, which showcases the candid beauty of the Jamaican people and its rich and diverse landscape, has garnered acclaim and excitement from a wide cross-section of art aficionados and general art lovers, prompting a number of exhibitions both locally and internationally. The most successful showing was held right in David’s city of residence, Sunrise, in January and February 2012 and attracted more than 2,000 guests. As a result, the requests to show the "Pieces of Jamaica" fine art photography exhibition are relentless. His work enjoys the admiration of his clients, peers, art lovers and many others and a major part of the allure is found in how he unearths art in everyday life. It's as if elements of David's early style have remained in his inspirational and candid works. The publication of his book, "Pieces of Jamaica: The Real Rock Edition," now affords a larger audience to enjoy his work in their homes and for those who are not able to afford the actual pieces from the collection to have this heirloom quality keepsake. David has been featured by numerous Jamaican and American media houses, including the Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, Hot105FM, NBC6, CVM (Jamaican TV), TVJ (Jamaican TV) and the Jamaica Gleaner to discuss "Pieces of Jamaica" – the book and exhibitions – and his work in general. For these accomplishments in such a short time, David has been recognized and awarded with Men of Valor Community Achievers – Community Service Award (2012) and is recognized as one of South Florida’s 100 Most Accomplished Caribbean Americans from ICABA (2012) in addition to numerous other accolades. When David is not shooting, engaging friends or making people laugh, he’s being the consummate family man. He enjoys hobbies including playing chess, dominoes and many card games. Additionally, he likes watching sports and listening to music.
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