David Root is a graduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology and holds BA/MA degrees in both Photography and Printing Technologies. His work takes him on frequent trips throughout America and the rest of the world, where he captures images within his unique creative framework. Root sometimes adds playful shapes and/or objects into his basic raw photos. This manipulation is evident in his many photos and lends further support to his distinctive “eye catching” approach. He is inspired and drawn into the subject he shoots by internalizing a sense of color, shape and texture, and his keen eye and style is evident and consistent throughout his entire body of work.
David Root’s work has followed a universal theme of placing surreal objects into the everyday environment. His distinctive style is well represented in a current project that involves placing mannequins into the environment in his photography. This new body of work is currently developing at multiple phases. “It’s an evolving process”, Root explains. Not a simple task! It takes time to make these necessary adjustments as his style continues to expand and grow. Advancing forward from altering and manipulating digitally, David is now revisiting the placement of objects directly into the scene. This style and approach is very consistent with his early years in photography where he placed, taped, and floated objects directly into his body of work. Root is truly a modern day photographic artist in the grips of capturing unique photographs when least expected, all the while sensitively using light and basic elements of design in his work. This can only be described as an evolution of “normal” into the surreal….