Dave is a Grand Rapids native, graduating from Forest Hills Central and Michigan State University, serving as a part-time photographer at both schools with his contribution to annual yearbooks and covering events on campus. Throughout his career, Dave has worked as both a professional photographer and as a producer of large photography shoots for leading global brands in the US and Canada. He also served for over a decade as a senior photographer for the world's largest professional services firm. His work has been published in national magazines and websites, as well as corporate marketing materials and catalogs. In 2016 Dave returned to Grand Rapids and launched Thompson Photography, LLC in Ada, focusing on architectural photography, corporate events, portraiture and cuisine. He loves Michigan, where his family roots run deep. Dave is passionate about animal welfare issues, Great Lakes preservation, and Michigan history.
Dave's ArtPrize Entries
These are Dave's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Dave's Past Work
These are images of past work that Dave has done.