Photographer David Bowman hails from Chicago, studied in Madison, traversed the Australian outback via camel, and drifted to the Twin Cities some time thereafter. One of the first people he met after arriving in Minnesota was fashion photographer Richard Avedon. Bowman asked him what advice he might give a struggling artist, and Avedon responded, “Start working." So he did, ultimately shooting for the likes of Vanity Fair, TIME, Glamour, National Geographic, ESPN, and Dwell. His images have received numerous awards from Communication Arts, Photo District News, PX3-Paris, American Photography, and the Society of Design Professionals. In 2007, Bowman was nominated for a Lucie Award and named International Architectural Photographer of the Year. His work has been shown in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and Paris.