About the Artist

Hello, my name is David Guidas. I live in Pennsylvania, USA and am an avid photographer and guitar player.  I like to shoot fine art (for lack of a better term) photography and am constantly experimenting with various procedures and equipment. I try not to limit myself to one style or subject. My focus may be on abstract one day and nature or architecture the next. 

As for guitar, I play mostly blues but dabble in jazz, rock, acoustic, or anything else. I enjoy it all as far as guitar music goes. Like most guitarists, I like gear, but I’m not obsessed with it. Whatever works for the job is fine with me. I am inspired though by all of the personality and tonal options that various guitars bring. As with my photography, my music had also taken a back seat while I toiled away at my normal “day” job. I have jammed and collaborated with a few talented musicians in the past and I’m looking forward to doing that again.

Photography accomplishments:

“Black & White Magazine” Single Image issue #95 – “Caged”

“Black & White Magazine” Single Image Issue #101 – “Curved Pipes”

PhotoPlace Gallery “Black and White” Exhibition – “Curved Pipes”

North Valley Art League 2014 International Juried Photography Show, Gold Selection – “Can’t Wait”

PX3 2014 Prix de la Photographie, Paris, Bronze – “Can’t Wait” and “Green Way”
Green Way Bronxe PX3
Can't Wait Bronze PX3

“Black & White Magazine” Single Image issue #107 – “Floating Sticks” selected as a Peoples Choice winner in the “Pattern/Texture” category

“Black & White Magazine” Single Image issue #107 – “Can’t Wait” – Architecture/Interiors Category

“Black & White Magazine” October 2016 – Spotlight feature for “Hanging Pod”

Lenswork Publishing book “Our Magnificent Planet” – Image “D Fly” selected to be amongst the 300 selected for the book. 2020

PhotoPlace Gallery – “Hanging Pod” selected for “Botanical” exhibition 2021

  One thought on “About the Artist

  1. Nina
    June 8, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Good luck with your new venture. You have some really great images on your blog. Nina. (C.Lucidia)

    • June 8, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      Thank you so much. I know I have a journey ahead of me but I believe it will be worth it.

  2. adrianduque89
    September 29, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Awesome site!

  3. September 29, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Whereabouts in PA are you? I was born & raised in Clearfield! I live in Toronto now, though.

    • September 29, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      I’m in southwest PA. Basically the Pittsburgh area.

  4. hanlet
    October 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Beautiful work

    • October 2, 2011 at 11:05 pm

      Thank you so much. And thanks for visiting!

  5. November 26, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Great photography! keep it up, really enjoyed looking at your work.x

  6. November 27, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I think your photographs are beautiful and inspirational. I am new to blogging and I’m just researching blogs to find what a great blog should look like and also just to get a little inspiration. So, thank you for both!

    • November 27, 2011 at 6:52 pm

      Thank you. I’m happy to be an inspiration to you. There is plenty of good work out there to see and learn from. I know I certainly do. Enjoy!

  7. December 6, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Hi David, I don’t see an email address for you – please check out my latest blog post regarding the Versatile Blogger award!

    • December 7, 2011 at 10:39 pm

      Thank you Karen. I’m honored to be chosen by you. And thanks for reminding me, I need to put some contact info on this page.

  8. avian101
    December 6, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    David,
    You’d be surprised if you take 1 square inch of anything on Earth and focus on it you will definitely find beauty. That the secret of Nature. It’s a fractal of beauty, the right place to live and care. Your photos prove my theory!
    Good work!

    • December 7, 2011 at 8:43 am

      Thank you. And I wholeheartedly agree with your analysis.

  9. December 20, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Yeah! Woohoo for Pa photo bloggers!!!!

  10. December 20, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I like ur photos as they tell a lot about “human” from the side of nostalgic yet sad moments. Good job mate! 🙂

  11. twishiimii
    February 15, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Your blog never fails to intrigue me. Your pictures are making me view things in a whole new perspective. Thank you for your pictures^.^ Hope you go far..:)

    • February 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Thank you so much. I really enjoy it when my photos connect with people. It means a lot to me, considering how I try to have a different vision then the norm. I apologize that my output has been a little slow lately. I’ve been dealing with orientation on a new job and it’s been consuming my days and restricting my exploring but I’ll, hopefully, get back in a shooting routine soon.

  12. February 16, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Hello David,

    I too am drawn to the quiet serenity of cemeteries. You have captured the essence of these holy place that remind us of the shortness of life and the beauty of nature.

    Thanks,

    Jack

    • February 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Thank you Jack, I’m glad you enjoyed my work. I find cemeteries endlessly fascinating and enjoy trying to capture the mood and history found in them.

  13. kbeezyisviral
    January 9, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Very beautiful photography. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Stay focused and keep producing great art.

    • January 9, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you enjoy my work.

  14. October 13, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I am nominating you for the One Lovely Blog Award as I have really enjoyed your posts. Keep the lovely photos coming!

    • October 13, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Thank you so much. I’m honored and glad you enjoy my blog. I’m not familiar with the award, I’ll have to look that one up.

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