Ad agencies love directors of photography who are innovative, keep up, take initiative and can visualize what clients’ want even before they know themselves. That pretty much describes David Westphal and his unique brand of automotive storytelling. David loves a challenge and enjoys the exploration process.
“We lack the capacity to truly understand the intricate workings of nature, yet we attempt to control it like it was our subordinate” David Westphal.
The Honda Odyssey Minivan is ready for its close-up. And who better than David Westphal to capture the moment? Confidence, safety, style and assurance are the hallmarks of David’s photography and the Odyssey Minivan. Active families with their pets and all their stuff need the right revved-up vehicle to go to the beach, a local fair or just a trip to the mall whenever they want that great DIY weekend.
“When we feel passionate about our work, we can do anything.” This statement is one of the things we love most about David Westphal. He brings this level of enthusiasm to every single project, including his most recent for Levrog - Subaru.
When we talk about car photography we talk a lot about location. It can make all the difference in composing an eye-catching shot. David Westphal knows how to pick just the right place so for his recent shoot for the Nissan NV200 he chose the iconic 6th street bridge in Downtown LA.
“It can be a challenge at times to translate an idea into an image. But we did it, with happy agency creatives and happy clients,” says David, who recently collaborated with Team Detroit on a campaign for Ford Taurus.
We are pleased to announce that David Westphal has been included in the 2016/17 issue of Archive 200 Best. The image chosen holds a special place in David’s heart, so we caught up with him to ask about the experience shooting in New Zealand for Subaru Global.
David Westphal’s eye for beautiful landscapes that compliment automobiles of all shapes and sizes came in handy for his recent shoot with the Designory for the Nissan NCV van.
David Westphal’s passion for landscape photography developed at a young age. He parlayed his love of epic vistas into a commercial career in automotive photography. David’s approach to his medium is what makes working with him so special; clients not only walk away with stellar imagery, but a collaborative experience that makes all the hard work leading up to the shoot worth it.
It is time to pick up this months issue of PDN and flip to the article by the one and only Holly Stuart Hughes to read about David Westphal’s most recent shoot for GMC.
It was an Easter in Germany when David’s parents gifted him with his first Kodak camera. Enamored with the idea of seeking out landscapes pictured on postcards, David made it his mission to find and recreate as many of the scenes as possible.