Photographer’s images capture the land, seascapes and wildlife of Florida


The Professional Artists of St. Augustine (PAStA) Fine Art Gallery, of 214 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, has announced that photographer David Fain has joined the gallery to showcase his fine art Florida photography.

After he was born the youngest of a large family in California, Fain’s family moved to South Florida in the early 1960s where the wildness of the Everglades inspired his creativity and respect for our natural resources.

His father gave him his love for all things wild, and he spent much of his time outdoors, hunting, fishing, swimming in the springs and the St. John’s River. He began drawing wildlife and landscapes as a youth with the help of field guides. A friend of the family gave him an old camera, and the new creative outlet soon became his “sleeper hobby” until 20 years ago when ventured forward with his photography, showcasing his passion for the great outdoors and Florida wild places.

 “My specialties are landscape and wildlife photography,” Fain said. “I like to reflect the ideas of different styles through my photography, borrowing from plein air painting and the light balancing of famed photographer Ansel Adams. I am convinced that every image should be a window of the photographer’s experience, conveying a story that lingers in the thoughts of the observer.”

Prior to his retirement, Fain was a local tour guide and still maintains a tourism license in St. Augustine. Fain and his wife Debbie have seven children and 10 grandchildren — all native Floridians. In his spare time, Fain likes to play acoustic guitar and sing. He maintains a strong interest in the natural sciences and is a strong advocate for conserving natural resources.

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