About David Kinder & kinderpics
David was that kind of kid that was always taking pictures and home movies. He had a repressed, life-long passion for photography that
was awakened in
July of 2006 coincident with his (pre-mature) retirement as a Software
Development Manager for "the largest semi-conductor manufacturer in the world".
David worked 30 years in Corporate America on new computer hardware and
software research and development, implementing compilers for new computer
architectures, designing and automating customer support services, launching
and nurturing corporate web sites, developing new human/computer interface appliances, and
managing multi-national software development teams.
David was on his own -- and loving it!
Well, technically, he's lovingly supported by his wife, Cindi and
teenage-son, Bryan who are regularly called upon to "hold this" and "carry
that" and "pose here". You'll often find David down at the
NW Children's Theater
taking photographs of
rehearsals and performances for their stage productions and school playlabs.
(Most of the photos found in NWCT material are by David these days.) His theater
photographs for NWCT, Staged!, as well as local high schools (Sunset and Lake
Oswego) have appeared in The Oregonian,
Lake Oswego Review, and other local newspapers, the NW Portland Business
Guide Magazine, and at the Portland Drammy
. Other clients include OHSU, UBS Financial services, Kern &
Thompson CPA, Smith Barney, Laura Rawlins Dance, Sandra Peabody TV & Film
casting, Wild Bills, and more.
David has demonstrated to his clients, a keen eye for composition nicely
balanced with an understanding of the technical aspects of digital cameras and
computers. An approachable and easy-going personality (as noted on many of his
corporate performance reviews :) also helps David set new clients and photographic
subjects at ease -- it's rather hard to get a great photograph of someone
uncomfortable with the whole process. Getting down on the floor with kids
and playing for a while, getting people comfortable with your presence (and
camera) while they're going about their business (such as a wedding or
theater rehearsal), studying
people and situations and anticipating what's going to happen, are all
part of being a photographer.
kinderpics Photography is a dream-come-true for David and his family (and friends). David has built a reputation for
delivering photographs that not only preserve images of the event at hand, but
also capture the emotions of the day -- whether it be a twinkle in the eye of a
bride smiling towards her mom & dad as she's about to skip out of the church, the glow
of a mother's love as she's gazing into the face of a young child, the
determined stance of a young actor on stage delivering his lines, or even the relaxed
and satisfied pose of a tired father at the end of a wonderful birthday party.
Whatever the occasion or photographic need, David puts his all into providing
great service. Clients have praised his work and attention to their needs.
His style is as an
observer documenting the event rather than a director trying to force the
action. He particularly enjoys photographing people having fun, and
delights in capturing those special moments that can be easy to miss.
David looks forward to working with you! Please wander around this web
site and the galleries on
and give him a call at (503) 292-4621
or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org