Dave Folks Bio
I am a Los Angeles based freelance commercial and automotive photographer with over 20 years experience in the industry.
I began my professional career working at UC Santa Barbara in the Instructional Resources Photography Department. I really enjoyed the university environment due to the ever-changing nature of the work, which included photography for architecture, sports, events, scientific imaging, product, archival documentation, aerial and underwater photography and digital editing. I traded my position as Principal Photographer for a position as Director of Photography at Viewpoint in New York City.
At Viewpoint our focus was on developing web-based 3D product visualization technology. As the technology and our clientele’s requirements evolved, I adapted by improving my skillsets to meet the ever-changing demands. As is evident from my portfolios, the wide range of services I provide reflects the highly varied needs of our clientele.
In 2008 Viewpoint acquired Springbox and adopted the name. I continued to serve as Director of Photography at Springbox until late 2016. Lately my projects have been focused on 360° VR product tours, product, motorsports and environmental portrait photography for brands we serve such as Honda Motorcycles, Nitto Tires, Tradewinds Tea, Sweet Leaf Tea and Nestle Waters.