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Meet David Field

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Field.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I graduated from SCAD in 2005 with a BFA in photography. From there, I moved to NYC to assist various photographers before landing a studio manager position under renowned photographer Joyce Tenneson. She had a close relationship with the legendary Polaroid studio in SoHo, which granted me access on the weekends. I invested most of my earnings into assembling my portfolio while simultaneously building my industry contacts. By the age of 24, I had work in all of the major awards publications, secured an agent, and won my first international ad campaign…  Then the recession hit, and the photo industry was never the same. I never again profited much as a photographer, but nevertheless persisted in expanding the scope of my productions. All the while, I sustained myself by moonlighting as a photo-retoucher. Around 2010, I began my transition into filmmaking. I produced several short films and commercials before embarking on my first feature that was picked up by the director of the Maze Runner trilogy and is now being set up at a major Hollywood studio.

Please tell us about your art.
The question is, what don’t I do?? As a commercial artist, I always sought to be a specialist. However, the market forced me to diversify. Through my production company (http://caterpillarmedia.com) I do everything from illustrated book covers to Hollywood feature films.  Lately, however, I’ve found music to be my creative outlet of choice, as something I can just pick up and play without hindrance. It’s also helped me make a lot of friends since relocating to Atlanta.

Perhaps the one thing that I’m most proud of is my contribution towards the 2017 Nobel-Peace-Prize-awarded cause of Nuclear Disarmament. You can read about it in the blog of my company website linked above.

Choosing a creative or artistic path comes with many financial challenges. Any advice for those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns?
Every artist I know is struggling financially. It’s part of the job description. Probably the most practical advice is to establish an increasing line of credit early on. If you’re seeking a career as a freelance commercial artist, cash flow is always a struggle — especially when most clients wait 30-90 days before paying you.  Perhaps a more secure path is to apply your talents towards a traditional job as an employee of a bigger company while pursuing your personal work on the side. Art becomes so much more fun when you’re not fighting to earn a living from it. This is precisely why I enjoy playing music so much… there’s no master plan, just the pleasure of expressing myself.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
You can view a selection of my work by visiting my company website.  I’m certainly in the business of commissioned assignments and even more so look to continue my journey in the motion picture industry.   Anyone interested in producing VR content should also drop me a line, as this is the direction I’m currently investing in.

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1 Comment

  1. Gun Roze

    December 5, 2018 at 1:52 am

    This is a fantastic interview with a progressive artist. Especially due to David Field’s honesty in balance with his promotional aspects.

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