David Stesner was introduced to photography by his grandmother, who gave him his first camera when he was 10 years old. His passion for photography grew as he spent endless summer days photographing the local people and landscapes at his family’s Long Beach Island, New Jersey beach house. He began studying photography in earnest at University of the Arts, Philadelphia, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. From there, he moved to New York City and began assisting legendary photographers such as Albert Watson, Steve Hiett, and Michael Thompson. Breaking out on his own, he photographed executives and high-profile attorneys for advertising and annual reports. Eventually, his talent led him to shoot music groups and celebrities, as well as models for fashion shoots. He has photographed for magazines such as Allure, InStyle, and Cosmopolitan, and has been published in French Glamour and French Elle, as well as many European and Asian publications and advertising campaigns. Currently, Stesner’s focus is beauty, still lifes, and his personal fine-art work. He lives in New York City with his wife, Deanna; their son, Shane; and their daughter, Blake.