David Christopher

David Christopher Orrell (b. 1992) is a fine art photographer born and raised in Newark, NJ, with a discipline in portrait and documentary photography; his work is influenced by community, fashion, and black culture. Growing up in Newark and utilizing his experience as a black queer, Orrell's creative objective is simply to reflect concern for truth and beauty in the world. Orrell's very deliberate and subtle use of light and color creates intimate atmospheres of mystery, leading to a rich intensity between the lens and his subjects. By capturing quiet moments of glamour and sonder anchored in realism, Orrell's body of work encompasses the reality of his growth as he seeks both his individual and cultural identity within the medium. 

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