Self Portrait 1973

David Suess has been a photographer for over forty years and started out shooting, developing and printing 35mm black-and-white film. His black-and-white landscapes have been described as possessing a “haunting and dramatic light in the sky.” His approach to photography is one of minimalism, sometimes bordering on the abstract, qualities most evident in the stark skylines or the steel and glass of modern buildings in his cityscapes.

The ultimate goal of his photography is produce a print that can be held in your hands, but ultimately to be framed and hung on a wall.

Following high school graduation in 1970, David attended Mankato State College from 1971 to 1974. He joined the Navy in 1974 and “photographed the world” until his discharge in 1979. David returned to Mankato State College, now University, in 1980 and graduated with a B.S in Computer Science and a minor in English Literature. In 1987 he received a M.S. in Software Design and Development from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Following his retirement in 2014, David now devotes his spare time to photography.