Dirty Show 2010: David Krieger
David and Andrew Krieger share a last name, two parents, and a considerable degree of acclaim for their respective works in photography and painting.
David K. has been a photographer in Detroit, New York, Paris and Los Angeles for more than 25 years, beginning his career at Cass Tech and then honing his skill at the Detroit Institute of Arts. After some years working as an assistant in L.A., Phoenix, San Francisco and Paris, he moved to New York City and "printed" for such notables as David Seidner, Ross Bleckner, Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Deborah Turbeville; he has also worked alongside Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber and Kelly Klein.
David K. has contributed to the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Marie Claire, ESPN Magazine, Mademoiselle, the Source, Details, Detour, and HOUR Detroit. He was nominated for a World Press Review award for his New York Times Magazine story on Thai kickboxing. Among the celebrities caught by his lens over the years: Ozzy Osbourne, Andy Warhol, David Lee Roth, Mary J. Blige, Tim Meadows, Adrian Lester, the Verve Pipe, Wilco, Roy Jones Jr., Willie Horton, Eminem, Craig Kilborn and Jim Carroll. Eleven of his portraits were recently accepted into the DIA's permanent collection.
Andrew K. grew up in Detroit and attended Cass Tech, too. He then went to art school in Cleveland - and then dropped out when he realized that art "is what I need to do for a living. It is who I am. I was just a shell of a person without it," he says.
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