Piece description from the artist
When I was a little boy driving home at night from my grandparents house, we would pass by a large fountain on the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards. It would be all lit up with different colored rotating lights and we used to try and guess what color it would be lit up when we passed by. Often times driving by I used to squint my eyes to make them water a bit and the movement of the car would make the street and car lights seem like brilliant dancing stars. When I took up photography in 2006 I remembered how much I loved to see the dancing stars and started to take photos of lights at night. I took hundreds of photos of lights with long exposures while I moved the camera to create multiple versions of every letter of the alphabet.
David Klein studied film, theater arts and philosophy at San Francisco State University. After graduation, he began acting and directorial training at SFSU and at a local theater academy. After appearing in a few productions he decided to put his artistic life on hold while he focused on his family and work as a real estate agent in San Francisco.
An amateur photographer for nearly his whole life, in 2006 David returned to school to study photography and art at the City College of San Francisco and took up acting again. He has acted in several local films and had the lead on a Biography Channel TV program.
In 2009, David was inspired to use his photography to create designs for fabric prints after discovering how he could "paint with light” by taking photos of street and neon lights at night using long exposures with camera movement to create abstract images. In essence, he moves his camera like a painter moves his paint brush, creating imagery that flows and moves in shapes that reflect the human form and work perfectly for printing on fabrics for fashion and can be applied to a range of products. David also loves to take photos of people, places and things which he uses for creating designs for fabric prints and designing fashion with his prints.
See David's fashion design he created with his prints at www.davidlouisklein.com
See clips of David's acting at www.LAcasting.com/davidlklein