David Drebin

Canadian, 1970–present

Drebin gained international recognition in advertising and fashion photography quickly after his graduation from Parsons The New School for Design in 1996. Elle, GQ, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, or Vanity Fair are some of the magazines that published Drebin’s work continuously. Since 2005 – which was the year of his first solo exhibition at Camera Work in Berlin – his works have been presented in numerous exhibitions worldwide and in significant publications. Love and Other Stories (2007) was his first comprehensive illustrated book.

The arising tension and depth is distinctive, when playing with such topics as humour, sex and melancholy. Never losing his signature style of an almost neon colour scheme, and the subject of love stories and cityscapes, Drebin’s works bind the scenery of urban, glamour spaces and natural features. His epic photographs combines voyeuristic and psychological viewpoints, yet the viewer recognises the experiences and emotions that Drebin’s artistry gives dramatic insight to. Femme fatales are staged against the panorama of pulsing cities, such as Hong Kong, Paris and New York; this visuality being a tribute to cinema.