As a child growing up in New Jersey, David West spent a lot of his time exploring the woods and fishing near his home. He developed a love for nature first, and then found his passion for capturing it in a photograph to share with others. His father was a professional portrait photographer, introducing him to the joy and art of photography at an early age. After taking classes on photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, West decided to explore the wonders of the world with his camera in hand.
No where else inspired him more than the Western United States, with its rugged mountains, mysterious deserts, and vast oceans. "Through my photography I hope to encourage others to protect what natural lands we have left, not only for our health and the planet's health, but because of the sheer beauty and artistry that exists in nature."