Dave Gastineau is an Atlanta, GA based fine art photographer. He received his BFA in
Photography from The Art Institute of Atlanta in 2006. Dave specializes in traditional analog black and
white and alternative processes; he will occasionally use digital cameras when the need arises. He also
enjoys painting abstract compositions and is now exploring these techniques in his art. Having always
been a photographer, painting is a new way for him to exercise his creative process.
During his studies, He fell in love with Alternative Photographic Processes. The techniques used
in his alternative processes create one-of-a-kind prints, these images can never be made the exact same
way again making them truly unique. He enjoys the challenge of these techniques to successfully have
somewhat controllable results. But, much of the beauty is in never knowing exactly how each print will
turn out. He finds surrendering to the process and letting the elements dictate the outcome quite
invigorating. After working for many years in Photography, he still finds the most joy in producing
these “Camera-less Photography” prints.
For his black and white work, Dave strives to push film to its limits to unveil the capabilities
within. He uses multiple exposures as a way to create a window into another reality. By layering
exposures onto film, he is able to create another dimension and make one question the reality of a two
dimensional medium. Dave is constantly driven to be creative and finds inspiration everywhere, which
is reflected in the variety of images he creates.
2006 Art Institute of Atlanta - BFA in Photography
2021 “The Photo Fence Juried Exhibition” Cat Eye Creative, Atlanta, GA
2021 “Heat Waves Juried Exhibition” North Park Gallery, Marietta, GA