“The desire for beauty is something that’s in us, and it’s not trivial.”

–Stefan Sagmeister*


There’s beauty and magic around us all the time. I use my camera to catch it so it can be enjoyed forever. I really, really love what I do.

Meeting the people I photograph and film and sharing their stories is one of the best parts of my job. I’ve photographed and filmed people from every walk of life—mathematicians, boat-builders, Egyptian archeologists, a multi-billionaire, an apiarist, world-famous athletes, and regular folks—from all around the world.

I directed my first feature-length documentary, Road to Roubaix in 2007 and since then I've been lucky to travel to some amazing places like India (five times!), Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Lebanon, El Salvador, Senegal, Kenya, Egypt, Jordan, Belgium, France, Italy, and London. 

I shoot editorial, advertising, and weddings. Let's capture some beauty together. 

*Stefan once kissed my wife on the cheek. That cheeky bastard!  :)


A few clients...

National Geographic
Weber Shandwick
Garden & Gun Magazine
Peace Corps
Pew Charitable Trusts
Johns Hopkins
Loyola University
Baltimore Magazine
World Resources Institute


Twitter // dave@davecooperphoto.com