David McCleery Photography
3/2018 Migrant Tales, CD Jewel Case Photography for The Nelson Brothers, folk-rock group out of the UK, available at https://www.nelsonbrothers.co.uk
Tom Mix (Shades of the movie Coco?)
My wife and I pass by the Tom Mix Memorial frequently. It lies on the long lonely desert Highway 79 between Florence and Catalina, Arizona. One overcast afternoon we took the time to stop at the spot where he died in a car wreck in 1940. Oddly enough this image was taken with the 1940's Argoflex, a popular camera of that time.
Tom Mix was the greatest of the silent-era movie cowboys, and a cowboy in real-life as well. He reportedly could knock a button off of a shirt with a rifle shot, and jump a horse into a railroad box car. He was married seven times to six different women.
But Tom was 60 years old on October 12, 1940, and behind the wheel of a V8 convertible, not in a saddle, when he decided to race north across the Arizona desert to visit his son-in-law. No one knows how fast he was going when he saw the road repair crew, but some say that he was standing straight up on the brakes, trying to stop, when his car flew into the washed-out gully. Tom's aluminum suitcase was thrown out of the back seat and into the back of Tom's head (He was wearing his trademark 10-gallon white Stetson at the time). Mix emerged apparently unscathed from the car -- which was not badly damaged -- took one step, and crumpled, dead of a broken neck.
David McCleery is a Nebraska, writer, publisher, and musician. Through his photography, music, and writing, David seeks to nurture in himself and others the concept of creative work as a means to a rich and full exploratory life. He works full-time at his creative interests and lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his wife, Robin. They spend part of the year just north of Tucson in Oro Valley, Arizona, near the Santa Catalina Mountains.
David works in medium format and 35mm based film.
He uses black and white film in handmade and historic cameras.
2014 Goshen Art House, Goshen, Indiana, in conjunction with the independent award-winning documentary film "Medora."
2013 Fred Simon Gallery at the Nebraska Arts Council, Omaha, Nebraska
2012 "Close Proximity" County-City Building, Lincoln, Nebraska
2018 May 1 - July 31: The Willa Cather Foundation, Red Cloud Opera House, Red Cloud, Nebraska
2016 The Willa Cather Foundation, Red Cloud Opera House Gallery, Red Cloud, Nebraska
2015 The Willa Cather Foundation, Red Cloud Opera House Gallery, Red Cloud, Nebraska
2013 Fortunate Land: The Legacy of O Pioneers! The Willa Cather Foundation, Red Cloud, Nebraska
2012 NVAL International Juried Photography Show, Carter House Gallery, Redding California
Willa Cather Foundation Art Collection
February 2018 Midwestern Gothic Winter 2018
November 2017 Willa Cather Review Fall 2017
August 2017 Midwestern Gothic Summer 2017
February 2017 Midwestern Gothic Winter 2017
February 2017 Px3 (Paris Photo Prize) 2012 Annual publication of Medal Award Winning photographs
2012 Gold Medal Fine Art Landscape, Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Paris Photo Prize) www.Px3.fr
2012 IPA International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Landscapes
Album Covers/CD Jewel Case Photography:
2018 Migrant Tales, the fourth release from the UK folk-rock band The Nelson Brothers
The artist is happy to discuss creating prints on different surfaces and in different sizes when working in collaboration with publishers, musicians, art consultants, architects, and interior designers.
To acquire about exhibit or license the images, or to discuss collaborating on upcoming projects, contact the artist directly. Thank You, Dave