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  David Orbock

Artist's Statement

David Orbock is a professional fine arts photographer whose specialty since 1981 has been medium and large format panoramics of cityscapes and landscapes. Because of the uniqueness of this art form and his own demand for quality, he has special processing and enlarging equipment to print the long negatives and transparencies produced by his cameras. David works at his Baltimore studio with a small staff of dedicated professionals who ensure that the printing and framing of his work are of highest caliber.

During the past twenty years David has photographed in depth, many major US cities and the countryside that surrounds them. He has also spent considerable time hiking and photographing the National Parks and Monuments of the US and Canada. During the past two years he has been to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, camped among the cactuses of the Sonoran Desert, trekked the shores of Maine and Martha's Vineyard and climbed some fourteeners in Colorado.

During travel abroad, David has amassed a large collection of images from all parts of the world. Areas photographed include Austria, Germany, Hungary, The Czech Republic, the former Yugoslavia, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. In February of 1999, he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. His images from Tanzania include the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. He returned in 2001 to climb again by a different route.

In 1988, David was a guest lecturer in the People's Republic of China, the first artist to represent Maryland in a cultural exchange program with the sister state of Anhui Province. He was invited for a return visit in 1993 to attend the opening of his Panoramic Photographic Exhibition in Hefei. After leaving the capital city, his work went on tour throughout the province.

David is represented by museums, galleries and art consultants throughout the United States. He has exhibited widely and his work has been purchased by individual collectors, museums and major corporations. Besides China, recent exhibitions were held in Chicago, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. His work was also part of a show that originated in Finland and traveled to Prague, Estonia and other parts of Eastern Europe.

In September of 1997, David's photograph of "Versailles" won first prize at the Paris Conference of the International Association of Panoramic Photographers. In 2001, his landscape of "The Merrimac and Monitor" won the landscape prize at the Napa Valley Conference of the APP. Presently, David is also under contract with Microsoft where his panoramics are used for virtual imaging in programs such as Expedia, Encarta and Autoroute.

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