David Darby, ASC
Thar Desert, India 2004
“This photo was taken just before sunset in the Thar Desert, near the Pakistan border in Western India. I had just broken my 28mm Leica lens, and had to switch to the 35mm on the wide end for the rest of the month. Sometimes, misfortune is followed almost immediately - by some good fortune.”
David Darby, ASC is a cinematographer based in Los Angeles, California. Since 1985, Darby has been shooting commercials non-stop around the world with many of the most accomplished and celebrated directors ever to take on the genre. Prior to his commercial days, David was a director-cameraman on PBS documentaries and programming. His love for photography began with a passion for black and white photojournalism at age 12 and continued while studying Advanced Photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition to national and international commercials, Darby has photographed two independent features: “True Rights” and the feature short “Farsighted”.