David C Baker

David C Baker


David C. Baker | 1960–2016

I moved to Costa when I was four, where I learned Spanish. After one year, I moved to Guatemala where I lived for thirteen years. It was a very remote Mayan indian village called San Miguel Acatán--no electricity, no running water, etc. None of that but lots of this: photo subjects, time, and a pile of old camera equipment.

I've had lots of hobbies over the years (flying airplanes and helicopters, high-performance riding/racing instruction, fine woodworking), but the only constant has been photography. I typically take six foreign photo excursions every year, usually to countries I've never visited. I become thoroughly immersed in everything that goes into doing it artfully and speaks to my soul. It's so immersive that it crowds all the rest of life out, which seems to be the only way I can relax.

I don't know if you'll enjoy any of these images, but I hope one or two of them make you smile or remind you fondly of an image in your own head. Or, maybe one of them will help you reconnect with life (or death) in an authentic, real way.

Thanks for stopping by.

Canon EOS 1D-X Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Canon EF 200mm f/2.0L Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L Canon TS-E 17mm f/4.0L Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 Macro Lomography-Zenit EF 85mm f/2.2 Petzl

Canon EOS M Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M Canon EF-M 22mm f/2.0 STM Macro Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Macro Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 Nanoha x5C f/11 Lighted Macro

Leica M (Type 240) Leica M Monochrom Leica 24mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux ASPH Leica 50mm f/2.0 Summicron Leica 90mm f/2.0 APO Summicron ASPH Leica 135mm f/3.4 APO Telyt Voïgtländer 12mm f/5.6 Ultra Wide Heller ASPH

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera Olympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ED MSC

Leica C

Giroptic Girocam 360° Panoramic Camera

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

Sony RX100 II