David Perelman-Hall is a photographer living in Cleveland Heights who shoots mostly portraits of bodies and faces, and loves the abstract — images of things that are there but we just don't or can't see them. He also dabbles in landscapes, infrared, and longer-running projects. He picked up the camera at the dawn of digital photography, and the most critical thing in his kit are cloth baby diapers that pad, dry, clean, and keep his gear happy.

In a former stage of his life, he studied, wrote about, and published scholarly articles on the American author Thomas C. Wolfe. In another stage he earned the PhD and inevitably wrote, published, and taught object-oriented programming.

Throughout his life he has continued to be fascinated by language, which drives his interest in communicative poetry.



February 2024: Mistlin Gallery, Stanislaus Arts Photo Contest, award winner in Figurative Nude category

January 2024: Tri-C East, Cleveland on the Streets Exhibition

November 2023: Doubting Thomas Gallery, Art of the Trade: Artists Collecting Artists

September 2023: Bostwick, 4th Annual Cleveland Photo Fest

December 2022: Bostwick, Cleveland Photo Fest: 1,000,000 Photos Exhibit, 24 works in AI

April 2021: Bostwick, Photothon 2021, award winner in Deja Nude category


May 2021: South East Center for Photography, Flora, juried exhibition

March 2020: Cape Cod Art Center, Sense of Space juried exhibition

December 2018: Duck Pond Gallery, Shaker Heights

August 2017 Heights Arts,”I am ARTFUL” Show

September 2014 Loganberry Books: Grant Deming Artists

July 2014 Loganberry Books: Cleveland Photography

November 2013 Pentagon Gallery: Grant Deming Artists

Narrative about Learning Photography

This is an essay-narrative about what it was like to teach myself photography. How I did it, how long it took, where I did it, the steps in my evolution as a photographer and artist, and a deep appreciation of the small part of the world where all this took place.

Realism is unnecessary when we have the resources of the camera and post processing to produce effects only rivaled by dreams
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