April 30, 2018


SHAMANZNBRIDGES 1979 is the first of the full-size composite panoramic contact prints I began making in 1979. It is shot with 5 rolls of Kodak Tri-X film and printed onto B&W fiber paper. After earlier panoramic experiments the prior year, I had conceptualized a way to depict 360 x 360 degrees on a flat surface. I built a device (wooden frame visible) to enable the trusty Olympus OM-1 to turn 360 degrees on both the horizontal and vertical axis. Together with my Shaman jacket wearing friends Chris, Jim, Joe, and Jeff, we ventured into the Bronx to a special spot next to the Major Deegan, under the (Martha) Washington Bridge. This is the result, 150 exposures later, nicknamed ‘ShamanznBridges’.

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David McGlynn

David McGlynn is an artist living and working in New York City and Beverly, MA. Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, he received a BFA from SUNY Purchase in 1979.  Mr. McGlynn enjoys success as both a fine art photographer and as a professional commercial photographer. His specialty is photo collage, and he has been refining his unique style for the better part of three decades. He has shown his work at several group and solo shows, including the Alternative Museum, Queens Museum, Hudson River Museum, Luring Augustine Gallery, the Neuberger Museum and Broadway Windows. His work is included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Erie Art Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Forbes Gallery Collection, and various private collections. In addition, he has created large-scale works for permanent installation for a variety of clients, including Disney/ESPN Zone restaurants, Fox Network headquarters, and AT&T Corporate Headquarters.  His work has appeared in publications including WIRED, Newsweek, Time, Money, Forbes, Vibe, ESPN, New York Times, Traveler, Popular Science and Metropolitan Home. Corporate and advertising clients include Miller Brewing Company, ‘Absolut McGlynn’ for Absolut Vodka, Kodak Funsaver cameras, Compaq, American Express, Disney, Dime Bank, Polygram/Mercury Records, and the World Financial Center. Mr. McGlynn has received several awards including: American Photography Annual 7, 10, 11, 35; Society of Publication Designers Annual 18, 23, 27, 28 and 30; Graphis Poster and Graphis Digital. Portfolio spreads of his artwork have been published in: Life Magazine, Popular Photography, Idea (Japan), Photo Magazine (France), and Photo District News.