David Heinlein sees in photography the opportunity to extend the life of particular moments, finding beauty, irony and infinite possibilities for reflection and contemplation. He is intrigued by the notion of the photograph as a trophy of experience.
During the past 20 years in New York, his career has encompassed most every speciality, from still life and interiors to fashion and portraiture. His client list includes American Express, Citibank, Cointreau, Godiva, Liz Claiborne, L'Oréal, Biotherm and IMG.
In 2004 he was first introduced to the photographs of J.W. Twycross, an amateur photographer who worked in Australia in the 1920s. Heinlein took interest in the collection and restored and enlarged a number of the images for their debut exhibition at the National Trust Gallery in Melbourne. October 17, 2009 marked the launch of a newly-constructed gallery, also under the auspices of The National Trust of Australia (Vic), featuring large-format prints on permanent display in the region where the photographs were taken. A solo exhibition at MPRG on the Mornington Peninsula (Australia) ran through April 4, 2012, featuring new restorations printed to mural size. Heinlein continues his association with the Twycross estate as master printer, and has published a limited edition of 12 key images. For more information visit www.twycrossphotography.com
Heinlein teaches photography at Parsons The New School For Design in New York.