David Drebin (Canadian, b.1970) is a photographer well-known for combining voyeuristic and psychological viewpoints in his work. He offers the viewer dramatic insight into the emotions and experiences of his subjects, exploring the tensions between humor and sex, melancholy and sex, and melancholy and humor.

After graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York City in 1996, David Drebin quickly made a name for himself as an internationally renowned photographer, creating images of movie stars, athletes, and other entertainers. He was subsequently commissioned for countless high-profile advertising campaigns around the world.

Drebin’s first comprehensive illustrated book, Love and Other Stories, was published in 2007, and signaled his transformation from commercial photographer to art photographer.

Drebin’s photographs are epic, dramatic, and, above all, cinematic, and are contained in collections around the world. In a unique and opulent way, Drebin stages femme fatales against the backdrops of cities such as Hong Kong, New York, and Paris. With their impressive skyscrapers, the cities provide the viewer with a nearly infinite surface for the imagination. Drebin lives and works in New York City.

Exhibitions

2012
David Drebin Photographs, Contessa Gallery, Cleveland, OH (solo)
2011
Summer Selections, De Buck Gallery, NY
2010–2011
David Drebin, Camera Work, Berlin, Germany
2008
Art Zurich
2008
Pulse Art Fair, NYC
2008
Art Miami, USA
2008
Sexy Funny, Funny Sexy, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2008
ArtCentre The Willem, Vlissingen, The Netherlands
2008
Cityscapes, Guy Hepner Contemporary, London, UK (solo)
2008
Fashion Show, Camera Work, Berlin Germany
2008
Traumfrauen, Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
2008
Dreamscapes, W Hotel, Westwood, California, USA (solo)
2007
Photo London
2007
Paris Photo
2007
Love & Other Stories, Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
2006–2007
Love & Other Stories, Young Gallery, Brusseles, Belgium (solo)
2006
Quartier 206, Department Store, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2006
Paris Photo
2006
Photo London
2005
Unbounded Youth, Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2005
Photographien, Camera Work, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2004
I love you too, Gallery One, Toronto, Canada (solo)

Literature

1996
Graduation from Parson School of Design, New York City
1970
Born in Toronto, Canada