David J. Pittenger

DJPittenger Photography is a fine art photography studio. Created in 2013, DJPittenger Photography is devoted to creating unique and engaging fine art photography that examine architecture, landscapes, portraits, and abstract expression of common objects. Many of the photographs have appeared in a number of regional and national juried shows. DJPittenger Photography uses both traditional film as well as various digital processes to create images.


I am an experimental psychologist by training. Nevertheless, I have always had a passion for the arts. Although the range of pictures I make is, at best, eclectic, my goal is to find the beauty, the intrigue, the beguiling, or the mystery in objects and scenes others might overlook. I am, in other words, interested in visual detritus. My work ranges from the abstract to more conventional forms of photography. I currently work on several projects including the creation of images without a camera (photograms and cliché verre) and with photographs inspired Japanese black ink painting known as sumi-e (すみえ). My work has been selected for the Huntington Museum of Art 280 Show, Marshall University’s Annual National Juried Exhibition, and Just Around the Bend, a show hosted by the University of Rio Grande.