David Gall is an artist born and raised in the south suburbs of the Chicago-land area, and while being the only visually creative member of his family, he wasn't alone in his fondness of motion pictures as his parents introduced him to a wide variety of films early in his life. Taking note of more than just story and actors, the hobby became a study in production and he took notes on cinematography, lighting, sound, editing, and advertising. These techniques taught him how to properly capture the world around him.

David has always been drawn to storytelling too, both fiction and non-fiction alike. Grounded in a broad appreciation for art, he has 14 years of photography experience and prides himself on composition and the ability to capture the atmosphere of the moment, in an effort to convey a feeling and breathe life into a still image. His love for photographs is surpassed only by his passion for films and film making, both small and large productions. In 2014, he began freelancing as a videographer for Motion Source, the most popular video production company in Chicago.

With an increasing demand for his photography, he helped co-found Eighty Five Studios in 2015, a photography company merging professionalism and heavy creativity with an uncompromising attention to quality. As a still frame, or motion picture, David has a strong belief in the power of photography to make a statement, and to tell your story.

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Eighty Five Studios

I represent myself as an artist but over the past few years I've started building a brand that will become a flagship of high-quality. Co-founder of Eighty Five Studios, we hope to work alongside other aspiring artists offering full creative support.



I started with Nikon cameras as I believed they were some of the most well made on the market. I also find Nikkor lenses to be meticulously crafted and perfect for my line of work. I own two DSLR cameras with a variety of lenses and other equipment.

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The following photos are from my Instagram. They are low-quality photos shot only with my Mobile Phone. This photographic journal depicts my day to day journey through the world and will be an exclusive look into something far greater in the future. Download the Instagram App and follow me: DavidJosephGall.