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Interview with David Spindel

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About David M SpindelBorn August 31, 1941, David M Spindel grew up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn and has one older brother and two yournger sisters. His father was a hardworking pharmacist and his mother an ardent schoolteacher. Spindel enjoyed photography as a hobby in high school and then decided to pursue his craft more seriously at Rochester Institute of Technology. He studied with Minor White, Ralph Hattersley, Dr. Richard Zakia, and Robert Bagby, and graduated in 1964.

Post graduation, he worked as an assistant for several photographers in New York City including Tosh Matsumoto who insisted and inspired him to open his own New York City studio in 1970. He was soon in demand by leading advertising agencies. The work poured in and his reputation grew steadily.

Assignments for Major League Baseball were the catalyst for the next body of work that evolved as Spindel's signature style. He went on to create numerous baseball posters that sell worldwide and at The National Baseball Hall of Fame. He was commissioned for limited edition projects with: Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Duke Snider, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizutto, and many others. His charitable work includes projects with Yogi Berra and Phil Rizutto.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono hired Spindel to photograph their Double Fantasy recording sessions. Spindel's photographs have been published in numerous books, and licensed for cd's, videos, documentary films, and posters.

Amidst his still-life work, Spindel's developed his Rebus photographs, which caught the attention of American publishing companies. Following worldwide recognition for his baseball memorabilia photography, Abbeville Press signed Spindel to an eight-book publishing contract for the Major League Memories Series.

Spindel continues to produce work for an impressive list of clients, and has been seen on a variety of TV shows and interviewed by numerous publications promoting his work. His photographs and Limited Editions decorate corporate offices of numerous baseball stadiums, are on exhibit in galleries internationally, and available for private sale. His work continues to be licensed for a myriad of products worldwide.

Spindel is married to his wife, Barbara, and they reside in sunny Anthem, Arizona since 2004 with their dog, Sasha! They have two children together, Jeffrey and Joyce.

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