David M. Spindel Biography
Born August 31, 1941, David M. Spindel grew up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. 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. He opened 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, posters, and the Why Hunger/Bermuda Tapes App.
Amidst his still-life work, Spindel’s developed his humorously interactive Rebus photographs, which caught the attention of American publishing companies. Following esteemed 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 unique products worldwide. Just recently he licensed 5 collages for puzzles. His favorite one was the creation of a collage on the career of John Wayne. The other 4 were images of his football and baseball collages of memorabilia.
In November 2016, David licensed floor of his photographs to CNN for a special they were creating on John Lennon to be aired in December of 2016.
In Februry of 2017, David signed a contract with TunsMap to advertise and market his iconic photographs of John Lennon photographs from what is believed to be the last recording session of the Double Fantasy Album.
Just recently, Mr. Spindel created an entire new website of images not on his current website.Spindelvisions.com and the new listing is…davidmsphotography.shutterfly.comThis site contains a variety of photographs created over his 50 years career of what he considers his fun photos taken on trips he took and just enjoyable images that can be use on a variety of products that can be licensed to be put on a variety of products. There are photographs of food, butterflies, Arizona scenic, national parks (Bryce and Zion), computer collages, London scenes, Paris scenes, Italy scenes, Alaska images, New York scenes, puzzle images, flowers and floral arrangements, products that already have his images on them such as posters, and puzzles. CBS aired a segmen on the air in Arizona about David's 60 year career.
Spindel is married to his wife, Barbara, and they reside in Anthem, Arizona since 2004 with their dog Sasha. They have two children, Jeffrey and Joyce.
"The smallest most ordinary, most insignificant are neither small ordinary or insunificant"