David Yellen '98 (visual arts) is known for taking powerful and striking portraits that highlight the depth and character of his subjects. His subjects have ranged from Warren Buffett to Kanye West to the Kardashian sisters, and his images have been featured on the covers of Fortune, Billboard, and Snob magazines.
His commercial clients include the Discovery Channel, Atlantic Records, and Juniper Networks. David was born in 1972 in Flushing, Queens, N.Y., where he acquired an early expertise in bowling and the inner workings of New York pizza. He studied photography at Purchase and graduated magna cum laude. He's the author of two well-received books, Too Fast For Love, PowerHouse books 2004, and Hair Wars, PowerHouse books, 2007.
When he's not taking pictures, cooking dinner for his wife, or playing with his young daughter, David likes to go fishing. He's also an enthusiastic amateur lumberjack and the proud owner of a Husqvarna 450E chainsaw.
David's extensive list of clients includes ABC Family, British Esquire, Cingular, Fortune, ESPN, GQ, Guitar World, the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, SONY Music, and more than 30 other well-recognized companies!