David Kawena

Photographer Male New York, New York, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/davidkawena
Mayhem # 2826477

About Me

Best knowen for my work in painting and illustration, been drawing since the age of 3-4 I was always fascinated with art from classic Disney animated films to the masters of the Renaissance. I'm highly educated in painting, studied animation at university for 4.5 years and been working in the field of art ever since I was 17.

I've always been attracted to human anatomy, mainly the male form and especially the works of Michaelangelo.

A few years ago I ventured into the world of photography, following my constant desire to expand my horizons, test my limits and see what other mediums are out there for me to use as a tool to make my dreams a reality.

My main goal in joining MM is to find creative, interesting individuals to collaborate with in bringing both of our visions to life. I'm always open to help out a model or a fellow artist in taking thought into action and by that expanding both portfolios, knowledge and talents. I believe that art, like life, is best when it's not spent alone and I'm looking forward to meet and work with new people.

Always give respect to my collaborators and their visions and if you're an aspiring model, make-up artist, stylist who would want my help in capturing your creations, talents and gifts, just send me a word and lets see how I can help you out in manifesting your dreams. Though I keep an open mind, however, I am not interesting in portraying everything and anything in my work. That said, please do not ask me to capture excessive violence, porn, animal cruelty or any other visuals that my seem racist and/or intolerant to other people and/or their life style, faiths and religions.

I've been lucky enough to collaborate with some amazing individuals, beautiful inside-out and also managed to join forces with the people and visionaries I look up to the most. (partial list of credits below), and I'm looking forward to start this new path of my journey.

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A partial list of artists and companies I've worked with/for -

2015 -
Gay Times Magazine (April Issue) - 'Double Trouble', 7 page spread photoshoot featuring the Suminski Twins of MTV UK hit series 'The Valleys'. 

2014 -
Double D Production France:
Costumes/Set Designer on 'The Little Match Girl' musical stage production (Paris, 2015)
Poster Illustration for 'The Little Match Girl' musical stage production (Paris, 2015)
Additional Promotional Graphic Art for 'The Little Match Girl'

Published work in -
Cosmopolitan UK
Gay Times Magazine
Attitude Magazine
In Touch Magazine

2013 -
Illustration of 'The Marianne' -
Chosen by schools across France and French President François Hollande as the national French stamp design for 5 years. The First non-French artist to win this honour by the French President.

Cover Art Design and Edit for Sean Avolio "Disco Lover" Single.

Published working -

2012 -
The Walt Disney Company

Special 'OBMA' election day shirt design for Madonna and crew, worn on final number of the show, sold exclusively in stadiums/arenas and on the official online MadonnaStore.com 

La Poste - National French Post Office
Numerous illustrations for special collectors edition stamps

La Poste - National French Post Office
Numerous illustrations for special collectors edition stamps

Sony Music France
Illustrations for "Fables De La Fontaine" book and CD

Earlier works includes:
Inside Marketing Campaign/Promotional Material

Magazines -
DNA Magazine, Australia
Featured illustration in article, "Disney Heroes"

H.O.T. Magazine, Italy
Cover art illustration

LQ Magazine, Ukraine
10 page spread feature, "Disney Heroes"



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