Wild Side Photography

Don McCunn's Bio & Vita

Don McCunn is a photographer/costumer raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin he holds an MA in theatre from UCSB. He works with talented models to create original imagery treating photography as theatre at 1/60th of a second.

He has taken a number of photography classes from the Harvey Milk, RayKo, and CCSF's Fort Mason Photography programs as well as workshops sponsored by the Professional Photographers Association of the Greater Bay Area. His first book of photos, Revisiting the Classics, was released in September of 2012.

Awards

  • "Sirens' Cave," Finalist in 34th Annual Best of Photography Contest sponsored by Sigma, 2014
  • "Back to Nature," First Prize in the Nude Category at the "5th Pollux Worldwide Photography Gala Awards," York, UK, 2013
  • "Back to Nature," Certificate of Merit, Gallery Route One 29th Annual Juried Show "Catalyst," Juror: Scott Shields, Curator Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, 2014
  • "Figure Study, No. 1," Rated Excellent, Professional Photographers of the Greater Bay Area competition, 2011
  • "Lady of the Lake" Finalist in the Nude Category at the "6th Pollux Worldwide Photography Gala Awards," York, UK, 2014

Publications

  • Revisiting the Classics, Design Enterprises of S.F., CA, 2012
  • Best of Photography 2014, Serbin Communications, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA, 2014
  • Skin, Darkroom Gallery, VT, 2013 (Flip to page 20)

Juried Exhibits

  • "Nude Night," Tampa, FL, 2014
  • "Nude Attitude," Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL, 2014
  • "Catalyst," Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA, 2014
  • "Women in Charge," Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY, 2013
  • "Skin," Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT, 2013
  • "Nude Attitude," Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL, 2013
  • "Tango and the Modern Nude," Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA 2013
  • 2013 Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, 2013
  • Pop-Up Art Show, Gallery 4n5, San Francisco, CA, 2012

Other Exhibits

  • "Revisiting the Classics," Castro Tarts, San Francisco, CA, 2014
  • "Good Hands at Castro Tarts," Castro Tarts, San Francisco, CA, 2013
  • Fort Mason 38th Annual Holiday Exhibit, San Francisco, CA, 2012
  • Holiday Solo Exhibit, Castro Tarts, San Francisco, CA, 2012
  • SPE Conference Exhibit, San Francisco, CA, 2012
  • "Imaginarium" Solo Exhibit, Castro Tarts, San Francisco, CA, 2012
  • Group Exhibit, Harvey Milk Photography Center, San Francisco, CA, 2011
  • South Breach Artists' Open Studio, San Francisco, CA, 2011

Auctions *

  • "Art Auction 14," SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2014
  • "Art for the House," Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2013
  • "Art Auction 13," SoMA Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2013
  • "Art for the House," Firehouse #8, San Francisco, CA, 2012
* Sales benefit programs for the homeless in San Francisco.

Copyright © 2014 by Donald H. McCunn