Dreamland Amusements
“Dreamland Amusements”
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 in | 33 x 46 cm (unframed dimensions)
2019
Edition of 9
$1,500

Point Lookout, N.Y. (June 29, 2019)

Point Lookout beach puts on a carnival every year. The rain put a damper on things, and I felt bad for the carnival employees who worked so hard for very little reward that weekend. I used a Rokinon wide angle lens and placed the Sony a7s camera just above the puddle to get the reflection.
Dude, Where's My Bike
“Dude, Where's My Bike?”
Archival inkjet print
18 x 28 in | 47 x 71 cm (unframed dimensions)
2014
Edition of 9
$2,000

Amsterdam, Holland (August 10, 2014)

I'm an avid biker. The first thing I do when I get to a city is rent a bike. Holland is biker heaven, unless you forgot where you parked. Hopefully our hero found his. Taken on my birthday in one of my favorite cities.
Down Under
“Down Under”
Archival inkjet print
18 x 28 in | 46 x 71 cm (unframed dimensions)
2019
Edition of 9
$2,000
Tamarama Point, Sydney, Australia (December 16, 2017)

On this Saturday in mid-December, I hiked the 6 KM scenic cliffwalk from Bondi beach to Coogee beach. It features stunning views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. They say you can do it in a few hours. I took all day. You know - photos. One of the popular stops along the way, Tamarama Beach, entertains people and pets exploring the tidal flats at low tide.
Bridgehenge
“Bridgehenge”
Archival inkjet print
18 x 28 in | 46 x 71 cm (unframed dimensions)
2019
Edition of 9
$2,000

Lido Beach, N.Y. (June 23, 2019)

Twice a year, this bridge at the Lido Golf Club in Long Island aligns perfectly with the sunset over Reynolds Channel and NYC 25 miles straight ahead. I used a Rokinon 14mm wide angle lens and sat the camera directly onto the wooden plank. I used the timer since I didn't have a remote. The colored 'stones' in the foreground are a combination of sand, pebbles, shells, and recycled glass that have been rounded, polished, and used on the golf cart paths.
Flip This House
“Flip This House”
Archival inkjet print
18 x 27 in | 46 x 27 cm (unframed dimensions)
2019
Edition of 9
$2,000

Kings Park, N.Y. (May 27, 2019)

The pond was so calm that day I had to flip this house. Up top, what appear to be tree leaves hanging down are actually reeds in the foreground pointing up from the earth towards the sky.
Moon Balloons
“Moon Balloons”
Archival inkjet print
18 x 28 in | 46 x 71 cm (unframed dimensions)
2017
Edition of 9
$2,000

New York, N.Y. (June 3, 2017)

I have a list of rooftop bars/restaurants in every city I've visited, NYC included. I usually go at dusk to get sunset or moon shots, followed by a nightcap. When I want the Empire State building in frame, the Monarch Rooftop Lounge in midtown NYC is a favorite spot. It was windy that night, the balloons were whipping around, and a party happening. To get this shot I got on my back and pointed the camera straight up. Somehow the balloons froze in time. The party continued. The bright dot between the moon and the center balloon is Jupiter.
Grand Union Canal
“Grand Union Canal”
Archival inkjet print
24 x 32 in | 61 x 81 cm (unframed dimensions)
2014
Edition of 9
$2,500

River Brent, London, England (October 16, 2014)

When in London, I love biking along the Grand Union Canal which stretches for 137 miles with 166 locks. The towpaths alongside have been turned into pedestrian/bike friendly pathways. The paths were originally used by horses to pull narrowboats down the canals. You can see my rented bike further up the path on the left. This outing was grim, hence the B&W. In August 2014, 14 year old Alice Gross went missing. They had recently found her body in the canal, near where this photo was taken. It was a horrific crime that shocked England. From that point on, I only took B&Ws on this trail.
Kaleidoscope
“Kaleidoscope”
Archival inkjet print
18 x 28 in | 46 x 71 cm (unframed dimensions)
2017
Edition of 9
$2,000

Tokyo, Japan (July 16, 2017)

Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku is a shopping complex with an entrance designed by award-winning architect Hiroshi Nakamura that features a kaleidoscope of mirrors.
The Oculus Reflected
“The Oculus Reflected”
Archival inkjet print
18 x 28 in | 46 x 71 cm (unframed dimensions)
2019
Edition of 9
$2,000

New York, NY (January 27, 2019)

I placed the right side of the camera flush against the glass window of the building on the right, and evenly spaced the lines above and below in order to pull the viewer's eye into the center of the photo, the vanishing point.
Shadow Biker
“Shadow Biker”
Archival inkjet print
10 x7 in | 25 x 18 cm (unframed dimensions)
2020
Edition of 9
$1,200

Long Beach, N.Y. (March 14, 2020)

When flipped rightside-up, a friend on Facebook commented that this photo reminded him of the childhood game Mousetrap from the 60s-70s.
Starecase
“Starecase”
Archival inkjet print
18 x 28 in | 46 x 71 cm (unframed dimensions)
2017
Edition of 9
$2,000

Queen Victoria building, George Street. Sydney, Australia (March 17, 2017)

I had been in Australia for 3 months. We had just completed an event and would soon be heading back to the states. Before we departed, we went on a Sydney photo safari. Lots of walking. We stopped in QVB to rest and people watch over high tea in the spectacular Tea Room. I took this on the way out. It was downhill from here.
Window Seat
“Window Seat”
Archival inkjet print
18 x 28 in | 46 x 71 cm (unframed dimensions)
2016
Edition of 9
$2,000

Marrakech, Morocco (December 4, 2016)

I arrived in Marrakech from Casablanca at midnight in driving rain. The next day, I got up before dawn for my photo safari and this was the first thing I saw. They were very patient subjects. The golden hour colors were spectacular, aided by the moisture on the walls before the sun dried everything up shortly after I took this. The cat's 'home' is actually rubble - there was no roof, and this was one of just two walls remaining on the building.

Marrakech is nicknamed 'Al Hamra' aka the 'red city' in reference to the red color of its city walls and sandstone buildings.
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David Mathison’s work is inspired by his love of nature, landscapes, architecture, moon/sun risings and settings, milky ways, and humanity. Starting in 2015 with no formal training and a Panasonic Lumix point and shoot, he has used photography to document and share his global adventures, see things with new eyes, and to meet interesting people. Since 2018 he’s been using a Sony a7s, gets a lot of mileage from a Rokinon wide angle lens and more recently a Sony 200-600mm, and occasionally the camera on his Samsung Galaxy s9+ mobile phone. Mathison recently joined the Board at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business Transformative Leadership program. Since 2011 he has been founder/CEO of the CDO Summit and CDO Club, the world’s largest community of C-suite digital, data, and analytics leaders. He was raised in Baldwin, NY and currently resides in Long Beach, NY with his invisible dog, Pismo.