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Carmel Magazine, Spring 2018

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Carmel Valley Photographer Trades Science for Ar t B Y M I C H A E L C H AT F I E L D D avid Gubernick's photographic work has taken a few twists and turns…as has his career. "I hold a PhD in animal behavior," the articulate and erudite artist says. "I first came to Carmel in 1995 to do research at the Hastings Reserve, studying the California mouse." While there, he became smitten with pho- tography and a few years later, decided to try his hand at making a living with that medium. "I went from using my intellectual brain to using my artistic brain," he says. And he's done well, due to his natural ability. "I've been told that I can see things others don't," he remarks. Gubernick's first love was macro photogra- phy. "With macro, you're focusing on a small area," he explains. "The better you get at it, the better your other work gets." He has also pro- duced many stunning landscapes and photos of the natural world. His most recent series was shot in the sand dunes at Pismo Beach. A departure from his previous work, these intimate landscapes were shot in color, then digitally enhanced and ren- dered in black and white. "I wanted to do something different," Guber- nick says. "I love the sensuous flow of the shapes." View more of David Gubernick's images at SHORTCUTS ART "Sand Dune Patterns" by photographer David Gubernick of Carmel Valley. Guber- nick, formerly a scientist who studied animal behavior, shot this series at Pismo Beach. 60 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 Photo: David Gubernick

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