Artists ~ David Shapiro-Zysk ~ Providence

Artist’s name: David Shapiro-Zysk
Shop name: DSZPhotography
Website: (still under construction) will be Chestnut Moon Photography
Facebook: Seamus Shapiro

1. Tell us about your work
My work is almost exclusively nature-inspired. I believe that the most beautiful images come from the natural world.

2. Is there a story behind the name of your business?
My initials work well (in a rhyming sense) with the word "photography," so it seemed the obvious choice at the time. I'm currenty in the midst of building a personal website called Chestnut Moon Photography, though. The name comes from one of my "best sellers."

3. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
I started using the camera to dialogue with the environment around me, and the next thing I knew, I was exhibiting and selling my work on a fairly frequent basis.

4. Where do you draw your inspiration?

5. What’s your favorite item to create?
Photographic images.

6. What’s your best seller?
Chestnut Moon

7. How long have you been in Rhode Island?
My partner and I have lived in Rhody for now 8/12 years. We're originally from the Niagara/Buffalo area.

8. What do you {heart} about Rhode Island?
I love everything about this unique, quirky, lovely state, but the art scene is what I love most.

9. Favorite place to take out-of-towners?
Favorite place to take visitors: Providence

10. Any advice for new/wannabe makers?
Try to make your work as organically as possible. In other words, "make" what makes you happy.


  1. I love your photos, David; especially the "Chestnut Moon;" which is a bit magical :)
    Nice to see your work and good look with your blog.


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