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Somewhere, UT • Truck Stop: Desert

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Date: 06-28-13
Location: Somewhere, Utah.
Photographs & Words by: Luis Valdizon

Traveling through the Utah Desert, we came across a truck stop. The views we took in were majestic and awe-inspiring. I got my camera out and started documenting right away. Something about shooting at this particular location was nearly perfect. David's carefree outfit, the cinematic nature and a much-needed break from driving all resulted in the impromptu photo shoot you see above. We're just a bunch of guys in the middle of nowhere chasing their dreams with an inextinguishable fire under their bellies and desert as far as our eyes could see.

My approach to photographing David has always been to capture him in the most candid way possible, because the David I know exists beyond the media that's out there. These photos are a direct reminder of the perspective I have of him, the perspective I wish everyone could see. He works harder than anyone I know and makes it look easy. Most of the time, it feels like he doesn't have a care in the world, but that doesn't mean the countless hours he spends cultivating his career don't go unnoticed. He's always on his phone working on music, marketing or interacting with fans, and there's nothing and no one that can stop him from doing so. He's a born and bred American hustler.

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