David Art Wooten is a commercial visual artist working in the San Francisco Bay Area and abroad. His work has appeared in multiple publications. David is chief contributor for regional magazines and a contributor to many more. In addition he owns Kandidz, a location photography and video company that specializes in editorial, fashion and visual branding. David Art discovered his passion for visual arts in high school but was convinced to pursue a 'safer' path. After attending Howard University he traveled internationally as an event manager then served as the head of Central US & Canadian Sales for VMware. Having been the top sales person all but one year, David decided that his heart was no longer in technology sales and looked for a true outlet for his creativity. During a visit to his parents home in South Carolina, his stepfather handed him a Yashica Mat TLR and it was like seeing an old friend. Six months later David opened Kandidz, began pursuing his career... and has not looked back.