David C Baker

I moved to Costa Rica when I was four, where I learned Spanish. After one year, we moved to Guatemala and lived there for thirteen years in a very remote Mayan indian village called San Miguel Acatán--no electricity, no running water, and not even a written language. What I did have was photo subjects galore, lots of time, and a pile of old camera equipment.

I've had lots of hobbies over the years (flying airplanes and helicopters, motorcycles, fine carpentry, and so on), but the only constant has been photography. I typically take six foreign photo excursions every year, usually to countries I've never visited. Capturing images, along with everything that goes into doing it artfully, speaks to my soul. It's so immersive that it crowds all the rest of life out, which is how I relax.

I don't know if you'll enjoy any of these images, but I hope one or two of them make you smile or remind you fondly of an image in your own head. Or, maybe one of them will help you reconnect with life (or death) in an authentic, real way.

Canon EOS 1D-X
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L
Canon EF 200mm f/2.0L
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4.0L
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 Macro
Lomography-Zenit EF 85mm f/2.2 Petzl

Canon EOS M
Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2.0 STM Macro
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Macro
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
Nanoha x5C f/11 Lighted Macro

Leica M (Type 240)
Leica M Monochrom
Leica 24mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH
Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH
Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux ASPH
Leica 50mm f/2.0 Summicron
Leica 90mm f/2.0 APO Summicron ASPH
Leica 135mm f/3.4 APO Telyt
Voïgtländer 12mm f/5.6 Ultra Wide Heller ASPH

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera
Olympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ED MSC

Leica C

Giroptic Girocam 360° Panoramic Camera

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

Sony RX100 II

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