David A Saenz is an editorial and documentary photographer and visual artist whose work seeks to reveal the universal luminous nature of our common humanity. He is an Austin native of Spanish, Italian, English, Portuguese, and Greek descent who began photographing at age 6. David studied fashion and portrait photography, photojournalism, and Radio, TV, Film at Austin Community College, and the University of Texas at Austin, while he also studied oil painting under Beatrice Victoria Rakoff for three years. He had his first museum show while still in high school, and he is a prolific artist who works in five visual media: painting, photography, film, video, and drawing. Saenz has worked as a director of photography, screenwriter, and director on a number of narrative and documentary films. He also enjoys writing poetry and fiction.