Photo: Hattie Watson


David Alvarado is a Méxican-American photographer and former military photojournalist based in Portland, Oregon. He is a graduate of the New York Film Academy and studied under the supervision of Guatemalan photographer Jaime Permuth

With his finger always on the pulse, David's work is constantly evolving in order to stay fresh, while staying true to his roots that have set the groundwork for his career -- translating heart and soul through every photograph taken. An avid writer, musician, outdoor enthusiast and traveler, his work draws inspiration from the things he loves: art, cinema, fashion, music, people, travel, and the stories that bring them together. 

Featured: Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum of Anthropology’s Slum Living Exhibition, General Stanley McChrystal's 2013 memoir My Share of the TaskWater Journal Vol. 2, Vogue México, etc.

Clients: Freunde von Freunden, LA Models, Leafly, Mercedes Benz,  Paper Magazine, Thrillist, Wilhelmina, Willamette Week, Will Leather Goods, etc.