Dave Rhodes

Cell: 323-828-3078


"A brilliant piece of historical surrealism" – The Times Picayune

"One of the most notorious shots in Snowboarding history." – Snowboarder Magazine

"This imaginative artist takes landscape photography to new creative levels. The natural world is simply a starting point for portraying his ideas about humanity, technology, and the environment, while also finding bold new ways of photographic expression." - Patrick Myers, National Park Service

Exhibits and Credits

April 8 – May 6, 2013
Expose: New Orleans – French Quarter Fest / Jazz Fest
New Orleans

March 2013
Custom Designed & Built - Butterfly Gazebo
Private Collection
New Orleans

January 21 – February 18, 2013
Expose: New Orleans – Mardi Gras & The Super Bowl 2013
New Orleans

October 26-28, 2012
Voodoo Music & Art Experience
"The Doors of Perception" – Commissioned Public Art
"Doorways of Voodoo" - Commissioned Public Art
New Orleans, LA

July 28, 2012
The Times Picayune
"History Goes Down In Flames"
Photographs on Pages 1 & 2
New Orleans, LA

July 14, 2012
Exagere Couture Furniture Boutique and Art Gallery
"Duned" Series Limited Edition Metal Prints
New Orleans, LA

June 21, 2012
"Stonehenge: St. Claude" Temporary 8ft. Replica
In support of St. Claude Main Street (Non Profit)
Concept, Design, Builder, Aerial Photographer, Curator
New Orleans, LA

March 14, 2012
HBO's "Treme" directed by Tim Robbins
Steampunk Trojan Horse Float (Krewe of Ragnarok)
*Featured Artists

January 31 – February 29, 2012
London’s Art Below: ‘Pop-Up’ New Orleans
International Billboard & Gallery Exhibit
Co-Curator / Artist

November – December 2011
Art Below / Underground Billboard Exhibit – London, England
"Pen & Paper Will Help" – Graphic Art

April 9, 2011
French Quarter Fest
Hard Rock Cafe / Make A Wish Foundation
New Orleans

November 2010
Snowboarder Magazine
Re-Published Photograph from 2003

October 29,30,31, 2010
Voodoo Fest (Mainstream Music Festival)
"Paper Airplane" – 30ft Wooden Sculpture
New Orleans

July 2010
Fuse TV: "A Different Spin" with Mark Hoppus
Keds Shoe design worn in a commercial promo

May – (extended) August 2010
"6 Months of No LA"
Billboard Art Exhibit with CBS Outdoor
New Orleans

August 10, 2009
Ghost Projection Installation
Hollywood Art Walk #1
The Dragonfly – Hollywood, CA

July 20, 2009
"Duned" Series
NASA – Permanent Collection
Goddard Space Flight Center – Greenbelt, MD

April 1, 2009
"Projection on Canvas"
Braille Teeth – Art & Music Collective – Hollywood, CA

February 12, 2009
"20ft Projection Installation"
Los Angeles Downtown Art Walk
Pacific Electric Building Penthouse

November 2008 – February 2009
"8X10 Max" Small but powerful group art exhibition
Blue 7 Gallery – Santa Monica, CA

October 2008 – June 2009
"Duned Series"
US National Parks Fine Art Exhibit
Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center Gallery – Mosca, CO

October 13, 2007
"Cell Phone Art Collection"
CONCEPT: Audio & Visual Environments
Grand Star Jazz Club – Los Angeles, CA

February 5, 2007
Snowboard Mag
"Terje Haakonsen" Photograph

March 2003
Snowboarder Magazine
Full page photograph with front cover credit

December 2002
Grand Timber Lodge – Breckenridge, CO

*Corporate, Headshot, and Portrait Photography samples available upon request

Dave Rhodes / The Artist

It wasn't until 2007 that Dave truly became an artist. Before the ease of Iphone aps, Dave had a unique vision using his cell phone to create abstract images that started to gain attention as art. Multi-Platinum bands recognized this and invited Dave to shoot "Cell Phone Photos" at concerts. Five years later, he has exhibited or worked with NASA, US National Parks, Art Below (London), Voodoo Fest, CBS Outdoor, Los Angeles Downtown Art Walk, Fuse TV, Keds, Snowboarder Magazine, and gained press from Nylon Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Times Picayune, dozens of online websites, and more.

His "Duned" Series exhibited in Colorado for the US National parks over a span of nine months and was seen by over 300,000 visitors. The series was then acquired by NASA and shipped overnight to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, to be hung in time for the visiting Astronauts to see. The art was well received by NASA employees and visitors while on display over the next year, and remains in NASA’s permanent collection.

Living in New Orleans for the last two years and growing daily as an artist, Dave is finding new avenues of expression using any and every kind of medium. Exciting new displays of art are always in the works.

Dave Rhodes / The Entertainment Industry

Growing up in Los Angeles on film sets as a child, its no wonder that he fell into the business. Notably, under the guidance of his cousin, producer Matthew Rhodes (President of Mandalay Vision), In the beginning Dave helped longtime UTA agent April Lim start Global Artists Agency as an executive assistant for several years. He also worked as an executive assistant for his cousin, often traveling to major film festivals and creating a pitch that was heard by the Vice President of Universal. After working with Matt, Dave began a three year working relationship with Writer / Director, Marc Rocco. In this time he would help develop scripts, acquire story rights, and produce (Eddie Vedder’s "Guaranteed" video which won a Golden Globe for "Best Original Song" for Sean Penn’s "Into the Wild"), working with Sean Penn, Michelle Anthony (former COO of Sony BMG) and Kelly Curtis (Pearl Jam Management) to name a few. Dave had creative freedom to choose 90% of the still images used in the video as well.

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