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Profession

Category:
ArtMakers
Occupation(s):
Photographer
Photography Entrepreneur

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black
Favorite Food:
Chitterlings
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
7/31/1963
Birth Location:
New York, New York

Profession

Category:
ArtMakers
Occupation(s):
Photographer
Photography Entrepreneur

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black
Favorite Food:
Chitterlings
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
7/31/1963
Birth Location:
New York
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Biography

Celebrity photographer David Bodrick was born on July 31, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. His mother was a teacher, his father a contractor. Bodrick was educated in the New York City public school system. In 1980, during his sophomore year at high school, he became a teenage father. After earning his diploma from James Madison High School in 1982, he began working full time as a messenger on Wall Street.

Over the next several years, Bodrick held several temporary jobs on Wall Street until he landed a full time position at Nippon Credit Banking. While working at Nippon, Bodrick earned his B.A. degree in film in 1988 from The School of Visual Arts in New York. In 1992, he began producing a cable show highlighting fashion and music trends in New York City. He also worked as a production assistant for MTV.

In 1995, Bodrick and his younger brother, Jonathan, started DMBJ Productions, a company which photographs and videotapes celebrities. His agency, known for celebrity footage, has often been the first to publish photos of famous couples.

Bodrick lives in New York City. His son, David III, is a producer at DMBJ Productions.





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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating for David Bodrick's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - David Bodrick lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - David Bodrick describes his mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - David Bodrick describes his father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - David Bodrick describes his grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - David Bodrick describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - David Bodrick talks about his family's conversion to Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - David Bodrick describes his daily routine growing up
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - David Bodrick describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - David Bodrick remembers his childhood neighborhood and elementary school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - David Bodrick remembers his experience at P.S. 193 in New York, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - David Bodrick describes his childhood personality and activities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - David Bodrick talks about being raised as a Jehovah's Witness
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - David Bodrick describes his experience at J.H.S. 278 Marine Park in New York, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - David Bodrick talks about his dreams and aspirations as a junior high school student
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - David Bodrick describes himself as a student at James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - David Bodrick remembers becoming a teenage father, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - David Bodrick remembers becoming a teenage father, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - David Bodrick remembers his aspiration to work on Wall Street in New York, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - David Bodrick remembers his aspirations and interests after graduating from high school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - David Bodrick talks about his temporary work for companies on Wall Street in New York, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - David Bodrick talks about studying film at the School of Visual Arts in New York, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - David Bodrick talks about starting and producing his own show called 'Avant Garde'
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - David Bodrick remembers working for MTV in the early 1990s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - David Bodrick remembers the settlement that gave him the money to start his own company
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - David Bodrick remembers shooting video at fashion shows
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - David Bodrick recalls how he started selling footage of celebrities, pt.1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - David Bodrick recalls how he started selling footage of celebrities, pt.2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - David Bodrick explains the process for photographing celebrities
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - David Bodrick reflects upon the ethical issues for celebrity photographer
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - David Bodrick talks about racial issues in celebrity photography
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - David Bodrick names his favorite celebrities to photograph
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - David Bodrick explains the factors that create photogenic celebrities
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - David Bodrick explains the role of celebrity photographers in commercialization
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - David Bodrick reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - David Bodrick offers advice for those interested in a career as a celebrity photographer or videographer
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - David Bodrick describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - David Bodrick gives advice and explains why history is important
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - David Bodrick narrates his photographs