About

I am an Iowa City, IA based editorial and freelance photographer with an emphasis on documenting competition and achievement—particularly in sports and the arts.

Originally from Chicago, after graduating from college, I spent almost two decades serving as an Infantry and Foreign Area Officer in the United States Army, where I served all over the world including tours in South Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq as well as serving in the American Embassies in Cameroon, Senegal, and Guinea. These experiences allowed me to document such diverse subjects as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to Senegal in 2011, daily life in Guinea during the Ebola outbreak of 2014–15, and the experiences of my infantry battalion during our deployment to Ramadi, Iraq in 2004–05.

After retiring from the Army, I continued to develop my skills in documentary and editorial photography by working as a staff photographer at The Daily Iowan at the University of Iowa while I earned my J.D. at the University of Iowa College of Law.

I can be reached at:

dave@thresherphoto.com
+1 (312) 684-3182

Documentary Projects

  • The Road to Invicta - A young Cedar Rapids woman’s quest to become a professional MMA fighter.

Reporting

  • The Hawkeye Express - A look at the commuter train serving the University of Iowa’s football stadium on game day.

My work has been featured in:

  • The Cedar Rapids Gazette

  • Chicago Magazine

  • The Chicago Tribune

  • The Daily Iowan

  • The Iowa City Press-Citizen

  • Stars and Stripes