Born in New York City, David Needleman decided at the age of 12 that he wanted to be a portrait photographer. He's pursued that love ever since. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts, David spent much of the next decade working for Steven Meisel. The mentorship provided David the invaluable experience to stake out on his own.

Over the last 7 years, David has been a regular contributor of celebrity portraiture to L'Uomo Vogue. In addition, David has also photographed for Interview, Vanity Fair, L'Officiel Italia, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Forbes and more. 

David lives and works between NYC & Los Angeles.