David Drebin: Believe it to See it

In this episode of Championship Leadership, we are privileged to interview David Drebin, Internationally- renowned and New York City based photographer and multidisciplinary artist. Born in Toronto, Canada, David Drebin decided to take a leap of faith and move to New York then went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to pursue acting but soon realized that he would rather stay behind the camera instead. Still wanting to stay on the path of creativity, David proceeded to attend and eventually graduated from Parson School of Design and soon after began his career in photography.

In the years to follow, David is now enjoying the benefits of his hard work and is currently doing his part of inspiring people and fulfilling his mission-one art at a time.

Tune in to this episode!!

In This Episode:

[2:27] What does Championship Leadership mean to David?
[2:48] Who is David Drebin and what brought him to where he is today?
[6:14] Diamond Dust Projects
[10:21] Leaders that have influenced him.
[12:01] His vision, future plans, and the impact he wants to make.
[17:21] A turning point inside of his life.
[20:06] Episode takeaways.

Important Quotes:

“Championship leadership is thinking about how you can actually help other people become the best version of themselves.”

“People are so wrapped up in the beginning and being scared to actually begin that you just have to begin.”

“There’s no success or failure is ever final.”

“I find it to be much more interesting to be interested than to be interesting.”

“I’m in a relationship with my imagination.”

“It’s up to you to become what you are supposed to become in our short lives.”

 “You want to find people who want things for you and not necessarily from you.”

“Whenever you talk to another person, imagine them with a sign on their chest that says, please make me feel better about myself.”

“Adversity makes people great and a smooth sea never makes great sailors.”

“Most people need to see it to believe it. But I like to believe it when I see it.”

“We are all acting every single day and you are the director of your own movie.”

About The Guest:

A graduate of Parsons School of Design in NYC, David Drebin is a multidisciplinary artist working in various art forms producing limited edition works including Photographs, Lightboxes, Neon Light Installations, Diamond Dust works and more.

Following his first solo exhibition at Camera Work in Berlin in 2005 and the release of his first comprehensive illustrated book “Love and Other Stories” in 2007, Drebin experienced a stream of worldwide representation by some of the finest galleries globally.

Drebin’s artworks also known as “Drebins” are unique and instantly recognizable as his own. His artistic style is often described as epic, dramatic and, above all, cinematic. Drebin has released seven books with teNeues publishing including “The Morning After”, Beautiful Disasters”, “Chasing Paradise”, “Dreamscapes”, “Love and Lights”, “Before They Were Famous” and most recently released “Collectors Edition” an oversized limited edition monograph created as a gift to the collectors of his works around the world.

His work combines voyeuristic and psychological viewpoints in a unique manner, offering the viewer a dramatic insight into emotions and experiences which many of us have doubtlessly felt at some point in our lives.


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