Damon May was born in the southern tier of upstate New York. Hailing from the city of Binghamton, Damon excelled early on in Athletics, specifically basketball and baseball. His love of drawing led him to take art classes which would later surface as a student at Wright State University and then Binghamton University where he received his BFA. The main focus of his art was the human figure. After working for a sports uniform clothing designer in Endicott, New York, he moved to Ohio to work for a sports apparel company doing graphic design and photography. He began photographing models for the company which continued his personal obsession with the human figure. He then dedicated his time capturing landscapes, nature, people in his life and any other subject that peaked his interst. Ever a restless soul, Damon expanded his image vocabulary, inventing and incorporating action-shots and obtaining new models in new settings that channeled his sports and fine art backgrounds. Damon continues to push the boundaries of his photography while trying to capture the essence of his creative mind, using the camera and his hands as the brush.
“I know that truly capturing the essence of the creative mind is like trying to find the meaning of life. I will most likely never find it. But that’s what keeps me doing it.
eyes wide and mind open.”