David A Saenz is an editorial and documentary photographer and visual artist whose work seeks to reveal the universal luminous nature of our common humanity. He is an Austin native of Spanish, Italian, and Greek descent who began photographing at age 6. Saenz has studied photography, photojournalism, and film at Austin Community College, and the University of Texas at Austin, while he also studied oil painting under Beatrice Victoria Rakoff from 2006 until 2010. He had his first museum show at age 18, and has exhibited throughout Texas and the United States since that time. He is a prolific artist who works in five visual media: photography, oil painting, film, video, and drawing. Saenz has worked as a director of photography, screenwriter, and director on a number of documentary and narrative short films, as well as a full-length documentary. He also enjoys writing poetry and fiction.