Swanson was born and raised in the Chicago Illinois area. After retiring
from a career of forensic evidence photography for the Sheriff’s
Department, Dave turned his camera lens toward a more pleasurable medium.
He has been photographing nudes in landscapes for the last six years in
northern Minnesota. Although models are hard to come by in this sparsely
populated area, Dave has built a respectable reputation with the community
and finds that Minnesota women are willing to model for his art form.