David McLain

Real people. Real stories.

I am a storyteller in the truest sense of the word. In the same breath, I embolden people to tell their own story. I have a disarming way about me that gets people to open up, to share what’s on their minds and in their hearts. This talent was honed as a photographer for National Geographic magazine for nearly a decade. It’s what I bring to commercial work for clients who want to tell real stories about real people. I enjoy getting involved in the process early on: as a collaborator, a thinker, and a kind soul who builds trust and breaks down barriers. See how I’ve been helping people tell their stories.



A non-profit with a reach as big as its heart, sharing hard-won wisdom from real people
who found ways to heal in the face of adversity.



A clothing company enlisting real people to share the spirit of their brand.




The tech company who launched its new product by telling the story of how real people actually use it.