About the Author
David Toczko is a long-time Kentucky resident and a Western Kentucky University graduate. His interest in photography began in 1985 and has grown from a passionate hobby to a career as a freelance, commercial photographer. His work is internationally published and has been acclaimed for its richness and depth of color, texture and clarity. His artistic vision is to create photographs with both visual and emotional impact. Documenting the Shaker experience is one of David's favorite activities and includes a trip to Shaker Village at Sabbathday Lake, Maine, to visit and photograph the only active Shaker community still in existence. He has taken tens of thousands of images at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill over the course of four years and throughout each season. His Shaker photographs have been featured in local, as well as, national publications. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Shaker Village prints has been donated to the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill to help continue the work of preserving the historical treasure. David is a juried member of the Visual Arts at the Market of the Kentucky Arts Council, an Official Kentucky Derby Archive Team Photographer, a Louisville Ballet Archive Photographer, and a member of the Professional Photographers of America. His works have appeared in both national and international magazines and catalogs, including the Shaker Workshops Catalogs, and as part of the Kentucky Derby: 133 Review. His photographs are exhibited in galleries and shows throughout Kentucky, and have been selected to appear at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda, the Senate Offices of the Kentucky State Capitol Annex, and the Kentucky First Lady's Office.