Disney Park Shooter

David Roark photographs the happiest place on earth.

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In-room photo of our new (opening in 2011) resort in Hawaii, called “Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa.” Shot with a Nikon D3 and an 85mm tilt/shift lens. Art Direction: Jane Yanik David Roark
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Experiential photo of “kids having fun” at our new resort in Hawaii, called “Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa.” The resort will open in 2011. Shot with a Nikon D3 and a 14-24mm zoom. Art Direction: Jane Yanik David Roark
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Experimental wedding photo from our new resort in Hawaii, called “Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa.” The resort will open in 2011. Shot with a Nikon D3 and a 24-70mm zoom. Art Direction: Jane Yanik David Roark
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Illustration of “kids having fun” in Disney Cruise Line’s “Oceaneers Club” aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship. Shot with a Nikon D3 and a 14-24mm lens. Art Direction: Joey Hasty David Roark
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A recreation of one of the most famous photos ever taken of Walt Disney. The portrait of Mr. Disney features the company founder with Mickey Mouse’s shadow cast on the wall next to him. We recreated the entire scene using an actor to portray Walt Disney. This was part of a series of recreations of “Classic Walt Disney Images.” Shot with a Mamiya 645 with Phase One P45+ digital capture. Art Direction: Will Gay David Roark
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Travel images from Lucca, Italy, illustrating the Medieval Dance and Long Bow Tournament. This specific event is an excursion for “Adventures by Disney.” “Adventures by Disney” provides guided group vacations around the world. Shot with a Nikon D3 with a 24-70mm zoom. David Roark
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Moonset above the lagoon at our new resort in Hawaii, called “Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa.” The resort will open in 2011(the benefits of being an insomniac!). Shot with a Nikon D3 and a 14-20mm zoom. David Roark
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A portrait of The Walt Disney Company CEO, Bob Iger, with Mickey Mouse at Hong Kong Disneyland. Shot with a Nikon D3 and a 24-70mm. David Roark
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Sunrise on Grand Opening Day at Hong Kong Disneyland, 2005. Shot with a Nikon D3 and a 80-200mm. David Roark
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A “romantic couple” strolls the beach at Disney Cruise Line’s private island, Castaway Cay, in the Bahamas. Shot with a Nikon D3 and a 80-200mm. David Roark
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Beyonce poses with several of the Disney Princesses in front of Cinderella Castle. This was a PR handout photo taken in support of the annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade holiday TV special. Beyonce was a featured performer in the telecast the year this photo was taken. Shot with a Nikon D3. Publicist: Gary Buchanan David Roark
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“The Art of Disney Topiaries” – a photo of a Disney Horticulturist working on the famous Disney Topiaries. Taken behind-the-scenes at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Shot with a Nikon D3. David Roark
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All of the grand opening Cast Members (Disney parlance for “employees”) of Hong Kong Disneyland gather for a group photo. This photo was taken the day before the park opened to the public in 2005. Shot with a Nikon D3. David Roark
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Mickey Mouse meets a Disney Cast Member (Disney parlance for “employee”) at Tokyo Disneyland. Shot with Nikon F4. David Roark
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Cover of the 2007 “Adventures by Disney” brochure. “Adventures by Disney” provides guided group vacations around the world. Background shot on location at Jenny Lake, Teton National Park, Wyoming. The dock was built as a miniature model approximately 3′ long. It was photographed separately…as was the “Dad and girls”…and merged via Photoshop. Digital Imaging: Ed Brown David Roark
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Part of a series “Guests on white.” A Richard Avedon-inspired look at Disney guests. Personal project David Roark
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Portrait of “Green Bird,” a performer in Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba show at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Shot with a Mamiya 645 with Phase One P45+ digital capture. Art Direction: Jane Yanik David Roark
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Various portraits of Cirque du Soleil La Nouba performers. This is from the Cirque du Soleil La Nouba show at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Shot with a Mamiya 645 with Phase One P45+ digital capture. Art Direction: Jane Yanik David Roark
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A photo/computer illustration using a model of the Disney Magic cruise ship. David Roark
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A photo of the very first time the Disney Wonder and the Disney Magic cruise ships ever sailed together. Shot from a helicopter. Shot with a Nikon D2. David Roark
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Self-assigned work of a NASA Space Shuttle launching over Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic cruise ship at Port Canaveral, Fla. Shot with a Nikon D2. David Roark
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A photo/computer illustration for the Epcot theme park’s “Sounds Like Summer” concert series in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Shot with a Nikon D3. Digital Illustration: Ed Brown David Roark
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A spontaneous meeting between famed anthropologist, primatologist and author Jane Goodall and “Gino,” a silverback gorilla. Taken at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Shot with a Nikon F4. David Roark
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Mickey Mouse takes an early morning stroll through the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Shot with a Nikon F4. David Roark
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A photo/computer illustration used as a magazine insert in support of the Disney Parks campaign entitled “What Will You Celebrate?” Shot with a Mamiya 645 with Phase One digital capture. Art Direction: Tom Shumilak David Roark
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A kiosk poster in support of an in-park special event, the “Pirate and Princess Party,” at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Shot with a Mamiya 645 with Phase One digital capture. Art Direction: Tom Shumilak David Roark
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Part of a personal project that was featured on the official Disney Parks Blog (disneyparks.com/blog). These individual images, taken at the finish line of Disney’s Princess Half Marathon, are part of a series “Finishers Portraits” from various “runDisney” events held at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. David Roark
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Personal Project…part of a series entitled “Princesses.” Photographing guests dressed up as Disney Princesses. This idea was later turned into an ad campaign. David Roark
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A photo/computer illustration for “Star Wars Weekends,” an annual special event held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This was created using a combination of miniature models and the actual “Earful Tower” (a water tower with mouse ears featured as one of the icons of the theme park). This photo was used as a billboard. Art Direction: Dave Chow Digital Illustration: Ed Brown David Roark
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Part of a series of ads for “Star Wars Weekends” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Ads featured Star Wars elements imagined in “everyday life.” This series won Awards of Excellence from Communication Arts Photo Annual. Art Direction: Tom Shumilak David Roark
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Part of a series of ads for “Star Wars Weekends” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Ads featured Star Wars elements imagined in “everyday life.” This series won Awards of Excellence from Communication Arts Photo Annual. Art Direction: Tom Shumilak David Roark
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Part of a series of ads for “Star Wars Weekends” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Ads featured Star Wars elements imagined in “everyday life.” This series won Awards of Excellence from Communication Arts Photo Annual. Art Direction: Tom Shumilak David Roark
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A series of photo/computer illustrations showing the “magic” of “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings and Honeymoons” at Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line. Art Direction: Dave Chow Digital Illustration: Ed Brown David Roark
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A series of photo/computer illustrations showing the “magic” of “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings and Honeymoons” at Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line. Art Direction: Dave Chow Digital Illustration: Ed Brown David Roark