David Lubbers was born October 20, 1947 in Holland, Michigan. He graduated in 1969 from Calvin College and received a master’s degree from Michigan State University in 1973. He taught in the Grand Rapids Public Schools for 12 years.
In 1982, Lubbers moved to Sante Fe and photographed the Southwest extensively. In 1986, Lubbers extended his interest of natural erosion patterns to man-made ruins of Mexico. Photographing with a large-format camera, he photographed not only evidence of time and weather, but also the soul of the people there.
Since then he has photographed the West Coast and Michigan, the Netherlands, France and Italy. Four portfolios of his photographs have been published and more recently four books: Abiding, Landscape of the Soul and Persistence of Vision, The Waters of Michigan and Within Two Miles – Views of the Saugatuck – Douglas Area
He has exhibited in Mexico, Italy and Latvia in addition to numerous shows from Boston to San Francisco in the United States.