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David Bates, Jr. / "davidjr.com" / "David Jr" is a Director, Producer, Videographer, and Editor, creating works online since getting the URL "davidjr.com" in 1995 while still in high school.
His work covers a broad range of styles and subject matters. Experimental videos, short form and feature length documentaries, portraits and interviews of artists and celebrities, music videos, video art and random off-the-cuff scenarios.
Bates work has been exhibited internationally in public space and cultural centers. Among his best known composed video works are Bjork and Ryoji Ikeda in Times Square. His video NFT “Her Way” was featured in the audience award winning official SXSW metaverse by Ristband in 2023.
David Jr has attracted press for his range of work in the arts, contemporary culture, and artistic spin in commercial projects for such clients as IBM, W Magazine, Starburst Candy, MTV, Capital One, Acura, MSN, Puma, Jet Blue, K*Swiss & others. His work was discovered by Interview Magazine founded by Andy Warhol, earning him the Award for Making People Talk – “his charmingly raw documentary-style shorts and off-the-cuff interviews with the likes of Christian Slater and Robert Wilson got the blogosphere – and the entertainment industry – buzzing.”
davidjr.com has exhibited with Streaming Museum and international partnering organizations in public spaces and cultural centers on 7 continents, including Hong Kong, Macau, Dubai, Kvinesdal, Bucharest, Johannesburg, Antarctica, Toronto, São Paulo, Split, Melbourne, Sydney, New York City, 23 BBC screens across the UK, and other cities.
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2023 Portrait by Zona Chen (ZonaChen.com)
2023 Photo by Zona Chen (ZonaChen.com)
Interview Magazine Web Superstar Awards for "Making People Talk"
2023 Snek Energy Photo by Zona Chen (ZonaChen.com)
Art by David Ian Perry
1999 Oxygen Media
2004 Bling Belt
2005 Maya & Miguel
2008 Photo by Jonny Flash
2011 Interviewing Rooney Mara - Photo by Rob Loud
2023 David Bates Jr with Nina Colosi (Streaming Museum) and Kate Shin (Waterfall Gallery)