David Croxford is the Visuals Editor for Honolulu Civil Beat, where he is attempting to archive the complete visual catalog of Civil Beat while engaging as often as possible in capturing the stories that Civil Beat pursues on a daily basis.
Prior to coming to Civil Beat, David was the award-winning Chief Photographer for PacificBasin Communications (AIO Media Group) from 2007 until 2022. His work has appeared in Honolulu Magazine, Hawaii Business Magazine, HAWAII Magazine, Hawaii Home & Remodeling Magazine, Honolulu Family Magazine and the other companies within the AIO brand spectrum, as well as contributing to various advertising campaigns created by the media groups. His photographic client list includes McGraw Hill publishing, Journal Register Publishing and Patuxent Publishing, and a variety of media consortiums.
David’s photographic experience dates back to the early 1980s when he first began working professionally as a photojournalist for several regional newspapers in Oregon. He later moved to the East Coast where he worked with major publishing groups in a freelance capacity.
David also has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and has studied pastoral theology for a Master of Divinity program at George Fox Seminary in Portland, Oregon.
Favorite subjects you ask? Big Wave surfing, any kind of aircraft from early biplanes to Mach 3 jets and the Moon in any phase!
DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg's two-day visit to the state highlighted challenges with local infrastructure.
Feathered friends, silky-smooth sharks, kupuna kicking up their heels and Civil Beat's inaugural photojournalism pau hana crossed our lenses.
The beauty of predawn architecture and the construction of a major project added to the mix of light and shadow our photographers captured.
This wide-ranging week in news focused on guns and housing, less than smooth sailing in the ocean and at the Legislature, as well as a pair of police chiefs and mayors.
The Capitol building came briefly to a standstill, two of the state's university presidents sat down for conversations and the stark neglect of some of our schools were all in our viewfinders this week.
Civil Beat's photographers spent the holiday week covering the community on Oahu.