About David Coblitz
St. Louis Commercial Photographer
David Coblitz is owner & photographic artist at St. Louis based Coblitz Photographic Arts. He specializes in Commercial and Fine Art photography creating what he calls “Functional Art”. This is art designed or selected to provide specific messages to and/or effects upon the people in a particular space to accomplish a purpose agreed upon with the owner of that space.
An example is Evidence Based Design art designed to improve patient outcomes and reduce staff stress in medical facilities, or to reduce staff turnover at senior living environments. This is based upon guidelines developed from research in hospital design. These types of images have been shown to reduce patient stays, reduce meds needed, eliminate “white coat blood pressure”, and reduce staff & patient stress.
His work is incorporated in the heart catheterization lab at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL, BJC West Building 2 Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis, MO, Missouri Baptist Hospital maternity area, as well as many other hospitals around the world. It has been exhibited in the St. Louis Surgical Center as well as other medical and chiropractic offices.
Other examples of functional art include helping restaurant owners increase sales & margins via the art on their walls, enhancing team creativity and/or increasing cooperation in a meeting room, etc. He thrives on creating art that serves a specific mutually agreed mission for the owner.
His award winning work has been & is represented in several galleries around the St. Louis area and has been exhibited in Lyons, France and in the British Saatchi Gallery on line and Scottsdale, AZ Xanadu Gallery on line. His photographs have been published in a number of magazines including the New York Times on line edition and are owned by a number of art collectors.
He’s been active in many photography and arts related organizations. He is a past 1st Vice President of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild as well as former Chairman of the Guild’s Photography Section. He was also newsletter editor for the St. Louis Camera Club. He also participates in the Greater St. Louis Art Association as a juried member.