David Mecey began working with Playboy magazine in the fall of 1979, serving as staff photographer and later as Contributing Photographer. During his career at Playboy, David has had numerous solo pictorials including; “The Girls of Texas”, and “Women of Wall Street”. Along with his buddy David Chan, he also worked on all of the college girl pictorials produced since 1980. To date, David has found 20 Playmates of the Month, including PMOY Karen McDougal Miss May 2000, Brooke Berry, Playmates Suzi Schott and Suzi Simpson.
David has also been called on to shoot such celebrities as Michael Keaton, Peter Horton, Robert Palmer, Ray Liotta, Sparky Anderson, Brooke Shields, Linda Carter, Rachel Hunter, Carmen Electra, and Sharon Stone.
In addition, David has been busy with various editorial and advertising assignments from around the world. He was called on to shoot Petersen Publishing’s Sport magazine swimsuit issue for four years, culminating with a broadcast on ESPN, ESPN-2, and PRIME TICKET. David served as its narrator. He also landed an acting stint in a made-for-TV movie titled Posing, which aired on CBS. While working as a technical advisor on the film, David was tapped by the director to play a fictional Playboy photographer.
Living in Los Angeles gives David options to work on many new and exciting projects, such as an ad campaign for a new line of cosmetics, M Professional. He works regularly on various swimsuit and lingerie catalogs, posters, and calendars. David utilizies Apple computers for their powerful retouching and design capabilities when working on the digital side of photography .
Since 1991,David has been a spokesperson/consultant for TAMRON-BRONICA, a manufacturer of cameras and lenses. His duties extend to shooting photographs for ads, consulting on lens quality & design and speaking at trade shows and seminars around the country.
Never one to stay idle, David started a men’s lifestyle magazine in 2000, titled Ego. Currently, David is running a workshop FotoFantasyCamp, to share his technique in the art of photographing beautiful women.
David’s passions also extend to participating in various club and club racing events for the BMW/CCA car club. Besides being a driving instructor for BMW, he also races at various racetracks throughout the Western part of the U.S. David continues to live and work out of Los Angeles, California.